Facial Fillers Norwalk, CT
Facial fillers help reduce the appearance of fine lines and any volume loss that comes with aging. Also known as dermal fillers, they are a non-invasive way to fight the signs of aging with a low risk of side effects when performed by a qualified practitioner, such as an oral surgeon. In addition, treatment with facial fillers involves little downtime.
Premier Oral Surgery offers facial fillers in Norwalk and the surrounding area. Book a consultation with our oral surgeon to find out if you are a candidate. Call (203) 945-0049 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Understanding Facial Fillers
Facial fillers are gel-like substances that we can inject into the skin to temporarily reduce the signs of aging on the lips and face. These fillers add volume, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a more youthful appearance to the skin. The treatment results can last anywhere from six months to two years.
Dermal fillers have been increasing in popularity in recent years. As a result, more and more Americans have been turning to facial fillers to reduce the signs of aging and enhance their appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2.7 million soft tissue filler procedures were performed in 2017, which is a 3% increase from the year before. Our oral surgeon and team can help patients determine if facial fillers are the right treatment for their needs.
“The treatment results can last anywhere from six months to two years.”
Benefits of Facial Fillers
Much of the popularity of facial fillers is due to the fact that the procedure is minimally invasive and associated with less risk than more invasive cosmetic procedures. Besides fuller skin and fewer wrinkles, other benefits include:
- Comparatively low cost
- Few side effects
- Little downtime
- Short procedure times
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved facial fillers are safe if administered by a qualified professional. The FDA found that "people generally report they are satisfied with their treatment results."
“Besides fuller skin and fewer wrinkles, other benefits include comparatively low cost, few side effects, little downtime, and short procedure times.”
Types of Facial Fillers
At Premier Oral Surgery, we use two main types of facial fillers: hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite. Both offer slightly different benefits.
Our hyaluronic acid fillers go by the brand names Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm®. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin’s connective tissue. These are the most commonly used fillers for static wrinkles that form due to age-related volume loss. The results of these fillers typically last six months but may last up to a year.
Calcium hydroxyapatite, which goes by the brand name Radiesse®, helps stimulate natural collagen and is most effective against deeper folds and wrinkles. This filler plumps up the cheeks and contour the jawline. Results of Radiesse may last up to three years.
During your consultation, our oral surgeon will discuss which filler will best achieve the patient's desired results.
“…we use two main types of facial fillers: hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite.”
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Who is a Good Candidate?
Almost any adult who wants to reduce the signs of facial aging is a good candidate for facial fillers. Patients should be healthy non-smokers dedicated to taking good care of their skin. Also, they should have realistic expectations. Results from facial fillers are less likely to be as dramatic as those from more invasive procedures, such as facelifts.
Facial fillers are approved for specific uses in those 22 and older with good mental health standing. This treatment may not be appropriate for people with certain bleeding conditions or allergies. Also, it is important to note that the FDA has not approved using these fillers for body contouring. Our oral surgeon will help determine if the patient is a good candidate for facial fillers.
“Almost any adult who wants to reduce the signs of facial aging is a good candidate for facial fillers.”
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How Treatment Works
The treatment process starts with a consultation. This is where the oral surgeon will ensure the patient is a good candidate for treatment and discusses their goals for treatment and what kind of results they can expect. Next, our team will evaluate where the patient would like to see improvement and suggest a strategy for treatment. Finally, patients must be open and honest about their medical history and conditions they have or the medications they are on, as these may affect treatment or increase the risk of certain side effects.
The patient should arrive on the day of treatment with no makeup on. Then the treatment area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the area before injection. The actual treatment time is typically short and typically takes around 20 minutes. However, treatment times may vary depending on the patient's treatment strategy.
There is very little to no downtime associated with facial fillers, and results are often noticeable right away. Some patients may have mild bruising and swelling that will subside in a few days. Most can return to their normal activities right away. However, the oral surgeon does advise avoiding strenuous exercise during the recovery period.
“The patient should arrive on the day of treatment with no makeup on.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are there any side effects to facial fillers?
A. Most side effects are mild and resolve within a few days after treatment. Some patients will experience mild bruising, redness, and swelling. We can discuss side effects in more detail during the consultation and what you can do to minimize them.
Q. Are facial fillers safe?
A. Every procedure carries some risk. There have been serious complications reported, but these are rare. Facial fillers are among the safest non-invasive procedures when performed by a qualified oral surgeon or another medical professional.
Q. What advice do you have for choosing a practitioner?
A. Problems arise when facial fillers are administered by untrained individuals at non-medical facilities. Make sure your practitioner is using FDA-approved fillers and FDA-approved methods. Also, ask to see before and after photos of actual patients.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. The answer to this depends on the patient's goals and the treatment plan. Sometimes facial fillers can provide the desired results in just one treatment. However, other patients will require several treatments over weeks or months to get the desired results.
Q. What kind of results can I expect?
A. Depending on the type of filler used, you should notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Parts of the face made shallow by aging will have more youthful volume. Results typically last six months to a year with Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. However, in certain cases, results from Radiesse may last a year or more.
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By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help get you the professional treatment you need. Instead of waiting around and allowing the symptoms to get worse, we can provide you with treatment options.
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You can reduce the signs of aging, enhance your appearance, and improve oral structures without intensive procedures. Our oral surgeon offers facial fillers to patients in Norwalk and the surrounding area. Call 203-945-0049 to schedule a consultation or to learn more about facial fillers.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Clinical Terms. 2023
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2023
- American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. 2023
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2023
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2023
- National Cancer Institute (NCI). National Cancer Institute (NCI). 2023
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2023
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