Dermal fillers are FDA-approved compounds injected beneath the surface of the skin to replace lost volume, fill lines, and restore youthful facial contours.
Dr. Westley has vast experience using fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse, all of which have different properties in the skin. She is able to customize the filler used for each person depending on the area treated and the degree of volume replacement needed. She will evaluate your whole face and map out a precise plan to ensure a natural look.
As we age, our bodies produce less of the proteins and fibers that retain moisture in the skin and provide volume and structure. Collagen breakdown also occurs resulting in wrinkles and hollows. It happens naturally over time, and environmental factors like sun exposure and smoking accelerate facial aging.
Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds (creases from nose to mouth), marionette lines (parentheses around the mouth), and in some cases, for lip augmentation. It can also be administered with success to fill cheek volume and tear troughs.
Fillers can be appropriate for adults of all ages. Younger patients are usually interested in augmentation, such as adding fullness to the lips, early volume loss and revision of acne scarring. More mature patients choose dermal fillers for wrinkle correction and restoration of lost facial volume.
Advances have made dermal fillers even safer and more comfortable than ever before. Several manufacturers now offer the option of a filler including lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for a more comfortable experience. We also provide a topical numbing cream that can be applied prior to the procedure. Treatments result in little or no downtime, and results are immediate. Fillers last from six months to 18 months depending on the compound and use.