Wrinkles are a notorious sign of aging, but volume loss often gets overlooked. Thin lips and sunken cheeks can add years to your face, leaving you dissatisfied with how you look. At Diamante Medical Skin Care in Jupiter, Florida, David Capaldi, MD, offers several of the leading dermal fillers to give your skin a plump and younger appearance. To explore your dermal filler options, call Diamante Medical Skin Care to book your appointment or schedule one online today.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What do dermal fillers do?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that restore shape to your face and hands after they’ve lost volume. Over the years, your body produces smaller amounts of collagen, a structural protein that keeps your skin plump and tight. Dermal fillers make up for this collagen loss.

You can select a dermal filler to:

  • Plump your lips
  • Reduce wrinkles and lines
  • Fill in sunken cheeks
  • Reduce the appearance of scars
  • Give your face symmetry
  • Restore volume to your hands
  • Decrease the shadow beneath your lower eyelids

Many patients choose dermal fillers to combat age-related appearance changes, but you can also get them to make small changes to your appearance that aren’t the result of aging.

What are my options for dermal fillers?

At Diamante Medical Skin Care, Dr. Capaldi offers two of the leading dermal filler brands for you to choose from:

Juvéderm®

Juvéderm is a dermal filler brand with many available variations. Juvéderm’s products yield results that last for up to a year and can be used to fill facial wrinkles and folds or make your lips appear full and luscious. Some Juvéderm products contain the numbing agent lidocaine to ensure that you’re not in pain during your injection.

Restylane®

Fillers by Restylane are quite versatile. You can use them to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, fill your lips, or even make your hands look younger. The results last for several months, and you can decide whether to get follow-up treatments to maintain them.

What risks are associated with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are far less risky than cosmetic surgical procedures with similar results. Severe complications are very uncommon, especially when a doctor or other licensed professional gives you the injections.

You may experience a few mild and temporary side effects following your treatment, including:

  • Asymmetry
  • Skin irritation
  • Rash
  • Acne-like breakouts
  • Swelling
  • Light bruising 

Dr. Capaldi will make sure you’re fully aware of all potential risks and side effects before you begin treatment. He also gives you thorough instructions for aftercare to minimize any undesirable effects.

Physical features that you don’t like about yourself can ruin your self-esteem. With dermal fillers, you can make small alterations that matter or test out new looks for future surgery. To consult Dr. Capaldi about dermal fillers, call Diamante Medical Skin Care or book your appointment online today.