As you age, you start to lose facial fat in addition to collagen and elastin in your skin. This decline in facial fullness and volume can affect your appearance and self-confidence. Dermal fillers can treat aging by restoring volume loss. Illuminate founder and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Boudreault and his team are among the most sought-after dermal filler injection specialists in Silicon Valley and can help you decide if dermal fillers are right for you.
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Dermal fillers are injectable and composed of naturally occurring or synthetic substances to restore volume under the skin. They can significantly improve your appearance without the risks, downtime, and costs of surgery. Dermal fillers are versatile, minimally invasive, and have become growingly popular. Annually, more than one million women and men choose filler injections as a smart, convenient, safe, and affordable way to look younger.
Fillers have come a long way since first in use decades ago. Today, hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are used most frequently in the United States. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found naturally in connective tissues of the body. Dermal fillers are deemed semi-permanent, meaning they will remain in the body for anywhere between six months to two years. HA fillers are also reversible, which adds to their appeal.
Non-smokers in good general health are preferred candidates.
FDA-approved, when administered by a fully trained and experienced medical professional, are considered to be safe procedures. The dermal fillers used at Illuminate are from the most respected brands in the industry.
Fillers are exceptionally versatile and are most commonly used to:
We will carefully review your medical history. If you smoke, we’ll advise you to stop for a specified period before and after your treatment. Let us know if you have a bleeding disorder or allergies, including an allergy to lidocaine. Dermal filler injections cannot be performed if you have any active infections.
Fillers usually take no more than 30 minutes to administer. After your skin has been numbed, your provider will make a series of small injections to precisely place the hyaluronic acid filler into your targeted treatment sites.
You can immediately resume your normal activities, but you may have some swelling and bruising for up to five days. Stay out of the sun for a week or so, and always apply a high-SPF sunscreen thereafter. A quality skincare regimen will enhance and prolong the results of your procedure.
You will see immediate benefits, and your final results should be apparent in about one to two weeks. Your face will be rejuvenated, plumper, smoother, and more refined.
Illuminate Med Spa is the Bay Area’s unparalleled leader in cosmetic procedures such as dermal filler injections. We serve patients throughout the entire Bay Area, including Palo Alto, San Jose, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. Your journey to a renewed look and greater self-confidence begins at Illuminate!
After your provider applies a numbing agent to your face, you should feel only a slight pinch during your injections. As many filler products contain a mild anesthetic, If any post-procedure soreness is minimized and you may only need a temporary ice pack.
You may experience some short-duration bruising, swelling, and tenderness. The most serious risk is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. This is why it is essential that your injections are performed only by a trained and experienced medical professional. The safety of dermal filler material use during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been conclusively determined.
Most patients enjoy the full results of Dermal fillers for up to two years while others could need a follow-up treatment in six months. Dermal fillers are also reversible if you decide to change your look.
Dermal fillers cannot achieve the more extensive results of surgical procedures such as facelift, brow lift, or eye lift. However, fillers can be just right for patients wanting more subtle, but still impressive results. Filler injections also come without the worries and expenses of surgery.
In many cases they do because aging affects women and men in different ways. Since males generally have larger bones and denser skin than women, providers often use a thicker and more viscous filler material when treating men.
Because dermal filler injections are considered a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not cover the costs.
A typical dermal filler injection costs around $650 to $999 per syringe. However, your cost will vary depending on the type and amount of injectables used in your treatment. We’ll be happy to walk through costs and expected outcomes with you prior to any treatment.
“I had my Brazilian Butt Lift in 2017 with Dr. Boudreault and I couldn’t be any happier with my results. My butt and hips look SO natural – my only regret was not doing it sooner!”
“I fully trust Dr. B and will go to him for all my procedures. He really cares about his clients and their results.”
“The day after my surgery when the garment came off, I almost cried. Dr. B exceeded my expectations and gave me an even BETTER body than I had imagined.”
At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.