A youthful face has a certain plump, full, and smooth appearance that we all long to maintain as we age. But the passage of time takes some of that fullness away, especially if you work hard to stay slim and your face loses fat. More wrinkling may appear as the fullness of your face diminishes.
Thankfully, you can get back this full, plump, youthful look without surgery. Today’s advanced dermal fillers can provide remarkable results for these types of issues. Going beyond the surface of the skin, dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Radiesse® can work to plump sagging areas, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and add a more voluminous, healthy look to your appearance.
If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to get one of these treatments done and what you can expect, here are a few frequently asked questions about these minimally invasive, effective treatments:
How many appointments are required?
Most patients need only one appointment to fill in wrinkles or add volume to specific areas. Results can be seen immediately after your appointment, and there is no significant downtime associated with the procedure.
Does the procedure hurt?
Patients report minimal discomfort from the dermal fillers offered at Monarch Plastic Surgery. Both Juvéderm and Radiesse are combined with a numbing ingredient that greatly increases comfort during the procedure.
How long do the results last?
The wrinkle reduction and volume associated with a Juvéderm treatment may last up to two years. The results from a Radiesse treatment may last up to 18 months, and your skin continues to produce more collagen during the months following the treatment.
Will others know I had it done?
The beauty of dermal fillers is that there is no incision, and side effects are minimal. Some patients do experience minor bruising, redness, or swelling, though these effects will typically resolve within just a few days. To minimize these effects, make sure you carefully follow the aftercare instructions given to you.
What materials are in dermal fillers?
Monarch Plastic Surgery uses Juvéderm and Radiesse because they contain materials that are found naturally in your body, and can be absorbed over time. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar found in almost every tissue in your body that swells when combined with water, which is what creates its smoothing and filling effect. Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a material found in human teeth and bones, which stimulates the production of collagen in the skin.
Where should I have the procedure done?
Although dermal fillers are minimally invasive, you should only get Juvéderm and Radiesse performed by a qualified professional who is skilled in using these treatments, like Monarch Plastic Surgery. Letting someone who is not experienced and trained in performing dermal filler injections puts you at risk for severe side effects or an undesirable look.
Are you interested in improving the appearance of your skin? Request a consultation with Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about how to achieve your best skin at any age.