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Dermal Fillers in New Orleans, LA

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Restore Facial Fullness and Reduce Lines and Wrinkles With Dermal Fillers

As we age, components that make up our facial structure, such as fat, skin, and muscle, begin to lose volume. When this happens, we are more prone to have visible age lines, sagging skin, hollow cheeks or eyes, and diminishing skin elasticity.

Other factors that can cause the appearance of aging are sun exposure and lifestyle. All of these decrease the amount of collagen and elastin your body produces. Since collagen provides your tissues with their strength and resilience and elastin gives your skin its ability to bounce back, the decrease of these proteins is noticeable (age-wise).

Dermal fillers are quick rejuvenation treatments that help restore facial volume, smooth age-related lines, and restore a more youthful you.

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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances inserted under the skin via injection to increase and restore facial volume. The fillers are made up of different substances and categorized by the compound they consist of.

Each filler is specifically designed to target patient concerns such as:

  • Smoothing age lines
  • Restoring sunken cheeks
  • Plumping lips
  • Fading crease lines around the chin, eyes, and mouth,
  • Restore hollow under-eye areas
  • Lift cheekbones
  • Define jawline

Dermal fillers are non-surgical treatments that require no downtime or recovery. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after their treatment session.

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How Do Fillers Work?

Fillers can be made from natural or synthetic materials and are designed to target specific concerns and areas on the face.

Note: The fillers used at the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery are FDA-approved.

Natural Fillers

Many of the most popular fillers on today’s market are hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural compound that attracts and retains water in our skin, eyes, and connective tissue. This allows our tissues to remain hydrated. Unfortunately, as we age and experience sun damage, our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid decreases and loses its structure.

When used as a smooth gel filler, HA is injected under the skin to fill depressions and lines. It is usually already mixed with lidocaine (to numb) for a more comfortable treatment.

Another natural filling material is calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). This thick calcium-based substance is found in our bones and, when injected as a gel, works to smooth deep wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. It plumps the face, giving it back its vibrancy, and adds volume to the area between the nose and mouth.

Synthetic Fillers

Poly-L-lactic acid is a safe and compatible synthetic filler. It is usually injected to address deep wrinkles as it works well to plump the skin.

Poly-L-lactic acid stimulates the natural production of collagen. Due to the way it works, the results are more gradual than other fillers (since it takes the body time to produce collagen) but often lasts longer — over two years.

Another synthetic filler is Polymethyl methacrylate microspheres. These are long-lasting fillers that look like tiny balls. The collagen-containing filler is injected under the skin and remains there to provide a firm structure. This is one of the more durable biodegradable fillers on the market.

Where to Begin With Fillers?

After you understand what dermal fillers are (and what they are made of), knowing where to begin can seem less daunting. Choosing the right surgeon — one you are comfortable with and who can help you understand your concerns — is extremely important.

Once you make an appointment at the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery, our focus is to make our patients comfortable. We use cutting-edge technology and are always up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field to ensure that our clients are offered the best possible service.

What Should Be Discussed During a Dermal Filler Consultation?

While risks associated with dermal filler injections are usually minimal, it is important to disclose any skin conditions, including allergies, neurological conditions, medicines, or any past medical history, to your surgeon as these may impact your treatment.

What Is the Injectable Process Like?

When you are ready for your procedure, the area to be treated will be cleaned and numbed with an anesthetic (unless the filler already contains lidocaine). You will be injected with a specific amount of filler beneath the skin, depending on the dermal filler type.

Usually, the denser the filler, the deeper the gel is injected. The procedure is quick, and the results are usually immediate.

While Dr. Sadeghi may ask you to stay away from strenuous activity for a day or so, you can resume your normal activities. Swelling, bruising, and numbness may occur at the injection site but is usually temporary.

Some patients can experience bumpy skin at the injection site, but hyaluronidase (a solution that dissolves HA filler) can smooth the bumps.

Most dermal filler treatments take between 20 and 40 minutes to complete.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

Dermal fillers are priced per unit. Therefore, the more filler you need to address your concerns, the higher your dermal filler cost.

Dr. Sadeghi and his team will give you an accurate cost estimate once they have developed your treatment plan.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal filler results usually depend on the patient, the type of treatment, and the area treated; however, there are some general timeframes that can help a patient understand the potential longevity of their treatment.

Natural fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, can last anywhere from six to eighteen months. Fillers in the lips and between the mouth and nose may fade faster, so you may have to return to maintain results.

Synthetic fillers can last longer since they are not absorbed by the body like natural fillers. Depending on where the synthetic filler is injected, it can last several years.

What Happens When Dermal Fillers Wear Off?

Dermal fillers are not permanent. Fortunately, you can return for repeat injections whenever you desire additional fullness.

Interested in Dermal Fillers in New Orleans, LA?

If you are looking for a non-surgical way to increase facial fullness, contact the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery today by calling (504) 322-7435 or fill out our online contact form. In addition to injectable dermal fillers, we also offer BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neuromodulators