Q&A: Dermal Fillers

Did you know that your dentist can provide fillers to add volume to your face and erase wrinkles? Our cosmetic dentists are trained to provide expert care to meet patients’ goals. Dermal fillers are injectables that smooth the skin and add elasticity. With fillers, we can address skin folds and wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead, nose, and chin.¬†¬†Learn more about how we use Xeomin and dermal fillers in our Boise, ID dental office with answers to frequently asked questions about these treatments.

Dermal Fillers in Boise, Idaho

Q&A: Dermal Fillers in Boise, ID

Are you interested in dermal fillers but want to know more? Read answers to these popular questions:

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers not only improve the appearance of wrinkles but also increase collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a protein that helps connect tissues as well as strengthen the elasticity of the skin. Elastin is present in many connective tissues and helps them maintain their shape. There are also minimal risks with fillers because our office only uses FDA-approved fillers. Additionally, dermal fillers can be used with other treatments like Xeomin, an alternative to Botox.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers can last up to a year. We can also provide touch-up treatments at regular visits; you may have to visit more often if we treat multiple areas of the face.

What happens when fillers wear off?

Your face will look the same as before your treatment once the fillers are absorbed into the skin. You will not experience any new sagging or wrinkles when they wear off.

Can you feel fillers in your face?

Yes, after treatment, you will feel more volume in the treated areas of your face. As time passes, you will get used to your fillers and the new smoothness in these treated areas.

What should you do after treatment with dermal fillers?

Directly after treatment, you should avoid:

  • Intense exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Wearing makeup
  • Laying on your side
  • Facials or face massages

Avoiding these things will allow for quick healing and minimal sensitivity.

Do I need Xeomin or dermal fillers?

Xeomin addresses creases or wrinkles that show when muscles contract. Alternatively, dermal fillers help treat deeper wrinkles or lines in the face that are present, even when the muscles do not contract. We can also use Xeomin and fillers together as needed to treat different types of creases or lines.

Do you have creases or lines that you want to address? Are you interested in dermal fillers? Contact LIFESmiles today at (208) 254-6365 or request a dental appointment with us online. Please let us know if you have any more questions about fillers or Xeomin, and we will be glad to help you.