Fillers provide a simple and nonsurgical solution for age-related changes to your appearance. If your lips are thin or your cheeks are lacking in volume, Farzin Kerendian DO, FACOS, FAACS, and his team at Desired Beauty can carefully apply artificial volume with dermal fillers. For more information about fillers, call the office in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California, or book an appointment online today.
Fillers are a type of injection that add volume to your skin. You might consider getting dermal fillers if you’re unsatisfied with the way your face is changing as you age, or you might use them to achieve a look that you prefer.
The consistency of dermal fillers is gel-like and makes for natural-looking results. Dr. Kerendian injects your fillers carefully in small amounts to build up to your desired look. Once in place, fillers last for six months to a year or longer, depending on the type you get. Your tissues gradually absorb them over time, but you can get maintenance filler injections if you’d like to keep enjoying your new look.
At Desired Beauty, Dr. Kerendian can make one or more adjustments to your facial appearance using fillers. He might recommend other procedures like Botox® or laser skin treatments to help complete the look. With fillers alone, you can:
Dr. Kerendian makes sure that your results are flattering and compliment your natural features.
As with any cosmetic procedure, you should sit down for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kerendian to discuss your needs and expectations. Then, he plans your treatment.
Dr. Kerendian makes markings at the injection sites and may take photos of your face before he delivers the injections. He cleans the injection areas, and either applies a numbing cream or gives you local anesthesia, depending on your needs and preferences. Then, he places the injections carefully. Depending on how many you get, the procedure can take as little as 15 minutes or as long as an hour.
You can go back to your regular daily activities right away after your filler injections, but you shouldn’t do anything strenuous for at least 24-48 hours. You might notice some light bruising and swelling near your injection sites initially, but you can see the lasting results within days.
Dr. Kerendian may recommend applying ice to the area to alleviate the bruising and swelling. If you have questions or concerns about side effects during your recovery, don’t hesitate to call Desired Beauty for answers.
For more information about fillers and how they can enhance your appearance, call Desired Beauty, or book your consultation online today.