In the cosmetic area of medicine, many treatments aim to give patients a younger appearance. Among the most popular procedures are facial fillers, especially because of the excellent results that can be obtained by going to the right specialist.
Dermal fillers are an injectable solution used for facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers restore volume and fullness to the face, reduce facial lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial areas such as smile lines, cheeks, and lips. Dr. Campos-Leon uses dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, which rejuvenates the skin, such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®.
Process for filler application
Dr. Campos-Leon will first analyze the patient’s skin and its condition, allowing them to decide together which areas should be treated with the facial filler. Once a conclusion has been reached regarding the areas, local anesthesia will be applied so that the patient will not experience discomfort when the syringe needle and substance are inserted.
This procedure does not require much time and does not limit people in their daily lives, so once the procedure is completed, the patient can return to their normal activities with some recommendations in order to take care of their treatment.
Types of fillers available with Dr. Campos-Leon
Juvéderm ® is a renowned brand of injectable fillers of Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that nourishes and brings moisture and elasticity to the skin. This is a long-lasting non-surgical option that corrects age-related volume loss. This is perfect for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is recommended if your goal is to add volume to your face.
Radiesse ® is another renowned brand of injectable fillers. Radiesse ® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended on an aqueous gel carrier. This substance corrects specific areas of the face and hands by filling in the small crevices and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and folds. It also stimulates the body’s natural collagen production and produces a long-lasting effect. Radiesse is recommended if your goal is to smoothen wrinkles and return elasticity to your skin.
Perfectha ® fillers are also hyaluronic acid fillers, however what is different about this brand is that there are several types of products available. Some are better for different areas of the face and have different lengths of duration and results. A consultation with Dr. Campos-Leon will help you decide which type of Perfectha fillers is the perfect fit for you.
Who are ideal candidates for filler treatment?
Although facial fillers can be placed on patients of different ages, Dr. Campos-León considers that people who already show signs of age can benefit most from this procedure. The main objective is to provide patients with a more youthful and healthy appearance, so individuals who present flaccidity, photo-aging, or aging, are ideal candidates for facial fillers.
Does the filling procedure hurt?
Although a local anesthetic is used, the needle’s penetration may cause a little discomfort and some bleeding, but this sensation and effect should pass quickly. To reduce the feeling and bleeding, patients can apply creams or gels that help calm the area that has been treated, or use products to reduce inflammation.
Does the face become swollen or bruised?
It is usual for the area to swell and experience some bruising, however, the appearance should improve within two to four days. If the effects last more than two weeks, it is important to contact your doctor for instructions. Once the swelling and bruising have subsided, the treated area will look younger and with a lifted effect.
Are there any other side effects?
When the patient goes to a specialist such as Dr. Campos-León, there are no major side effects. In the first few hours after the treatment, the skin may present redness, inflammation, or small hematomas; these will disappear. If the patient chooses to go to someone without the necessary knowledge to perform this treatment, the side effects can be severe and may not only put their physical appearance at risk, but also their health and well-being.
There is no downtime recommended and you may resume daily activity while following Dr. Campos-Leon’s simple instructions to minimize side effects. Results are visible for 1 to 2 years, depending on the area where the fillers were injected. After the facial filler procedure has been performed, the patient must continually apply moisturizer and use sunscreen daily. It is necessary to remove makeup completely before sleeping and drink plenty of water to improve the appearance of the skin.
The facial filling procedure can provide many benefits, but it is essential to always go to a specialist for this procedure, like Dr. Campos-Leon. Please contact us if there are any doubts or if you would like to schedule an appointment.