As people get older, their faces tend to lose the fullness and volume present in younger years. Fat atrophies, skin stretches, and muscles become more prominent, resulting in a less youthful appearance.
Dr. Frank offers Munster and Hobart patients dermal fillers as a way of reducing lines and wrinkles and restore fullness in the face.* He can apply treatment to:
- Increase the fullness of lips.*
- Create more rounded facial curves.*
- Diminish creases and lines.*
- Fill in small scars.*
Dr. Frank may recommend fillers for Hobart and Munster patients who are not ready for facelift or neck lift but who could benefit from greater volume and softer contours. They also can help patients who want more fullness in other areas of the body.*
Dr. Frank’s Approach to Fillers
Dr. Frank has worked with a broad range of fillers through his years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon. In the initial consultation, he learns about each patient’s concerns and advises on a course of treatment based on his or her needs.
This means selecting the right filler for the facial concern. Here’s a brief overview of these options.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm® act like a cushion to support the underlying structures of the face. They typically last 6 months to one year.* These are some of the most common fillers that Munster and Hobart patients receive because they are soft to the touch, offer low complication rates, are relatively inexpensive, and provide predictable results.*
Long-lasting fillers like Sculptra® and Radiesse® give patients a lengthier period of time before retreatment but have more potential risk.* Dr. Frank takes the time during his initial consultation to answer questions about these and other products that patients might consider.
Fat from the patient’s body has the most natural feel of the fillers and has the potential to become a permanent part of the body. Dr. Frank regularly uses fat grafting for treatments such as the Brazilian butt lift.
Often, Dr. Frank combines fillers with other plastic surgical procedures. For example, facelift focuses on shifting facial features upward into their more youthful position and reducing excess skin. Adding volume with fillers often supports the facelift and gives the face a more natural-looking, younger appearance.*
About the Procedure
Many fillers contain local anesthetics so the treatment is not painful. Dr. Frank may apply an anesthetic ointment or a local anesthetic to make the experience more comfortable.
The process usually only takes a few minutes for each injection site.* As Dr. Frank injects the filler, he reviews the change in the patient’s appearance and adjusts the volume of filler as necessary.
Recovery from Cosmetic Fillers
Our Hobart and Munster practice may provide patients with an ice pack to help with swelling and discomfort. Typically, fillers don’t require a lengthy recovery.* Most people can go back to normal activities within the same day, though they may have some redness at the injection sites.*
Fillers can be an excellent option for patients, particularly if they have a treatable concern that a facelift wouldn’t address, such as nasolabial folds and the line between the eyebrows. With proven efficacy and natural-looking results, fillers offer a low-commitment change that can make a significant improvement in a patient’s appearance.*
If you are considering options for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating your looks, schedule a consultation about fillers and other treatments. Hobart and Munster patients can call our office at (219) 513-2011.
*Individual results may vary