Non-Invasive Wrinkle Reduction With DR. GEORGE D. PETERSON, MD
Aging is a natural process, but like many things in nature, we can slow and alter its effects. Dermal fillers are one of the most effective non-surgical tools available for anti-aging. These injectable treatments restore volume, fill in wrinkles, and revitalize your appearance.
Age on your terms with a dermal filler treatment in Key West, Florida. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
During the aging process, the face loses volume and elasticity. Dermal fillers fill in what time takes away. They are soft, gel-like substances that, when injected under the skin, have the remarkable ability to restore volume and smooth wrinkles.
The basis of many dermal fillers is a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). This naturally occurring molecule is abundant in youthful skin, eyes, and joints, but our bodies produce less of it as we age. The results of HA fillers are very natural-looking when you choose to have treatments performed by a skilled injector. Another benefit of HA is that you can have it dissolved if you experience a reaction or are unhappy with your results.
Fillers offer temporary results, and if you like the way you look, you’ll need to maintain your appearance with regular treatments. Most of our patients come in every few months for touch-up injections.
What can fillers do for you? We use them to:
- Smooth wrinkles including nasolabial folds
- Fill in hollows under the eyes
- Lift the cheekbones
- Smooth lip lines
- Volumize and augment the lips
- Restore facial volume
Come learn about dermal fillers in the Florida Keys by contacting our office for a consultation.
What Fillers Are Available?
We carry the Juvéderm family of fillers. These fillers are all made from hyaluronic acid, with each formulation varying slightly in particle size and consistency. These variations make some fillers ideal for the cheeks, others for the lips, etc.
We’ll help you select the right formulations to enhance your unique features.
What to Expect From Your First Filler Treatment
We inject fillers in a private, comfortable treatment room at our office. From start to finish, the entire process can take about 30 minutes.
Before you receive your injections, Dr George Peterson meets with you to strategize your treatment. He will examine your face, pinpoint areas that could benefit from the additional volume, and select the most effective fillers for each area addressing any concerns and expectations
Next, he will inject the fillers using small, fine needles. The Juvéderm product line contains a numbing agent called lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment, but if you so choose, you can request a topical anesthetic beforehand as well.
After your injections, you can return to your regular daily activities immediately.
Recovery After Dermal Fillers in Key West, Florida
We know you’re busy, but not too busy for fillers. Typical recovery after fillers requires no downtime and minimal activity restrictions. We have many patients that come in for treatment on their lunch break and return to work immediately after.
Redness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness may occur. These side effects typically fade quickly, and you can cover them with makeup.
To minimize swelling, avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for the first 24 to 48 hours. If discomfort occurs, ice the treated areas.
We’re available if you have questions or concerns during recovery. Most patients find their healing process is quick and easy, with minimal downtime.
Frequently Asked Questions About Injectable Fillers
We administer dermal fillers by injection. Most patients tolerate the process well, reporting only a slight pinch with each injection. Juvéderm contains lidocaine, so after the injection, the area will be numb temporarily. Lidocaine is an anesthetic that helps provide a more comfortable treatment experience.
The longevity of your results will depend on the filler used, and the area treated. Typically, results last from three months to a year or longer. We can tell you what to expect from your treatment during your consultation.
Dermal fillers and Botox make a perfect pair. We often combine these two injectable treatments to create stunning facial rejuvenation.
Dermal fillers are popular at many ages. Come in for a consultation to see if you’re ready for treatment. Aging isn’t the only use for fillers. For example, many of our younger patients choose dermal fillers for non-surgical lip augmentation.
Good candidates for dermal fillers are starting to see signs of facial aging, such as mild to moderate fine lines around their mouths. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure.
The costs for fillers vary, depending on the amount of filler needed and the products selected for your treatment. You’ll receive a personalized price beforehand, so there are no surprises.
Patient-Centered Care in Key West, Florida
Get an injectable confidence boost with a dermal filler treatment by George D. Peterson, MD. He uses only the latest available products to provide smooth and natural-looking facial rejuvenation. His approach is conservative and his goal is 100% patient satisfaction.