Naaman Clinic -  - Dermatologist

Naaman Clinic

Dermatologists & Skin Cancer Specialists located in Birmingham, AL & Montgomery, AL

Dermal fillers are most commonly known for plumping your lips, but they can do so much more. You can get long-lasting fillers from dermatologist Evans Bailey, MD, Ph.D., to minimize the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. They can even help contour your cheeks. The team of skincare experts at Naaman Clinic in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama offer flexible scheduling for filler injections so that you can fit in an appointment even with your busy schedule. Book by calling either location or by scheduling online.

Fillers Q & A

How do fillers work?

As you age, your skin starts losing elastin, collagen, and the thin layer of fat that are essential for smooth, supple skin. You begin developing wrinkles because of this tissue loss, as well as the effect of facial muscles working closer to the surface of your skin.

One of the most commonly requested types of injectable dermal filler is hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance in your body that is known for its cushioning and volumizing benefit.

Upon injection, dermal fillers immediately fill in areas where you’ve lost volume or are noticing lines and wrinkles. Because hyaluronic acid fillers are soft and pliable, they provide smooth, natural-looking results that can last anywhere from 12-24 months or more.

Which areas can I have dermal fillers injected?

Dermal fillers are often used on your face, although many varieties can also be beneficial for restoring lost volume in your hands or other areas. Some of the most common treatment areas for fillers include:

  • Along your jawline
  • Across your cheeks
  • In your lips
  • Around your mouth

While fillers are best known for their anti-aging benefits, they can also help improve the appearance of scars — including acne scars — by replenishing and restoring your skin’s volume.

Do filler injections hurt?

It’s normal to feel some stinging or burning when you have an injection of any sort. Fillers are no exception, but you shouldn’t be in severe pain.

Dr. Bailey and his team can help make your treatment as comfortable as possible with topical numbing creams. You can also ice the injection areas for several minutes ahead of time to minimize any discomfort.

Keep in mind that if you do feel an initial pinch, the sensation only lasts for a split second. Plus, the benefit of smoother, younger-looking skin by the time you leave the office should be an encouragement while dealing with any momentary discomfort.

Find out how dermal fillers can improve your skin’s appearance by booking an appointment at Naaman Clinic. Schedule by calling either location or by using the online booking feature.

* Individual results may vary.