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By JACQUELINE SILKEY, M.D
June 13, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: dermal fillers  

Do you want to erase your age? Dermal fillers, or injectables, can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a facelift costs. FillersDermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to reverse the visible signs of aging. Millions of people from all over the world are discovering the benefits of dermal fillers. Led by Dr. Jacqueline Silkey, Silkey Skin MD (located in Kaysville, UT) offers a variety of dermal fillers to meet our patient's needs. Here's everything you need to know about dermal fillers.

 

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that fill the soft tissue under the skin. Some dermal fillers are synthetic and some are natural. Generally, dermal fillers are made from different types of products such as hyaluronic acid, human collagen, and donor-tissue fat. Each filler has different strengths and weaknesses. Consult with a doctor to find out which type of dermal filler is right for you.

 

What happens during the procedure?

Before the treatment, you will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Your cosmetic dermatologist in Kaysville, UT, will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically underneath the skin. A treatment session takes about 15 minutes. Some dermal fillers are done in repeat sessions a few weeks apart. Some patients experience bruising and mild swelling, but these side effects are temporary and will subside over the days following treatment.

 

What are the benefits of fillers?

Dermal fillers can enhance facial contours, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, soften creases, treat acne scars, and plump thin lips. Dermal fillers such as Voluma can also be used for chin and cheek augmentation, and Radiesse has been used with success to nonsurgically reshape the nose. With dermal filler treatment, you can get real, noticeable results and still look like yourself.

 

How long will the effects last?

How long the effects of filler treatment will last depends on the patient, product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer the effects will last. The effects of hyaluronic acid fillers will typically last from 6 to 18 months. Synthetic fillers tend to last longer, as they are not absorbed by the body.

 

Is dermal filler treatment safe?

Dermal filler treatment is considered safe and effective. Dermal filler treatment has a very low rate of side effects and requires minimal downtime and recovery. You'll be able to resume your normal activities after you leave your doctor's office. This treatment should only be done by a doctor who is board-certified in plastic surgery or dermatology. Make sure your doctor is board certified and has training and substantial experience performing dermal filler treatments.

 

How do I get started with treatment?

Getting started with dermal filler treatment couldn’t be easier. Search for a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. During your consultation, your cosmetic dermatologist will evaluate your areas of concern and review your medical history. Your doctor will explain your course of treatment, the type of dermal filler recommended in your case, what you can expect from the outcome, and the longevity of the result.

If you want "face-lift" results - without surgery, pain, and downtime, call SilkeySkinMD at (801) 882-2200 today to schedule a consultation in Kaysville, UT. Dermal fillers can transform your look and your life. You will experience exemplary service and world-class care at SilkeySkinMD!

By Jacqueline Silkey, M.D.
February 29, 2016
Category: Skin Care
Tags: dermal fillers  

There’s a lot of information about dermal fillers out there, and it’s hard to know what to believe. The truth is dermal fillers can do a lot to dermal fillersrestore the youthful contours of your face and make you look younger. But when it comes to your face, don’t see just anyone. You need to see a skilled physician and surgeon like Dr. Jacqueline Silkey in Kaysville, Utah.. She can help you discover the magic of dermal fillers.

Aging takes away some of the roundness and volume in your face. Dermal fillers are gel materials injected into your skin to add back the lost volume and give your skin a “plumped up” look. Dermal fillers smooth out the skin on your face, giving it a younger look. Dr. Silkey wants you to know that dermal fillers can improve the look of lines and wrinkles in your face, such as:

  • Smile and laugh lines around your mouth and nose
  • Frown lines in your forehead, known as furrows
  • Lines between your eyebrows, known as glabella
  • Lines around your eyes, known as crow’s feet
  •  Adding volume back to your cheek bone areas

During your dermal filler treatment, your Kaysville dermatologist will inject tiny amounts of the material into your skin. Your number of injections will depend on which area is treated. The injections are usually tolerated very well, but Dr. Silkey can apply a numbing cream or spray if you need it.

Aging is a difficult process, but it helps to know that you are doing everything you can to look and feel your best. Your face is important, and you want to look as young as possible for as long as possible. You owe it to yourself to try out dermal fillers to minimize your lines and wrinkles. So call an expert, like Dr. Jacqueline Silkey in Kaysville, Utah. She can help you look younger and feel better, so call today!

By Jacqueline Silkey, M.D.
December 01, 2015
Category: Skin Care
Tags: dermal fillers  

Concerned about wrinkles or thinning lips? Dermal fillers can help reverse signs of aging and help you look your best. Your Kaysville dermatologist Jacqueline Silkey, MD, answers a few common questions about fillers. dermal fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to help plump specific areas of your face. Common filler ingredients include hyaluronic acid, collagen and calcium hydroxyapatite. Fillers are available in temporary, semi-permanent and permanent varieties. Your dermatologist will discuss the best options for your situation during your first appointment.

How can dermal fillers help me?

Dermal fillers not only reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, they also restore volume to your face. As you age, the layer of fat under your skin starts to shrink. Without the support that the fat layer normally provides, skin tends to sag and wrinkles become noticeable. Fillers are often used to:

  • Improve and soften the appearance of wrinkles, creases and lines
  • Fill in acne scars to make them less noticeable
  • Make undereye areas less puffy
  • Improve the appearance of the nasolabial folds between the mouth and nose
  • Decrease crows' feet
  • Add volume to lips and cheeks
  • Enhance facial contours

What happens during the procedure?

If your dermatologist thinks you are a good candidate for dermal fillers, she will examine your face and mark the areas that will receive treatment. After cleaning the injection sites, she'll use a local anesthetic or topical anesthetic ointment to numb your skin. She'll inject the filler at the injection sites, massage the area, and determine if additional filler is needed.

How will I feel after treatment?

You will experience some swelling and discomfort after the injections and may notice bruising, redness or numbness after treatment. Applying ice can help reduce swelling and pain. Symptoms are usually mild and only last a few hours or days.

Ready to look more rested and youthful? Call your Kaysville dermatologist Jacqueline Silkey, MD, at (801) 882-2200 and make an appointment today.