Dermal Fillers

Murray's Health & Wellness

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

Dermal fillers and Botox® help restore a youthful appearance by addressing lax skin, wrinkles, and 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 the office, or book an appointment online to learn about the variety of dermal fillers and wrinkle reducers available.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers and Botox?

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 compounds give you increased volume and improved skin smoothness and tautness.

Botox is a purified toxin that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What skin concerns do dermal fillers and Botox 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

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.

Botox is FDA-approved to soften horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and vertical frown lines.

How do dermal fillers and Botox® work?

The injectable compounds in dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, which is offered at the office, include hyaluronic acid, a natural compound your body produces to hydrate and plump skin. As you age, your production of hyaluronic acid decreases – dermal fillers adds this important youth-enhancing compound back into your skin.

Botox temporarily halts the muscle activity that causes lines to etch in your face. It relaxes your expression to give you a soft youthfulness.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers last?

The effects of Botox® injections last three to four months. Dermal fillers are also 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:

  • The 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.