Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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The Fall season is a favorite of many as the weather cools down and there is so much to enjoy before the upcoming holidays. It can also feel busier as the days become shorter so finding “me” time can become more of a challenge.

Most of us also become more concerned about sunspots, wrinkles, and volume loss after all that fun in the sun. This is where Dermal Fillers, Botox and Lasers come into play as they are great treatment options with little to no downtime.

Did you know: Dermal fillers address issues Botox cannot. They replace volume throughout the entire face and are mostly used along the nasolabial folds, or parentheses lines around the mouth, or marionette lines of the lower mouth as well as the upper and lower lip to enhance volume. They are also commonly used to re-inflate the cheeks and the temporal region for that more youthful appearance.

As we age, the elasticity of our skin deteriorates. We lose collagen and elastin which helps provide a youthful look to our overall facial structure. Injectables such as fillers help with this inevitable deterioration by replacing lost volume in the face and restoring those youthful contours. They lift and smooth deep wrinkles for a fresher look. Different types of fillers are used for lip enhancement, cheek and jawline rejuvenation as well as chin augmentation.

Popular fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane are made up of hyaluronic acid, the “secret” ingredient to younger looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance already in our bodies that help retain moisture in the skin and keep it looking smooth and plump. This diminishes over time causing deepening folds, sagging cheeks, and deflated lips. Fillers can give back that supple and full skin by replacing the loss of hyaluronic acid and adding volume in areas now lacking fullness. Most patients are seeking treatments to smooth their smile lines, crow’s feet and plump up their lips, cheeks, and even hands.

It's important to note that regular treatments will give you the best results. Consistency is key to getting and maintaining optimal improvement.

Why Fillers are so popular to help turn back the hands of time:

  • No downtime
  • Quick and easy appointment
  • Non-Invasive
  • Minimal Pain
  • Subtle and Natural
  • Immediate visible results but can take up to 4 weeks for filler to fully integrate into the tissue
  • Corrects moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and skin folds
  • Ideal for any age
  • Lasts 9-12 months depending on the filler used as the body naturally absorbs the particles
  • Great for Men also

We also love combining Botox and dermal fillers, which helps address multiple areas of the face simultaneously. Botox is typically used around the eyes and forehead, whereas dermal fillers are generally used on the middle and lower areas of the face. Using Botox and dermal fillers together can also prolong the results of cosmetic treatments. If you are thinking about facial rejuvenation and not sure where to start, injectables may be a great option for you. Call or text us at 804.378.7443 to begin your journey and be holiday ready!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.