What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are medical-grade, FDA-approved, injectable treatments that restore volume, plump skin, and smooth fine lines. Fillers are synthetic substances that occur naturally in the body and are biocompatible, making them safe and effective. This minimally invasive treatment provides long-lasting results without surgery.

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Key Target Areas for Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers in Raleigh & Cary, NC with Dr. Anu Antony can effectively target various areas of the face and body. Common areas for treatment include:

  • Forehead: By strategically injecting fillers into specific areas, we can smooth brow wrinkles and restore youthful contours. Fillers can also help lift sagging skin or enhance facial symmetry.
  • Cheeks: Restore volume to the cheeks, enhancing and rejuvenating the midface area.
  • Lips: Add refreshing plumpness to the lips, creating a fuller, more defined lip contour.
  • Nose: Soften the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, restoring a smoother and more vigorous appearance, or treat minor nose shape issues (non-surgical rhinoplasty).
  • Jawline: Define and sculpt the jawline, improving facial harmony.
  • Hands: Dermal fillers offer a safe solution to plump the skin, restore hand volume loss, and address prominent veins and visible tendons. 

Types of Dermal Fillers

For your treatment, Dr. Anu Antony will select the best dermal filler to fit your needs. Some dermal fillers that are most often used include:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA): A naturally occurring substance in the skin, hyaluronic acid provides hydration and volume—results typically last six months to a year.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): Derived from a substance naturally occurring in the bones, CaHA fillers are ideal for deeper wrinkles and volumizing areas like the cheeks and jawline. Results can last around a year.
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA): PLLA stimulates collagen production, gradually improving skin texture and volume. Sculptra, a PLLA filler, is effective for treating deep wrinkles and restoring facial fullness, with results lasting two years or more. Sculptra may also be used as a non-surgical enhancement for the buttocks.
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA): PMMA fillers contain collagen and microspheres to provide long-lasting volume and firmness. They are suitable for treating acne scars and enhancing facial contours, with long-lasting results.
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Your Journey

During your dermal filler treatment, Dr. Antony will begin by conducting a thorough consultation to assess your concerns and goals. Based on your aesthetic vision, she will recommend the most appropriate filler and treatment plan. The filler is then injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle. Topical numbing agents may be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Depending on the size of the treated area,  treatment can last anywhere from half an hour to about an hour long. Depending on the treatment, most patients can return to their daily routine immediately. 

Refreshing Results

Following your dermal filler treatment, you will see immediate improvements in the treated areas, with optimal results appearing over the following weeks. Depending on the type of filler used and the treated area, results can last from six months to several years. Dr. Antony will provide personalized guidance on maintaining your results and schedule follow-up treatments as needed.

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When to Consider Dermal Fillers, not BOTOX

Dermal fillers are ideal for resolving volume loss, smoothing established creases, rebalancing the face, and treating facial asymmetry. While dermal fillers target volume loss and static wrinkles, BOTOX treats dynamic wrinkles—lines and creases caused by repetitive facial motions. 

BOTOX relaxes facial muscles and may be able to prevent lines from forming or deepening, but it does not restore volume. BOTOX is often used to smooth lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, providing a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Both treatments can also be used in combination to achieve optimal results.

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Experience the Benefits of Dermal Fillers at Antony Institute

At Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, we understand that looking and feeling your best is essential to your overall well-being. Our dermal filler treatments in Raleigh & Cary, NC are tailored to your needs and goals, providing safe, effective, and natural-looking results to enhance, not change, your unique beauty.

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Liquid Rhinoplasty

Liquid Rhinoplasty

Liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical approach to nose reshaping, creating a more balanced and symmetrical nose appearance. 

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Liquid Facelift

Liquid Facelift

The liquid facelift offered at Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery is a refreshing approach to facial rejuvenation to restore youthful vitality to your appearance quickly and without surgical intervention.

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Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation

Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery is here to help you achieve lovely lips with refined lip augmentation techniques.

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Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation enhances cheek structure for a more elegant, sculpted look. The procedure has the added benefit of subtly lifting the skin and tissues on the lower face.

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Chin Fillers

Chin Fillers

Chin augmentation performed with dermal filler enhances the chin shape and projection to create a more balanced, attractive facial profile.

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Hand Rejuvenation

Hand Rejuvenation

Hand rejuvenation can help restore volume and smooth skin to create a youthful, healthy look for aging hands.

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Sculptra for Buttocks

Sculptra for Buttocks

A Sculptra butt lift will enhance your natural curves by stimulating natural tissue regeneration.

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