Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are a safe and effective way to produce a more youthfully vibrant appearance. These nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments are formulated to address common signs of aging such as wrinkles, folds, and areas that appear sunken in. When injected by board-certified Andover plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson, facial fillers are able to produce a softer, fuller, more attractive look that can last for several months or longer – all without surgical intervention or risks.
If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers, please contact George P. Chatson, MD to schedule your initial consultation. Appointments can also be made by calling our Andover, Massachusetts office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, New Hampshire office at 603-882-2103 .
How Dermal Fillers Work
While most facial fillers work on similar mechanics, not every option will be suitable for all patients. Dr. Chatson offers a range of dermal filler options, enabling him to customize your treatment and produce the most remarkable results.
Popular options offered at our Nashua and Andover offices include:
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers – HA, naturally found in the human body, provides the network that transfers nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin. Popular HA fillers such as Juvéderm, Voluma, and Vobella work to support facial structures and tissue that have been impacted by the aging process while simultaneously brining water to the surface of the skin for a suppler look. HA fillers tend to produce results for six to 12 months.
In addition to these facial filler options, Dr. Chatson offers nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and fat grafting. During your initial consultation he will carefully examine your areas of concern, discuss the benefits and limitations of various nonsurgical treatments, and help you choose which of these options is ideal for your specific needs.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Ideal candidates for dermal fillers are people who are experiencing progressive signs of aging such as skin laxity, hollow cheeks, sunken eye sockets, and fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers are also a good solution for people who would like to improve the symmetry of the lips or to enhance their shape and size.
The best way to learn if fillers can help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one consultation at our North Andover or Nashua office.
How Do I Choose the Right Dermal Filler for Me?
Different dermal fillers offer different benefits. The best way to choose the correct facial filler is by working with an experienced provider like Dr. Chatson.
Dr. Chatson offers a range of hyaluronic acid fillers from Juvederm® and Radiesse®, each formulated to address specific issues. During your initial consultation, he will listen to your concerns and carefully assess your problem areas to help you choose the right filler for your individual needs.
What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a well-tolerated, facts-acting, and incredibly effective method of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Capable of addressing volume loss, facial fillers can produce a softer, healthier, and more youthful-looking appearance without incisions, a significant recovery period, or serious risks. What’s more, they’re entirely reversible. Results from the hyaluronic acid fillers offered by Dr. Chatson can be reversed whenever you’d like – or touched-up to help ensure longer-lasting results.
Will Facial Fillers Look Natural?
When provided by an experienced, thoughtful, and attentive plastic surgeon, dermal fillers can create an appearance that is both more youthful and completely natural-looking. Dr. Chatson is an award-winning, highly-reviewed, and board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience providing both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. He will listen carefully to your desires and take every care to help ensure optimal results.
How Long Do the Results of Dermal Fillers Last?
Results from dermal fillers can last from six to 24 months depending on the area treated and the type of filler used. Results can easily be maintained through touch-up visits at regularly scheduled intervals. Dr. Chatson will help you determine when it will be best to return for touch-ups based on factors unique to your needs.
Will Dermal Fillers Damage My Face?
Dermal fillers will not damage your face. The active ingredient in the fillers we offer is hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in humans and is essential for soft and youthful-looking skin. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body diminishes. Fillers boost the skin’s supply of this acid, helping to restore volume and address some of the most common signs of aging.
Do Facial Fillers Have Side Effects?
Dermal fillers come with very few side effects. Some redness, swelling, and bruising may be present at the injection site for a few days, but these should subside on their own. Pain and itching are possible for a few days as well. These can be addressed with topical ointments and over-the-counter medications. Uneven results, lumps, bumps, and infection are more serious side effects of dermal fillers, though these can be reduced by working with an experienced plastic surgeon who practices the latest techniques and adheres to strict hygiene and cleaning protocols.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will provide honest information about the risks and benefits of dermal fillers to help ensure you are making the best decision for your needs.