If you are looking for a treatment to rejuvenate your facial features but aren’t ready for cosmetic surgery, you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers. Union Oral Surgery offers a range of products with varying applications and duration, each of which can effectively reduce signs of aging in a natural-looking way.
Patients in Monroe and Greater Charlotte choose our doctors for dermal fillers because of our extensive experience in facial aesthetics. Our founder, Dr. Steven Patty, is board-certified as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He and our other doctors understand what makes the lips, cheeks, and other features appear youthful and attractive, and they invest time in consultation and during treatment to create the outcomes patients want.
About Dermal Fillers
As people age, they may notice changes in their face such as:
- Sagging skin.
- Harder or thinner features.
These changes are partly due to lost volume and the effects of gravity on the face’s soft tissue. This occurs as collagen and fat either leave the area or are created at a lower rate.
Restoring volume with dermal fillers can soften features and return a youthful contour to the face. Different products have different properties, and so our practice recommends dermal fillers to patients in Monroe and Greater Charlotte based on their specific needs. We commonly use RADIESSE®, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®, and we are constantly reviewing new products for efficacy and safety.
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Union Oral Surgery offers a variety of dermal fillers because each has its advantages in certain areas:
Duration. When you are receiving dermal fillers for the first time, you may want a more conservative approach. Products that are temporary or reversible offer this option. Other products are more permanent, and we may recommend them to patients who have already seen the benefits of treatment.
Location. It’s important for dermal fillers to match the firmness of the area being treated; the way that your cheek feels is different from the way that your lips feel, for example. For this reason, your doctor may recommend Restylane for lips because of its supple consistency, while BELOTERO may be more effective in treating fine lines and other products may be more useful in other areas.
Patient preference. Some patients want one product over another. They may have had past success with a brand or know other people who have tried and liked a specific product. Our expertise with different treatment options helps support these requests.
What Patients Can Expect with Dermal Fillers
You will begin your experience at our Monroe or Greater Charlotte offices with an initial consultation. This is your chance to meet with your doctor, talk about the features that you would like to improve, and learn more about dermal fillers in general. Here are some things to consider in your discussion:
- Union Oral Surgery prioritizes patient care, comfort, and natural-looking outcomes. It’s easy to add but difficult to take away, and so our doctors will recommend the minimum amount to achieve your desired results.
- That said, patients are often surprised at how much of the product they may require to get the volume and rejuvenating effects that they want. Investing more in your treatment may provide you with a better outcome.
- Our doctors have extensive training and certification in the use of these products, and we can recommend the brands, volumes, and treatment areas that can give you the biggest impact.
Treatment with dermal fillers is very tolerable for most patients, and we may use numbing in certain treatments to improve comfort. Results typically last 12-24 months, and you may experience longer benefits with certain products.
If you want to restore natural-looking volume to your facial features, explore treatment with dermal fillers. Schedule an appointment in Monroe or Greater Charlotte with Union Oral Surgery to learn more.