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Dermal Fillers: what you need to know

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we ago, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars


For dermal fillers, everyone here at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists cannot stress how important it is to choose a professional. Tissue augmentation is a quick, in-office procedure that produces improved facial fullness and a more youthful appearance. Effective and safe use of dermal fillers requires a board certified plastic surgeon with specialized training and a thorough understanding of facial anatomy to recommend and inject an appropriate filler. By choosing one of our plastic surgeons to treat your face with injectable fillers, your treatment will be performed by someone who not only has training in injection therapy, but in all types of non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation.


One of the great things about dermal fillers is that there is no downtime required. You can resume normal activity almost right away. Your initial appearance may include: an oversized appearance to treated areas, mild swelling or bruising or temporary numbness/redness. These conditions will decrease with topical icing and time. If you are getting your own fat injected, the healing process may take a few weeks.

The consultation

When you arrive at your consultation appointment be prepared to discuss a couple things with the doctor.

  • Goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • Any past treatment with soft tissue fillers, botulinum toxin therapy, laser or other non-surgical facial procedures, as well as any prior facial surgery.

Our board certified plastic surgeons are here to help, talk about the options and achieve your desired results. Bring any questions that you may have, they are happy to answer them for you! Check out all the different dermal fillers on our website. Call our office to book today.