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Dermal Fillers

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process — but you don't have to wear your age on your face! Today more and more people are using dermal fillers to help reverse signs of aging in the facial skin. If you’re looking to get rid of wrinkles, smooth out your skin and create a more youthful frame around your smile, you've come to the right place! Dermal fillers are a way to combat wrinkles without surgery. They are a relatively painless procedure that works like instant wrinkle removers. Done in less than 20 minutes, we can create a young, youthful-looking frame around your smile today!

What are dermal fillers? A dermal filler is mostly composed of a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA) that retains water and a protein called collagen, which are both found naturally in the body. When the amount of HA and collagen in our skin or muscles decreases due to aging, wrinkles naturally result. By injecting HA and collagen back into the skin, facial wrinkles and folds are filled, adding volume and fullness, and a more youthful appearance is restored. Dermal fillers are most commonly used around the nose, mouth and eyes. However, fillers can also be used on the lips to increase fullness and push up the corners of the lips. We use three different types of dermal fillers in our office: Juvederm, Belotero, and Versa. All are great options and we will help you determine which is most suitable for your needs.

Why come to Dr. Chris Havlik for dermal fillers rather than a cosmetologist? In order to provide dermal filler injections, a dentist needs to have undergone training in this treatment. Dr. Chris Havlik not only has the clinical training to perform results just as exceptional as a cosmetologist, but can also discuss your aesthetic goals, including your smile and teeth, for a more comprehensive treatment plan. Additionally, we use minimally invasive dermal fillers that are approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How long do dermal fillers last? A typical dermal filler procedure takes less than 20 minutes and results can last anywhere from three months up to 12 months. Once the results have worn off, a repeated procedure should be scheduled.

How do I know if dermal fillers are right for me? Because dermal fillers are a prescribed cosmetic procedure, they are not always recommend for everyone. Our team can discuss your facial needs and help you determine if dermal fillers can be incorporated into your dental care. We will work together with you to create a treatment plan centered around your needs, goals and budget.