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Dermal Filler in Lexington, KY

Dermal fillers have been on the market since 1981, when the first bovine fatty transplants were approved by the FDA. The procedure and materials have come a long way in the past 30 years. At Dowden Plastic Surgery, we now have several options for the residents of Lexington, Georgetown, or the surrounding areas of Kentucky, including the temporary fillers of hyaluronic acids such as Restylane® and Juvederm®, and the more permanent fillers such as autologous fat transfer.

What is a Dermal Filler?

Dermal filler, sometimes known as injectable filler, injectable cosmetic filler or injectable facial filler, is the general name for a soft tissue filler that’s injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.

Benefits of Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Remove wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laughter lines.
  • Plump the lips and remove their thinness.
  • Fill in sunken cheeks and hollowed jaw-lines.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler can be used to replace facial volume due to tissue loss from aging, fill in areas of deep scars or even out areas that have been damaged due to collagen loss. One of the more common new uses for this procedure is to enhance thin lips.

Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?

Temporary dermal filler will last up to a year and is the best place to start for a new client. If the results from the procedure are not to your liking, the fatty tissue can be removed. This is not always the case with the permanent fillers. Since permanent fillers are relatively new to the market, there are some concerns that have not been fully addressed including the way that the non-dissolvable tissue will look years after the procedure is done. The best way to determine what is right for you is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Dowden.

What Is the Recovery Period for Dermal Fillers?

Recovery is almost instant, so there is no downtime. There are no restrictions on your activities such as those associated with facelift procedures. One simple hour-long procedure and you can be out shopping or having lunch directly after.

Are There Any Side Effects to Dermal Fillers?

Side effects are limited to standard injection site irritation, rash, and possible low-grade fever. Sometimes an allergic reaction to the filler can occur. This can be treated with standard over-the-counter medication or the filler can be changed to one that the body will better tolerate.

How Much Does Dermal Filler Cost in Lexington, KY?

Dermal filler prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

If you want to learn more or have any questions about dermal filler treatments, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.

Dr. William L. Dowden