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By Magnolia Dermatology
February 20, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Injectable Fillers  

Would you like to improve your appearance or look more youthful? Injectable fillers offer a simple way to counteract sagging, restore lost volume and minimize lines and wrinkles. Your Charleston, SC, dermatologist, Dr. Joseph Myers of Magnolia Dermatology offers a variety of fillers that can help you look your best.

How do fillers work?

As you age, your skin becomes less elastic, fat deposits decreases and muscles become less toned. These changes can lead to sagging, wrinkles and lost volume in cheeks, lips and the undereye area.

Appearance issues can also be a problem even if you're in your 20s or 30s. If you've always disliked your thin lips or undereye depressions, fillers offer a quick, simple way to enhance the way you look.

Fillers add volume and plump sagging skin, minimizing the appearance of problem areas and reducing visible signs of aging.

What types of injectable fillers are used?

Different fillers may be recommended depending on the area to be treated. Juvederm, Belotero Balance and Restylane produce results with hyaluronic acid, while calcium hydroxylapatite is the active ingredient in Radiesse. Your dermatologist can help you decide which type of filler is best for you. Fillers can be used to:

  • Eliminate depressions under your eyes
  • Plump your cheeks, reducing sagging that causes wrinkles
  • Fill in lines around your lips
  • Add volume to thin lips
  • Minimize the appearance of laugh lines
  • Make nasolabial fold lines that extend from the nose to the mouth less obvious
  • Smooth wrinkles in your chin

How long does filler treatment take?

Treatment usually takes at least 15 - 30 minutes, although you may spend more time in our office if you plan to treat several areas of your face. Some types of fillers include a topical anesthetic. If not, an anesthetic cream or gel will be applied to your skin prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort.

Are you interested in finding out how injectable fillers can help you? Call your dermatologist in Charleston, SC, Dr. Joseph Myers of Magnolia Dermatology, at (843) 769-2100 to schedule your appointment.