Using dermal fillers for the lips and face

A dermal filler is a face or lip filler used to enhance one’s appearance. At RewindMD of Solana Beach, California, Dr. Scott Gillin and his team use dermal fillers to address mild to moderate signs of aging. For many patients in their 30s and 40s, the early signs of aging tend to develop but are not necessarily in need of plastic surgery. Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that are one of the most helpful solutions for patients interested in achieving a more youthful look without expensive and invasive surgeries.

What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is an injectable formulation similar to a gel injected into specific areas of the face to reduce the appearance of lost volume and fine lines and wrinkles. This substance is made with different formulations, depending on the type of dermal filler patients choose. Most are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a natural element that attracts water molecules when injected. Dermal fillers provide contouring and smoothing that eliminates the need for invasive plastic surgeries.

How long do the results of dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers are known for remaining in the skin for anywhere from six to 24 months, depending on the variety of dermal fillers and whether or not patients have touch-up appointments performed regularly to maintain the results. Without additional injections, the body will naturally absorb the dermal filler safely and effectively, eliminating it naturally through the body. Dermal fillers are a more temporary solution to aging skin than a long-term option such as plastic surgery.

Is a dermal filler right for me?

Dermal fillers may suit you if you want a non-surgical approach to smoothing the skin and rewinding time. Dr. Scott Gillin and his team at RewindMD encourage Solana Beach, CA, area patients to educate themselves further about this and other cosmetic services available at our practice. We are conveniently located at 315 Highway 101, Suite 109, and are open to new and returning patients who call the practice at (858) 877-4179 for an appointment. The office proudly serves patients in and around Del Mar, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, CA.