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Dermal Fillers

Murray's Health & Wellness

Concierge Internal Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Naples, FL

Dermal fillers help restore a youthful appearance by plumping facial volume, lifting lax skin, smoothing wrinkles, and erasing fine lines. Emilia E. Murray, MD, of Murray's Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, offers these anti-aging aesthetic injectables to temporarily fill in aging lines and wrinkles, enhance lip borders, boost lip size and shape, and minimize the appearance of some acne and surgical scars. Call our office at (239) 213-0080 or schedule your appointment online to learn about the variety of dermal fillers available.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

As you age, you experience thinning of the skin, so lines and wrinkles appear more prominent, especially around your nose and mouth. You lose subcutaneous fat, resulting in a hollowing of the cheeks – which can make you look gaunt and aged.

Dermal fillers refresh the look of an aging face by improving hydration, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and filling in hollow contours. These injectable gel-like compounds give you increased volume and improved skin smoothness and tautness. They also enhance facial contours and plump thinning areas, such as the lips.

What skin concerns do dermal fillers address?

Dr. Murray may recommend dermal fillers to plump hollowed areas of your face or soften the appearance of aging skin. Specific applications of dermal fillers include:

  • Softening creases and wrinkles
  • Erasing marionette and smile lines
  • Plumping thin lips and hollow cheeks
  • Enhancing shallow contours in your cheeks or around the eyes

Dermal fillers are effective and safe, without the side effects of surgical face-lifts. Dermal fillers can also make acne scars and surgical scars look less obvious.

How do dermal fillers work?

At Murray’s Health and Wellness, the hyaluronic acid based injectable compound Juvéderm® restores your levels of this natural compound. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps skin. As you age, your production of hyaluronic acid decreases – dermal fillers add this important youth-enhancing compound back into your skin.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers are a temporary anti-aging treatment and may last from six months to up to two years. The exact duration of their effects depends on several factors, including:

  • Type of filler used
  • Area treated
  • The way in which your body responds

Dr. Murray puts together a treatment schedule, so you can get your dermal fillers refreshed when their effects wear off, and you maintain your look for the long-term.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

Dermal filler injections require a needle, so you will feel a pinch during each treatment. You’ll receive multiple injections at a session. Some dermal fillers contain a numbing agent to reduce pain.

If you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to Dr. Murray about using a topical numbing gel or ice prior to the injections. The treatments are quick and require no downtime, so most people tolerate them well.

Call the office, or schedule online to learn how you can benefit from injectable anti-aging treatments.