Aging changes the shape and structure of your face. With the dermal fillers available at Strong Health & Wellness in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Donald Strong, MD, addresses facial lines and wrinkles, restores volume to sunken areas such as the cheeks and may use them for lip enhancement to make you look young and feel confident in yourself. If you’d like to explore your options for fillers, call the Strong Health & Wellness clinic or schedule your appointment online today.
Fillers Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances that a doctor injects into your face to reshape it or give it more volume. Your face loses fat and bone as you get older, making your wrinkles and folds more prominent. Fillers refill the areas lacking fat and structure to give you a younger look.
Before you get fillers, you’ll attend a consultation with Dr. Strong. He selects fillers that align with your body’s needs as well as your goals.
The procedure itself takes up to one hour, depending on your needs. It is generally done under local anesthesia to keep you comfortable and at ease.
How can dermal fillers alter my appearance?
You can use dermal fillers to change your face in several ways. Dr. Strong uses fillers to:
- Plump your lips
- Plump your cheeks
- Make your face more symmetrical
- Soften wrinkles and lines
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Decrease your lower eyelid shadows
If you want to make other tweaks to your appearance, Dr. Strong informs you if fillers are an appropriate option to add to your treatment plan. You should note that fillers have their limits, and plastic surgeries, like face-lifts and brow-lifts, are sometimes more suited to your goals.
What should I expect after my treatment with fillers?
You’ll see results immediately after your injections. Depending on the type of filler that Dr. Strong uses for your treatment, they can last anywhere from a few months to several years. You can maximize your results by diligently following Dr. Strong’s instructions for aftercare and skin maintenance.
Two weeks after your injections, you must return to Strong Health & Wellness for a follow-up appointment. At this time, Dr. Strong assesses your results and may enhance them with more injections or other treatments.
Am I a good candidate for fillers?
Many patients are good candidates for fillers because they’re customizable and come in many forms. You’re likely a good candidate for fillers if:
- You’re 18 or older
- You don’t take blood-thinning medications
- You’re generally healthy
- Your goals are realistic
- You have a positive outlook
- You’re committed to keeping your skin healthy and following care routines
If Dr. Strong decides that fillers aren’t your best choice, he helps you explore other treatment options.
For a lively new look thanks to dermal fillers, call Strong Health & Wellness or book your appointment online at any time.