A facelift isn’t your only option for smooth, younger-looking skin. At Lafferty Family Care in Bentonville, Arkansas, Scott Lafferty, MD, uses dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without invasive surgery. Dermal fillers plump up your skin to soften wrinkles, minimize scars, and enhance thin lips. For more information, call Lafferty Family Care or schedule an appointment online.
As we age, our skin naturally loses fat that keeps it looking young and fresh. The skin begins to sag, and the facial muscles start working closer to the skin. Dermal fillers, or injectables, fill in these hollow areas of your skin to plump it up and improve the appearance of:
Dermal fillers even reconstruct certain facial deformities and help reshape your jawline for a more streamlined look, though they don’t work well on lines caused by movements, such as forehead wrinkles and frown lines.
Lafferty Family Care offers several different types of dermal fillers, depending on your lifestyle and budget, including a broad range of JUVÉDERM® products. JUVÉDERM is made with hydraulic acid, the most popular filler material. You can choose from the following types of fillers:
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC enhances and plumps lips that have thinned out with age. It also reduces parentheses lines around your mouth.
JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus is highly recommended for patients with deep wrinkles or facial areas they want to recontour.
Dr. Lafferty recommends JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA to treat the perioral lines, or wrinkles just below and above the lips.
For deep lines around the face, Dr. Laffery uses JUVÉDERM VOLLURE. This injectable best corrects wrinkles wherever folds occur, such as around the mouth.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA specifically targets the cheek area, where your face often loses volume. It lifts your cheeks to give you a contoured appearance.
If you decide that dermal fillers are right for you, Dr. Lafferty starts with an examination. During this visit, he analyzes your face and skin to determine the best areas for injection. Next, he anesthetizes the area and injects the filler into your skin. He then massages the skin and evaluates the area to make sure it looks smooth and natural. The whole process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on your treatment.
It’s normal to experience mild pain, discomfort, redness, or bruising over the next few days. The area may feel tender, but an ice pack can help reduce any pain and inflammation you have. Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive treatment that allows you to freshen up your look without surgery. To learn more, call Lafferty Family Care or book an appointment online.