Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It gives a person a more attractive appearance. Additionally, dermal fillers can be used to plump or volumize lips and the cheeks.
It takes less than 30 minutes. The results last up to four months.
Dermal fillers aren’t as dangerous as Botox. Botox affects the muscles and nerves to give a more youthful appearance; on the other hand, dermal fillers apply a substance that fills in the area behind the wrinkles to remove them.
There’s a risk of an allergic reaction. It may also cause tiny bumps under the skin. The bumps usually go away, but may be permanent. Skin discoloration, usually a bluish color, are possible. Blindness and nerve paralysis are possible. The ones that last longer tend to have more side effects.
Hydraulic acid is one of the most common fillers used. It’s used to stimulate the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. Hydraulic wrinkle fillers include Belotera Balance, Elevess, HylaForm, Juvederm, Restalyne, and Perlane. There’s also the possibility of using a filler of collagen that just goes into the skin and doesn’t stimulate anything. The collagen is taken from cow collagen. However, the collagen injections don’t last as long. They tend to start breaking down as soon as a month after the injection is given. Some examples include ArteFill, Evolence, Zyderm, and Zyplast. Lab-made fillers are also used, but these aren’t derived from anything that’s found naturally in the body, which increases a person’s risk of having side effects. They are longer lasting, though. Analogous wrinkle fillers use fat removed from the person’s stomach or buttock as a filler. It requires two different procedures, but it can be done in one visit. The results are semi-permanent.
At Bethany Medical Clinic, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
"I first started coming to Bethany medical for my general health needs and soon discovered a hidden secret with aesthetic medicine."
"I had the best experience. You never know what you're going to get with a new doctor, and literally every step of the way, I was happy."
"Dr. Peters listens to my concerns, addresses any problems that I have, and makes me feel very comfortable in her office."
"Dr. Peters is very attentive and takes her time to answer any questions I might have. She is an empathetic and kind physician."
"It was such a nice environment. The staff and doctors made me feel very comfortable."
"I was here for my annual physical check up and Rose helped me with it. She was really kind, nice and helpful. The waiting time is short as well."