Dermal Fillers in Denver


Dermal Fillers

Injectable facial fillers are one of the fastest-growing areas of skincare enhancement procedures.

It’s easy to understand why: These FDA-approved medical fillers can create the temporary look of a surgical procedure through a shorter, more convenient, and affordable treatment. Smith Cosmetic Surgery staff uses only the most tested and effective injectables to deliver the natural-looking results we all deserve. As your skin structure deteriorates, you will experience sagging, loss of suppleness, and a dermal filler can reduce wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging, including those from exposure to the sun or muscle movement. Smith Cosmetic Surgery offers dermal fillers to help you regain volume and tone your skin.

Dermal fillers maintain the volume and fullness of your face, which sculpts your features, lifts your brows, and contours the jawline. The use of filters can smooth moderate and harsh fine lines, wrinkles, and creases, reduce dark circles under the eyes, and rejuvenate the lips. The results can last for years.

How Long Do the Benefits of Dermal Fillers Last?

The benefits of dermal fillers are immediately visible and long-lasting after just one quick and easy treatment. All fillers eventually dissolve and are absorbed by the body, but the vast majority last at least six months, and some may even last as long as two years.

How Long Do the Benefits of Dermal Fillers Last?

Short Recovery and Few Restrictions

Recovery time for dermal filler injections varies from patient to patient. Recovery usually takes one to two days. However, most patients go right back to their normal routine after treatment. It is not uncommon for people to schedule their treatment during their lunchtime and then return to work right afterward. Dermal fillers have very few restrictions. It is recommended that vigorous exercise be avoided for the first couple of days so that the filler product can settle into place and the skin can heal with as little swelling and bruising as possible.

Short Recovery and Few Restrictions

At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, are proud to carry the JUVÉDERM® collection of products, The Restylane® family of products and VERSA™ by Revanesse®. These fillers are made from hyaluronic acid which is a biodegradable product found naturally in the body.

Common uses of Dermal Fillers include:

  • Restore fullness to cheeks, hollow areas under the eyes, and deep creases.
  • Diminish scars.
  • Erase age lines & wrinkles.
  • Plump up the lips.
  • Lift a down-turned mouth.
  • Rejuvenate hands.
  • Lift the brow.
Frequently Asked Questions

Facial fillers have a large range of duration. Each filler type and location of injection is different. The most common filler type is made of hyaluronic acid, which is absorbable as it is a substance your facial tissues make naturally. Usually these type of fillers last between 6 and 12 months. For some places like fine lip lines, this timeframe may be a little shorter. For some places like the undereyes, filler may last longer.

Hyaluronic acid based fillers have shown the most versatility and effectiveness in the face. There are many subtypes of hyaluronic acid fillers including subtypes of Juvederm, Restylane, Versa, etc. Each subtype of filler has its own rheologic properties which results in a different viscosity for different uses. For example, filler meant for the chin is more firm than filler used for the lips. In our office, we have a model that can help you feel what some of these different fillers can feel like to give you a better understanding of how much these subtypes of filler can vary.

Fillers slowly get absorbed with time as your body’s enzymes break down the hyaluronic acid (HA) particles. These enzymes can’t tell the difference between your body’s natural HA and HA from filler injections. This is why from time to time you may desire touch ups. Rarely, filler can migrate or become encapsulated and will not dissolve on its own. Fortunately, there is an injectable enzyme called Hyaluronidase that can be used to dissolve HA fillers. If done incorrectly, or if too much filler is injected, you can see people with that fake puffy look that is common in celebrities. Dr. Bovenzi is an expert facial plastic surgeon and injector and makes sure that he will never let you look anything but natural.

When done correctly, fillers should improve your aesthetics and slow down your apparent age and should not make you look more aged, even when done for years on end. Dr. Bovenzi makes sure that you will not look overdone or puffy when having filler injections.

Filler fatigue is when someone has too many fillers injected into their face, to the point that their skin gets stretched out and they start looking unnatural. This is the type of situation that gives fillers a bad reputation since some people, including celebrities, have unrealistic expectations that fillers will get rid of every single wrinkle and they demand more and more filler injections to the point where they no longer look natural. Dr. Bovenzi takes pride in keeping his patients looking natural and will never overfill you to the point where your skin would develop filler fatigue. Commonly, patients may be candidates for a mini facelift which can give much more improvement that what fillers can do while keeping you with a natural appearance. Having our expert facial plastic surgeon perform both surgery and injectables helps you get the best quality care as well as being able to advise you to when your desired results would be best achieved with surgical, non-surgical, or combination treatments.

The most common type of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. This is a molecule your body produces naturally and improves volumization and hydration of the skin.

Dermal fillers are very safe. They have been around for a long time and have had multiple clinical trials by the FDA ensuring their safety and efficacy. As with any medical treatment, there are some risks associated with it. The most common side effects are bruising. There are rare side effects that can occur if filler is injected into the wrong area causing lumps, or if filler gets into a blood vessel and can cause skin damage and even vision problems in extremely rare circumstances. Because of these types of risks, it is important you go to an expert to have dermal filler injected. At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Bovenzi is a board-certified surgeon who performs both facial plastic surgery as well as facial injections including botox and dermal fillers. The knowledge and familiarity of facial anatomy is mastered best with the hands of a facial plastic surgeon.