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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.