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Dermal Fillers

Cross Linked Hyaluronic Acid

As we age, the natural volume of our youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds settle in. Dermal Fillers instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away deep lines and facial creases.  Results are immediate with minimal downtime. This non-surgical technique will help restore your natural beauty quickly, safely, and effectively. Dr. DiMeola, a physician with extensive training in advanced filler technique masterfully creates subtle, yet dramatic results.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise superficial lines or scar depressions, enhance certain features and replace soft-tissue volume loss.  Dermal fillers restore youthful contours and proportions.

 

Most fillers used today consist of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a material naturally present in the body.  Hyaluronic acid keeps the skin plump and hydrated.  The hyaluronic acid found in dermal fillers is cross-linked to ensure stability.  Dermal fillers vary in molecular size and by the amount of cross-linking.  Product thickness and lasting ability are effected by these characteristics, which is why certain dermal fillers are preferred with specific patients and/or treatment areas.   

What can Dermal Fillers Treat?

Expert Physician-Injector, Dr. Ashley DiMeola uses dermal fillers for the following applications:

  • smooth out lines around nose and mouth (marionette lines, smile lines)

  • enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples

  • diminish vertical lip lines

  • plump and enhance lips

  • non-surgical rhinoplasty

  • jawline rejuvenation

  • chin augmentation

  • enhance shallow contours

  • decrease or remove the shadow of undereye

  • smooth chin wrinkles

  • rejuvenate hands

Dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with Botox or Dysport. Dermal fillers may also be used to treat asymmetry and deformities caused by medical conditions, such as Bell's Palsy. 

What to Expect During a Dermal Filler Treatment

At GLOWAESTHETICS, we take pride in patient satisfaction and desired outcome.  During your dermal filler appointment, Dr. DiMeola will review your unique anatomy, discuss treatment goals and create a unique treatment plan that ensures gradual, natural results.  

 

Depending on the treatment area and amount of product being used, the actual procedure may take 15-45 minutes.  With Dr.DiMeola's attentiveness and care, most patients report little discomfort. For additional patient comfort, we are happy to offer an anesthetic cream (please arrive 30 minutes before your treatment) and dental blocks if needed.  Most patients resume regular activities following their dermal filler appointment (with the exception of lip enhancement, which may result in 1-2 days of swelling)    

Results

Several factors contribute to a dermal fillers longevity.  Such influences include:  the filler consistency, the area of the face where it is injected, and the speed at which the patient's body metabolizes.  On average, dermal fillers last between 6-18 months. Once desired results are achieved, touch up treatments may be necessary.  It is recommended at the time of your treatment to schedule your next appointment for optimal anti-aging benefits.  

How Should I Prepare for My Dermal Filler Appointment?

For optimal results and to minimize the chance of bleeding or bruising at the injection site, please AVOID:

  • all blood thinning medications or supplements for one week prior to your appointment.  This includes OTC medication such as aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, herbal supplements such as garlic, St. John's Wort and Omega-3 capsules

  • topical retinols, Tretinoin (Retin-A), retinoids, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or any 'anti-aging' products for 2 days before and after treatment

  • alcoholic beverages 24 hours before or after your treatment

Please inform our office 802.338.9599 if you have a history of Perioral Herpes to receive advice on antiviral therapy (Valtrex 500mg BID, 5 days, start 2 days prior to treatment)

What is Aftercare for My Dermal Filler Appointment?

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area unless instructed by Dr. DiMeola

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours

  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours

  • Avoid consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling

  • If you have swelling, you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour

  • Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort

  • Try to sleep face-up and slightly elevated 

  • Take Arnica to help with any bruising or swelling

  • Wait a minimum of 4 weeks before skincare or laser treatments unless cleared with Dr. DiMeola

Please call our office 802.339.9599 to notify us with any concerns.