Dermal Fillers Near Chattanooga

Also Serving Dalton, Calhoun, and Cartersville

Dermal fillers are excellent products to refresh faces that are starting to show signs of aging. In contrast to Botox, dermal fillers plump up areas of the face that look hollow or sallow. They are commonly used on wrinkles around the face, marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers are versatile because they can also be used to plump the lips and enhance shallow contours.

If you are interested in treatment with dermal fillers at Dr. Joel Williams' cosmetic surgery practice, please contact us today.

Perlane, like Juvederm, is a hyaluronic acid filler that acts as your body's natural hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin. The results of Perlane show that patients maintained improvement for 6 months after treatment.

Restylane is another hyaluronic acid used to fill in lines around your mouth or add volume to your lips. Results from Restylane typically last 6-12 months after treatment.

Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. This is advantageous because it is compatible and should not cause an adverse reaction. Juvederm provides support to the facial structures that have lost volume or elasticity. It also hydrates the skin by bringing water to the surface. This has an overall rejuvenating effect on the face.

The effects of treatment with Juvederm can usually last 12 to 18 months. Repeat treatment is recommended to maintain the results.

Sculptra, a polylactic acid-based product, is both non-toxic and biodegradable. Polylactic acid fillers are usually injected into areas where loss of fat and collagen has occurred with aging, resulting in the thinning of the skin and a loss of youthful softness to facial contours. Cheeks, temples and brows are some of the facial areas treated with Sculptra. Sculptra can also be used on aging hands and the chest to help reverse some of the thinning that occurs with aging and sun damage. They work by stimulating the body's own production of collagen. Results will improve over time as new collagen develops and can last for years. Repeat treatments are recommended.

Fat transfer uses autologous fat to fill out regions of the face that need more volume. The patient first undergoes liposuction on an area of his or her body that has excess fat. Once the fat is removed, it is purified and readied for re-injection. Then, it is injected into the face. Some of it will be re-absorbed, so Dr. Williams will likely overfill the treatment area. The results will look natural and subtly beautiful.

Benefits and Risks of Dermal Filler Treatment

Dermal fillers are a great way to plump areas that lose elasticity with age and smooth the creases and lines that develop over time. This is possible without the investment or associated recovery downtime of plastic surgery. Treatment is not painful and it only lasts about 30 minutes or less. Repeat treatments can be scheduled at various intervals to maintain the results.

Possible side effects of treatment with dermal filler products include redness, bruising, tenderness and swelling. There is also the risk of small bumps developing beneath the skin.

If you are interested in dermal filler treatment in Dalton, please contact Dr. Joel Williams' cosmetic surgery practice for more details. He would be happy to discuss fillers, injectables and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to suit your unique needs.