Fillers

  • Have you noticed wrinkles or creases around the mouth?
  • Are you developing deepening of the nasolabial fold beneath the corner of the nose?
  • Are your cheeks sagging? Are you developing deep wrinkles in your cheeks or chin?
  • Do you have dark circles under your eyes?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, cosmetic filler treatments may be a treatment option for you.

What Are Fillers?

With the passage of time, the face and lips tend to lose volume. This causes the skin to look less tight, and more deflated and wrinkled.

Dermal fillers are synthetic materials injected into the face. They help to increase lip, cheek, or chin volume.

Fillers can also help reduce the nasolabial fold and to fill creases in the skin. In some cases, filler can treat dark circles beneath the eyes.

Filler treatments are low recovery treatments you could have on your lunch break. They are popular because you see results immediately.

The primary fillers we offer are Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero and Sculptra. We are happy to discuss what you might achieve with the use of fillers, and we’ll recommend which filler is best for your needs.

Club Youthful Me

Discover Facial Appearances encourages patients who receive Filler to join Club Youthful Me. Club members pay for filler treatments on a monthly basis to make ongoing treatment affordable. Members also receive large discounts through the Club.

Club Youthful Me allows patients to have treatments with a skilled physician at competitive prices. Ask our team for details.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Filler Injections

Who Gives Dermal Filler Treatments at Discover Facial Appearances?

Who Gives Dermal Filler Treatments at Discover Facial Appearances?

Only our experienced board-certified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. John McCann, administers fillers.
What Areas of The Face Are Fillers Used in The Most?

What Areas of The Face Are Fillers Used in The Most?

Dermal fillers are most effective for the cheeks, the nasolabial folds, and the lips.
Do Dermal Filler Treatments and BOTOX® Treatments Do the Same Thing?

Do Dermal Filler Treatments and BOTOX® Treatments Do the Same Thing?

They are distinct techniques used for different parts of the face. Both work to give patients a more youthful appearance. Filler works best by adding volume in the areas of the face that lie below the eyes. BOTOX® relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles. This is in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and in “crow’s feet” beside the eyelids.
Can You Receive BOTOX® And Dermal Filler Treatments at The Same Time?

Can You Receive BOTOX® And Dermal Filler Treatments at The Same Time?

Yes. Dermal filler and BOTOX® are often used at the same time while treating different areas of the face.
Can You Receive Dermal Filler Treatments and Have Cosmetic Surgery at The Same Time?

Can You Receive Dermal Filler Treatments and Have Cosmetic Surgery at The Same Time?

Yes, we often use it to enhance surgical results. In some cases, dermal filler can delay or reduce face lift surgery for wrinkles. Fillers are not beneficial for issues such as excess skin in the upper eyelids and sagging skin in the neck.
How Do Filler Treatments in The Lips Work?

How Do Filler Treatments in The Lips Work?

For young people, adding filler can give the appearance of fuller lips. In middle age, lips become thinner and the upper lip may appear less red. There is also a loss of elasticity and volume, which allows vertical wrinkles to form in both lips. Delicate replacement of volume with Juvederm filler can lift the upper lip. Juvederm can also smooth out vertical wrinkles. A natural appearance can be yours thanks to Dr. McCann at Discover Facial Appearances. These treatments are usually repeated less than once every 6 months.
How Do Filler Treatments Work in The Lower Eyelids?

How Do Filler Treatments Work in The Lower Eyelids?

Some of the aging changes in the lower eyelid occur when cheek fat separates from the lower eyelid fat. This leaves a dark circle at the intersection of the lower eyelid with the cheek. Adding filler such as Restylane to this depression can cause the dark circle to resolve. These treatments are usually repeated about once every 18 months.
Do Lower Eyelid Filler Treatments Work As Well in All Patients?

Do Lower Eyelid Filler Treatments Work As Well in All Patients?

No. We have found that lower eyelid filler works better in patients with darker skin pigment. It also works better for males who generally have thicker skin in the lower eyelid.
What Is Juvederm™?

What Is Juvederm™?

Juvederm is a cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid’s main function in the skin is to keep moisture and increase fullness. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid from the skin, resulting in deflation. Injecting Juvederm can increase the fullness and inflate the skin. This comes with a very low risk of an allergic reaction.
What Is Radiesse?

What Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a calcium-based microsphere suspended in a gel. It is a long acting filler that is best used for treatments deep in the skin. You can add volume beneath the nasolabial folds, over the cheeks, and along the jaw line. Radiesse treatments are usually repeated less than once every six months.
What Filler Is Best for Me?

What Filler Is Best for Me?

It depends on the patient and the problem that is being treated. There are a variety of fillers engineered to achieve results for specific parts of the face. Dr. McCann is very familiar with the benefits of each product.
How Would I Prepare for Filler Injections?

How Would I Prepare for Filler Injections?

There is very little preparation except reviewing medications. Some medications like Motrin, aspirin, vitamin E, gingko, fish oil, and glucosamine thin the blood. They also may promote bruising. If any of these medications are prescribed by a doctor, you should continue taking them. Otherwise, it would be best to stop taking them two weeks before the procedure.
Do Filler Injections Hurt?

Do Filler Injections Hurt?

Most patients at Discover Facial Appearances report little pain. Our goal is to make filler treatments as comfortable as possible. First, the smallest needle possible is used. We offer numbing cream to reduce the sensation on the skin. Several of our fillers are also mixed with medication that numbs as it is injected.
What Is Recovery Like for Filler Treatments?

What Is Recovery Like for Filler Treatments?

One of the great things about filler treatments is that they don’t need very much recovery. There is usually minimal or no bruising. Patients may experience bruising from filler treatments in the lower eyelids. The face may develop some small bumps from swelling next to the treatment sites. These often resolve in about an hour.

What About Safety?

Is It Necessary to Perform Skin Testing Before Using Filler?

Is It Necessary to Perform Skin Testing Before Using Filler?

No. Allergic reaction to fillers is so rare that we do not recommend skin testing.
Does Discover Facial Appearances Use Fillers That Are Not FDA Approved?

Does Discover Facial Appearances Use Fillers That Are Not FDA Approved?

No. We will not offer fillers to our patients until they have been FDA approved. The only exception to this is when we perform clinical research trials. Patients sign a special consent form that outlines the risk of participating.
Does Dr. McCann Use Fillers and Other Drugs on An Off-Label Basis?

Does Dr. McCann Use Fillers and Other Drugs on An Off-Label Basis?

Yes, when there is ample evidence that it is beneficial. When a drug has become FDA approved, it is often approved only for narrow medical use in a clinical trial. It is very common to use medications for indications other than the one it’s first approved for. For example, BOTOX® was initially only approved to treat wrinkles between the eyebrows. Most facial specialists also use it on the forehead and in the crow’s feet area.

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