Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive treatment option used to fill facial lines and folds. Dr. Stephen Weber, a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Denver, CO, is a nationally renowned dermal filler specialist.
Facial volume loss and wrinkling can be problematic for many patients. No one wants to look in the mirror and see an older version of themselves. To restore facial volume and improve contour, a dermal filler procedure can be performed. The procedure is very popular because it is safe, effective, and minimally invasive. State-of-the-art dermal filler treatments performed by Dr. Weber involve a personalized and goal-oriented approach that gives patients immediate and long-lasting results.
Dermal fillers offer an alternative to the traditional facelift and other surgical procedures. They also work differently than neuromodulators like Botox. Rather than relaxing or adjusting facial muscles, dermal fillers work by filling in a line, crease, or wrinkle.
There are many different brands of dermal fillers. Dr. Weber is an expert injector of the most popular ones, including:
Different types and brands are chosen based on the patient’s concerns and Dr. Weber’s experience and preference.
The Dermal Filler Procedure with Dr. Weber
Dr. Weber performs dermal filler procedures in the office setting. The procedure is carried out in the following manner:
- A topical numbing cream, dental block, or ice is used to numb the treatment area.
- An antibacterial agent is used to clean the skin.
- The dermal filler is carefully injected into predetermined problematic areas.
Once the filler is administered, the skin is lightly massaged to ensure the filler is evenly distributed. Total procedure time is 15-45 minutes depending on the severity of the patient’s condition and their goals.
Patients can return home immediately after their procedure. Because Dr. Weber is an expert dermal filler injector, patients experience little to no discomfort or pain during or after their procedure.
Patients may experience a small amount of swelling that can be easily controlled using ice and gentle massage. In some cases, patients may notice a tiny bruise near their injection site. The bruise will go away in a very short period of time.
Patients enjoy immediate results after their procedure. These results may last anywhere from 9-24 months depending on the type of filler used, the volume injected, and the patient’s response to treatment. Common results include the following:
- A reduction in facial lines and folds
- A more youthful and rested face
- An aesthetically pleasing facial contour
Results are always customized to meet the needs of the patient. Before undergoing their procedure, Dr. Weber works with patients to create a practical treatment plan that will help them achieve the results they want.
Men and women who want to improve the appearance of their face may be candidates for a dermal filler procedure. The procedure is typically performed on healthy, non-smoking patients who have no serious medical conditions and a positive mindset and realistic expectations.
An initial consultation with Dr. Weber consists of the following:
- A thorough medical history review
- A physical examination and evaluation of the face
- A discussion regarding desires, goals, and expectations
Before making the decision to undergo a dermal filler procedure, Dr. Weber invites patients to ask any questions or state any concerns they may have. He patiently listens and then answers and addresses them so patients feel completely comfortable with their decision.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are there risks associated with the dermal filler procedure?
There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. The risks associated with a dermal filler procedure are minimal. In nearly all cases, the benefits of the procedure greatly outweigh the potential risks. Specific risks and the preventative measures Dr. Weber takes to minimize them will be discussed at your initial consultation.
What is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?
Botox and dermal fillers are used to treat similar conditions. The distinguishing factor between the two is the mechanism of action. Botox temporarily paralyzes facial muscles. Dermal fillers fill areas of the face with a soft tissue filler. Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, or those associated with muscle movement, while fillers work on static wrinkles.
How do I know if a Botox or dermal filler procedure is right for me?
Patients who are trying to decide between having Botox or a dermal filler procedure are encouraged to ask Dr. Weber for his expert opinion regarding which procedure will best treat their condition. Botox works on certain dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines, while fillers work on static wrinkles.
What types of conditions can a dermal filler procedure treat?
Dermal filler procedures are commonly used to treat smile lines, smoker lines, lower eyelid bags, hollow temples, and thin lips. They are also used to augment and shape the cheeks, fill the marionette area, accentuate the jawline, and augment and fill a weak chin.
How can I maximize my results?
Results can be maximized by taking care of your skin. Sunscreen should always be worn. Additional measures that will ensure maximum results include living a healthy lifestyle and not smoking.
What does minimally invasive mean?
The term minimally invasive refers to a surgical procedure that is performed using a very small incision or needle prick. More and more surgical procedures are being performed as minimally invasive procedures because fewer risks and a shorter recovery time are associated with these types of procedures.
Will I have a scar after my procedure?
A very small needle will be used to inject the dermal filler beneath the skin. You will not have a scar after your procedure. In fact, you will not be able to notice where the filler was injected after a day or so.
Where does Dr. Weber perform dermal filler procedures?
Dr. Weber performs dermal filler procedures at his office in Denver, CO. Each procedure is performed in a comfortable and relaxed office setting.
Is it important to have my procedure performed by a specialist?
Facial plastic surgeons are the most qualified medical professionals who perform dermal filler procedures. Having your procedure performed by a specialist helps to ensure that you get the absolute best results. Dr. Weber is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with the education, skills, and experience needed to help patients achieve long-lasting results.
Does Dr. Weber have experience with all types of injectable products?
Dr. Weber has extensive experience with all currently available injectable products. Additionally, he is a National Physician Trainer for Allergan (Botox, Juvederm, Voluma) and has trained dozens of injectors in Colorado, Michigan, Florida, and Oklahoma.
What happens if a filler is not injected properly?
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed using a special substance known as Hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase treatment removes lines, bumps, and overfilled areas. In most cases, poorly placed fillers can be significantly improved within hours. Dr. Weber is the leading revision dermal filler expert in Denver, CO.
Can I see before and after photos of some of Dr. Weber’s patients?
Absolutely! Dr. Weber will be happy to show you before and after photos of some of his patients. He will carefully select photos of patients who had a condition similar to yours so you know exactly what type of results to expect. He will also take photos of you before and after your procedure for comparison purposes.
How do I determine if I am a surgical candidate?
The definitive way to determine if you are a candidate is to arrange and attend an initial consultation with Dr. Weber.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Dr. Weber asks patients to bring a list of the medications and herbal supplements they are currently taking. If you would like to bring a list of questions for Dr. Weber or photos for him to look at, you are encouraged to do so.
How do I arrange my initial consultation?
To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weber, you may contact his Denver, CO, office at 303-792-224 or visit email@example.com.
Dermal Fillers before and after
I initially wanted my eyelids done and liposuction for my turkey neck. Dr. Weber explained that a chin implant would also help my neckline (I never have had much of a chin) and showed what this would look like by photoshoping my before surgery photos. I also wanted my tired eyes improved.
I had wanted neck liposuction to get rid of my...
I had wanted neck liposuction to get rid of my turkey neck. I also have a week chin. Dr. Weber explained that the chin implant combined with the neck liposuction would help my neckline look even better. I was also didn't like my droopy upper eyelids and bags in my lower eyelids.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.