Injectable Fillers for the Face and Lips in Sarasota, FL
There are numerous facial injectable products available that can be used to restore facial volume, lost lip volume and fill out wrinkled or uneven areas of the face. SkinSmart Dermatology® offers the latest fillers available. For the safety of her patients, Dr. Elizabeth Callahan is the only one who will inject fillers, and she uses only FDA-approved products, including RADIESSE®, BELOTERO BALANCE®, JUVEDERM®, Sculptra®, Restylane® and Restylane® Silk for her Sarasota patients. These fillers have demonstrated predictable results, as well as minimal bruising, swelling and redness after treatment.
When it comes to healthy, beautiful skin, price should not be your main consideration. The skill and experience of your injector should be your top priority! At SkinSmart Dermatology®, your skin is our only business! Request a cosmetic consultation or call our office in Sarasota by clicking the button below or by dialing 941.308.7546 ext. 7330.
What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
Injectable fillers are affordable, non-invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery and offer an immediate difference in your appearance. A specialist in injectable treatments, Dr. Callahan is considered the top injector on the West Coast of Florida. At SkinSmart Dermatology, we use injectable fillers to provide a variety of improvements including:
- Smoothing wrinkles, lines and folds
- Shaping facial contours such as the cheeks and jawline
- Restoring volume and fullness to the skin
- Sculpting thin lips and filling in lip lines
- Plumping lips that have lost volume
The appropriate filler is unique to each patient and depends on the location and depth of the area to be filled. During a cosmetic consultation, we recommend the dermal filler or fillers that can help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals. We may suggest BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatments instead of, or in addition to, fillers.
How Do Injectable Fillers Work?
Results from dermal filler treatments are natural-looking and provide immediate gratification. Fillers below are composed of naturally occurring substances and produce impressive results.
Restylane®, Restylane Silk, Restylane LYFT, JUVEDERM®, JUVEDERM VOLUMA®, and BELOTERO BALANCE® are composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found throughout the body. While each HA filler has its own unique properties, most work by replacing lost volume and stimulating collagen production in the skin. Many improve the moisture content of the skin as well.
During your cosmetic consultation, your desired results and current skin condition will be discussed in-depth with our providers to determine the best filler for your specific situation. We may even suggest several different fillers depending on your unique needs and desires.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler contains calcium-based microspheres that upon injection immediately provide the volume and lift needed to diminish signs of aging. This filler acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of the filler.
“Dear Dr. Callahan, I had Radiesse injections in my cheeks on September 12. I am amazed at how natural my cheeks look. It has made quite a difference in my facial structure. You are an artist with a needle. Sincerely yours,” – Barbara
Who Provides Injectable Filler Treatments?
Dr. Callahan personally performs all injectable treatments. Her advanced fellowship training in dermatologic surgery, extensive education and knowledge of facial musculature ensure the best possible results. Using a fine needle or thin cannula, the filler is injected directly into the area being treated. Most of our fillers provide instant results after a single treatment.
What Can I Expect From an Injectable Filler Treatment?
Injectable filler treatments usually take less than an hour and require minimal downtime so that most patients can return to their normal routines immediately after treatment. While most patients do not consider injectable fillers to be a painful treatment, you may be given an anesthetic cream or injection beforehand to minimize any discomfort, depending on where your fillers will be placed. After your treatment, patients may feel fullness when the filler is applied and notice immediate results, which can continue to improve over time.
What Happens During My Consultation?
During your consultation, a member of our highly experienced team who draws from their expertise in aesthetics and dermatology will meet with you to discuss the following:
- Your aesthetic goals
- Your current features
- Current medical conditions, allergies, and treatments
- Any past aesthetic treatments or cosmetic surgeries
- Your general health
- Which options will help you achieve your aesthetic goals
- Recovery guidelines
Are There Any Risks With Injectable Fillers?
Despite injectable filler treatment being a quick, easy, and efficient procedure, it does still come with several side effects that patients should be aware of, including:
- Pain and tenderness at the injection site
- Watery or dry eyes
These side effects should disappear on their own within several days. If you experience rare side effects after treatment, such as infection, flu-like symptoms, or an allergic reaction, see your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
What Is Recovery Like After Injectable Fillers?
Recovering from injectable fillers does not require a significant amount of downtime. For most patients, it can take one to two weeks to fully recovery from filler injections. By this time, all swelling and bruising should have disappeared.
In order to avoid any complications during your healing process, patients should avoid the following:
- Sun exposure
- Applying pressure to the face
- Rigorous exercise
- Blood thinning medications
- Topical products and heavy makeup for the first few days
How Long Until I See Results?
One of the greatest rewards of our dermal filler treatments is that results are immediate. Depending on your specific skin type and condition, you may experience minor and temporary swelling or bruising after some treatments. Usually you can return to normal activities looking more refreshed, with little to no downtime.