Dermal Fillers in Tampa for Youthful, Refreshed Skin

Looking younger starts with your facial appearance, and it doesn’t have to include surgery. With dermal fillers, you can enjoy beautiful, smooth skin that helps you look many years younger. Aesthetic dermal fillers are popular with patients who want to look younger without extensive treatment and recovery. Love the way you look with dermal fillers in Tampa by Brad Stephan, MD and Heather Flanagan, APRN.

Looking for cosmetic injectables near you? Contact the team at Stephan Surgical Arts for your facial rejuvenation consultation.

What Makes Dermal Fillers Different from Other Injectables?

The main difference between various types of injectable cosmetic wrinkle treatments is the active ingredient. For neuromodulators, like Botox®, the main component is a safe version of a neurotoxin that prevents specific facial muscles from contracting, causing expression lines.

Dermal fillers are offered by many different brands, such as Juvéderm®, Revanesse® Versa™, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Belotero®. While these solutions are recommended for different aesthetic concerns, they all contain hyaluronic acid (HA).  This ingredient has a plumping effect; HA can carry many times more than its natural weight in water. Different brands offer a variety of thicknesses of the solution and last for varying lengths of time.

Hyaluronic acid also encourages the body’s natural production of collagen, which helps the skin look firm and youthful.

How Dermal Fillers Enhance your Appearance

The natural aging process creates many aesthetic facial changes including the loss of natural fat in the cheeks and under the eyes, as well as a reduction in collagen and elastin, which are responsible for helping your skin look firm, smooth, and radiant. All of these, in conjunction with the effects of gravity which makes skin sag, are responsible for facial aging.

The natural distribution facial fat is a funny thing in how it can make you look younger or older than your true age. A thin body frame and a gaunt face can significantly increase your visible age, even if you are years younger. These can also make you look stern and upset, even if you feel rested and refreshed.

Dermal fillers plump the skin and lips, fill out lines and wrinkles, and add youthful-looking volume to multiple areas of the face, including:

  • midface (cheeks)
  • jowls
  • around the mouth and nose
  • lips
  • nasolabial folds

Cosmetic Facial Fillers in Tampa at Stephan Surgical Arts

Because dermal fillers are so versatile, it’s essential to start your treatment plan with a consultation. Dermal fillers can be used to create an improved jawline, contour the nose and lips for better definition and facial balance, and even make lips look fuller. After determining the target treatment areas and how we can help you look and feel youthful, injections are placed using either a thin needle or a blunt tip cannula.

With the cannula method for dermal fillers, we can treat more significant areas of the face with fewer insertions, compared to how many needle injections are needed to achieve desired results with traditional processes. This method of facial rejuvenation often dramatically decreases post-treatment swelling and bruising.

Most patients leave our office in less than an hour, looking many years younger. Minimal downtime is necessary. Most do not experience significant swelling or bruising. If swelling or bruising occur, it is normally minor, can easily be covered with makeup, and resolves relatively quickly.

How Long Do Fillers Last?

Injectable dermal fillers vary in their staying power, depending on the makeup of the solution and where it was injected. Lasting effects can even be determined by your unique biology, as some patients notice a faster breakdown of fillers than others. Some fillers can last for over a year, while it’s more common for treatment to last around six to nine months. There are even specialized solutions that can last for multiple years.

In general, fillers are long lasting, making your maintenance injection schedule easy to manage and patients generally require fewer injections over time.

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If you have questions about how long your results will last, be sure to bring all questions and concerns to your initial appointment at Stephan Surgical Arts. To schedule a dermal filler consultation in Tampa, contact our office today!

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