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Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

Know Your Dermal Fillers

Heredity, aging, lifestyle choices, and sun damage can all affect the youthfulness of our skin. Wrinkles and laugh lines are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. If crow’s feet and smile lines are giving away your age, then dermal fillers may be your best bet. Which one is right for you? Check out this guide to dermal fillers.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Often referred to as a liquid facelift, dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and restore facial volume. Unlike more invasive treatments, dermal fillers are quick, easy, and provide immediate results.

Types

There are a variety of dermal fillers that your skin care spa may utilize, including:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Found naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid works to plump thin lips, fill nasolabial folds, and reduce surface wrinkles. Common examples of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane.
  • Hydroxylapatite: The heaviest of the facial fillers, hydroxylapatite fillers eliminate the signs of deep creases, marionette lines, and frown lines. Hydroxylapatite fillers not only fill your deepest wrinkles, but also work to enhance shallow facial contours. The most commonly used hydroxylapatite filler is Radiesse.
  • Collagen: Made from natural protein, collagen helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for 2-4 months. Collagen can also be used to plump thin lips. Examples of collagen-based dermal fillers include Zyderm®, Zyplast®, and Cosmoderm®.

How it Works

Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan will start by evaluating your skin’s tone and elasticity for potential treatment areas.  The injection sites are then cleaned and numbed with a topical anesthetic. Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan will inject the dermal filler into your problem areas, staying in each spot for only a few seconds. While this in-office procedure only takes 15-20 minutes, the results are immediate and can last up to 1 year.

Looking for a plastic surgeon in your area? Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan with Oasis Plastic Surgery provides the dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation services for your needs. For other services, financing, locations, or to schedule a consultation, visit our Oasis Plastic Surgery website today!