The holiday season has a way of sneaking up on you. One minute, you’re waiting for the leaves to turn, and football is just beginning. Next thing you know, you’re scrambling to buy Christmas presents and are thinking of New Year’s resolutions. And once the holiday season gets going, it can feel like you have no free time. Between parties, family gatherings, work gatherings, and your regular day-to-day routine and activities, it can be hard to catch your breath.
With the holidays so close and so busy, it may be tempting to push your aesthetic goals until the new year. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be the case. Dermal fillers are the perfect holiday pick-me-up – a noninvasive procedure that will get your face ready for the holidays.
If you’re ready to see if noninvasive dermal fillers can help you look refreshed this holiday season, see us at PRP in Philadelphia. Stuart A. Kauffman, DO, and the rest of our team will work with you to help you get the aesthetic results you deserve. Dr. Kauffman is a double board-certified family physician and osteopathic medicine specialist. He has over 20 years of experience providing state-of-the-art and compassionate care to all of his patients.
What are fillers?
Soft-tissue fillers are the second most popular minimally invasive procedures performed every year, right behind Botox. They can have a wide range of molecular makeups, and most replicate or imitate naturally occurring substances in our body.
Modern dermal fillers are made to smooth the skin and eliminate undesirable signs of aging. Some fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, you may have heard of. Others haven’t hit the mainstream and aren’t widely known outside of cosmetics.
What do fillers do?
Your skin stays tight and smooth because of three chemicals: collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. They keep your skin soft, spongy, and smooth by creating a type of meshwork directly underneath your skin.
As you age, you begin to produce less of each of them, and your skin starts to sag. Dermal fillers add collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin back into the areas you choose to target. The result is plumper, smoother skin. Dr. Kauffman uses fillers to help with the following:
- Soften creases and lines
- Add volume to cheeks and lips
- Plump up shallow contours
Unlike Botox, which uses a neurotoxin to block muscle signals, dermal fillers resupply naturally-occurring chemicals, which means your face won’t look frozen or unnatural. With proper care, the effect of fillers should last for up to a year.
While filler injections make look painful, most patients feel only minor discomfort. Dr. Kauffman will numb the area beforehand will use specialized techniques to minimize any pain. Although some treatments may take up to an hour, most only take a few minutes.
When it comes to post-treatment swelling, you might experience mild bruising and swelling for up to a week. You can treat pain with an ice pack.
The best thing about fillers, however, are the immediate results. You’ll be able to tell the difference on the day of your treatment.
Noninvasive dermal fillers can help you look refreshed for the holidays. Dr. Kauffman and the team at PRP in Philadelphia will make sure you get great results. Call or request an appointment at our Huntingdon Valley office today.