Fillers in Santa Cruz, CA
Add volume to safely contour and enhance your facial features or to simply replace the natural collagen your skin has lost to take years off your age. Dermal filler treatments are FDA-approved and give you safe, fast, and immediate results. Commonly treated areas adding volume to lips, smile lines, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Dermal fillers are also used for advanced facial contouring such as cheek, lip, jawline, and chin enhancement.
Frequently asked questions
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used in non-surgical facial contouring and augmentation to improve, enhance or give volume helping to take years off your age or improve your overall appearance. Two of the most popular fillers are Juvederm® and Radiesse®. Juvederm® is made up of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, while Radiesse® is made up of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel.
What can I expect during & after treatment?
Some dermal fillers are formulated with the anesthetic (numbing) agent Lidocaine to reduce any discomfort during treatment. Our providers may also apply an anesthetic cream to the area before injection of dermal fillers to increase comfort.
After treatment, some skin redness and swelling are common and generally resolve within 2 to 3 days. Apply an ice pack to the treated area as directed to alleviate any discomfort and facilitate healing. Avoid massaging the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment. In rare instances, bruising may occur which typically resolves within a week.
When will I see results? How long does it last?
Effects are noticeable almost immediately. Wrinkles and folds on your face are smoothed out, lip fullness restored, facial and cheek contours enhanced. Dermal filler results last between six to twelve months. It is recommended that you do not wait until all the effects completely disappear before getting re-treated.
What should I expect after treatment?
Typically, there’s no discomfort immediately after treatment and patients can resume normal activities. A more relaxed appearance is noticeable in two to three days and dramatic improvement of your lines and wrinkles are seen in one to two weeks. The effects from treatment will last approximately four months then lines will gradually reappear as the botulinum toxin protein gets metabolized. With repeated treatments, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe over time as the muscles are being trained to relax.
Dr. Small has the experience and expertise to treat individual facial anatomy because there is no one else exactly like you. We are serving the communities of Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville, Capitola, Soquel, Scotts Valley. Call 831-475-1077 to book your appointment today. Your skin will thank you.