If signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, are affecting the way you feel about your appearance, then it may be time to seek help from your dermatologist. One of the most common approaches for treating these is with facial fillers. These will be explored below, but if you would like to learn more about facial fillers you can reach out to Peters Dermatology Center, with Dr. Gerald Peters, in Bend, OR.
How They Work
Fillers refer to treatments that involve the use of solutions that are injected beneath the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most commonly these involve the use of collagen or hyaluronic acid, which, when injected, fill and smooth out the skin. They are also used to create a fuller and more plump appearance when that's desired, for lips, for example.
Facial fillers can be used to treat signs of aging like smile and laugh lines, worry lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles, among other issues. Some have even used the treatment preemptively before these become too pronounced.
Fillers in Bend, OR
What makes fillers so attractive is that they can be applied right in the office and the procedure takes only a few minutes but the results can last for months. After which time you can come back for a refresher treatment, which can sometimes involve a quicker application. Downtime after the treatment is minimal, it's often possible to return to work on the same day.
It's important to discuss with your doctor your expectations for the treatment so they can better inform you about what you can expect. Although fillers are considered safe if you are healthy be sure to inform your doctor about any allergies.
If you are interested in facial fillers in Bend, OR, and would like to find out if they're for you you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Peters of Peters Dermatology Center by dialing (541) 323-7546.