The youthful face is characterized by firm, smooth skin and highlights and shadows in aesthetically pleasing places. Much of this appearance is due to natural fat pads under our skin that provide lift and soft, natural contours. As we age, this fat deteriorates and shifts resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles and shadows in unwanted places (most easily recognized by the appearance of under eye shadows and bags). We now have a large selection of products that can be used to replace and lift these natural fat pads. After injection the face looks instantly softer, younger, and lifted while maintaining a completely natural look. Drs. Calkin and Boudreaux have a combined 40 years of experience in injecting dermal fillers. This experience means you can be confident that you will get the best results achievable with these products. Both doctors also have years of experience instructing other injectors in the best use of injectable fillers. At our office, only our physicians perform dermal injections so you can be assured you are in competent hands.
All fillers have low downtime although there is always some downtime. Minimal swelling is common and it usually resolves in 24-48 hours. Bruising is also usually minimal although on occasion it can be more dramatic. In our office we have the Vbeam laser which has been shown to dramatically decrease the time required for resolution of a bruise, and Vbeam treatment is included at no charge for all of our injectable patients. We can also provide help with makeup application should you desire. We usually recommend you schedule your filler treatments at least a week or two before any important social events in case you experience bruising.