dermal & lip fillers

dermal & lip fillers

dermal & lip fillers

dermal & lip fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

When it comes to the area around your eyes, it is often the first to show signs of aging. As we start to age, our skin loses elasticity, the eyelid stretches, and the brow begins to look like it has descended. Some of the common reasons for this are aging, sun damage, lifestyle choices, and, yes, your genetics. Often this results in what we refer to as bags under the eyes and wrinkles around the eyes. So how can this be treated in a non-surgical way?

As patients are treated in our office, we take each case and treat them with a customized treatment. We strive to reach the goals of our patients but also keep in mind their comfort level. When reconstructive options are done around the eye, it has to be natural and subtle not to damage the eye area and keep the structures around the eyes. A non-surgical rejuvenation procedure we offer is dermal fillers.

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers or wrinkle fillers, diminish fine lines and restore fullness to the face. A dermal filler procedure typically takes 30 minutes, and the results can last 4 months to a year, depending on the patient. Dermal fillers are safe and effective and can treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines.

More areas that can be treated with fillers can include areas around the mouth, chin dimpling, cheeks, lips, and even your hands. Some common side effects of using dermal fillers can include bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. A few not-so-common side effects include nodules or bumps under the skin that can be seen and felt and may need to be removed by surgery. It would be best if you always talked to your doctor about the side effects of fillers before you have the procedure.

The best time to start getting dermal fillers is when you notice wrinkles around the eye area. Some patients begin in their mid 20’s while other patients wait until their mid 30’s. Once you reach 35, you lose 10% of the fat in your face due to the natural aging process. Every decade after that, you will continue to lose approximately 10%. The good thing is our office can help with our different treatment options.

Contact Us For Dermal Fillers

If you are in Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, and surrounding areas, we would love to help you. Dr. Amy Kulak can do a customized treatment plan to fit your goals regarding dermal and wrinkle fillers in your eye and face area. We would love to hear from you. Contact us today at (904) 775-5275 or to schedule an appointment to discuss what treatment options are suitable for you.

​​​​​​​Treating Thin Lips

Lip Fillers can alter the appearance of your lips and make them appear fuller, giving you a more youthful appearance. Some standard options for lip enhancement can include:

  • Temporary lip fillers

  • Semi-Permanent Lip Fillers

  • Permanent Lip Fillers

  • Lip Implant

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What is Lip Filler?

Lip Filling is the procedure that gives you fuller and plumper lips. It is common for doctors to insert a dermal filler to make this happen. Many types of fillers can be used, but the most common types are hyaluronic acid products. This is a natural substance that is found in your body and can help increase the volume in your lips.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Once the filler is injected, the gel in the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips. Several benefits of using this type of filler include:

  • control over lip volume

  • gradual pace of treatment

  • bumps dissolve easy

  • less bruising

  • reasonable lasting results

  • minimal allergic reactions

What to Expect

If you are looking at getting lip injections, you may be wondering what to expect. These procedures are performed rather quickly in the office with little or even no downtime.

Before the injection, the doctor will apply a topical or local numbing agent to ease discomfort. Then the area is carefully marked where the injections should be placed. Next, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into your lips. Following injection, you may be given ice to ease the discomfort and help with swelling.

What Are the Risks?

There are some severe and minor risks associated with these procedures, including:

  • Bleeding at the injection site

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Redness

  • Tenderness

  • Lumps and irregularities in lips

  • Allergic reaction

Please discuss all side effects with your doctor before you decide what procedure is correct for you.

Contact Us for Lip Filler Services

If you are ready for this simple, nonsurgical rejuvenation procedure, contact us today at (904) 775-5275 or Dr. Amy Kulak would love to have you in for a consultation to discuss what options are suitable for you and your lips. We treat patients all over North East Florida and are ready to help you!

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