The face may be one of the first areas to show the body's real age. The body loses natural collagen and elastin gradually over time, which may result in loss of facial volume and even deep facial folds. Dr. Michael Awad, an OB/GYN at Women’s Health Group in Chicago, Illinois, offers dermal filler treatments that can return the lost volume, erase deep wrinkles and folds, and even plump up lips if desired.
Dermal fillers are gel based products that Dr. Awad injects into the face for reasons like wrinkle elimination, lip enhancement, and facial contouring. There are several different dermal fillers available today, with some of the most common being Juvederm®, Belotero Balance®, and Restylane®.
Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. Your body makes hyaluronic acid naturally, but levels decrease over time. Dermal fillers can restore youthful volume and can be used to add volume in areas where you need it.
Dr. Awad uses dermal fillers in areas including:
Dermal fillers usually last for around six months at a minimum, although it varies by individual. Some newer dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma® can last for as much as two years when injected in the cheek area.
One of the significant advantages of dermal filler treatment is that it requires no downtime. In fact, some Women’s Health Group patients schedule their filler treatment during a lunch hour and then return to work right away.
With dermal fillers, change is immediate. You'll see the improvement before you even leave the Women’s Health Group office!
Keep in mind that a small amount of swelling is entirely normal after dermal filler treatment. However, your real results can be seen within a few days, once the swelling abates.
Yes, you can -- and in fact, dermal fillers and Botox are a great pairing for many patients who want facial improvements without surgery. Dermal fillers add the volume that you need while Botox eliminates wrinkles and prevents new ones from forming.
Ready to make a beautiful change in your face? Use the online appointment tool to arrange a dermal filler consultation with Dr. Awad now!