Dermal Fillers Specialist

Polaris Vein Center

Amanda S. Cooper, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Columbus, OH

As we age, our faces may experience volume loss, leading to signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and hollow cheeks. Dermal fillers can make up for that volume loss in the most natural-looking way. At Polaris Vein Center in Columbus, Ohio, the specialists use dermal filler injections to fill in lines, wrinkles, and thin lips. Vascular & Interventional Radiologist Amanda Cooper, MD, and her team of experienced injectors are ready to enhance your natural beauty with no downtime, so call the office or book an appointment through online scheduling now.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers, aka facial fillers, are injectables that restore volume loss or enhance specific parts of the face. Polaris Vein Center uses the number one brand of dermal fillers, Juvéderm®. 

The active ingredient in Juvéderm fillers is hyaluronic acid, a molecular duplicate of a naturally occurring substance within the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers attract water within your body, which helps ensure long-lasting results. 

Dermal filler treatment is easy and quick — usually less than an hour. There’s no downtime needed. 

When would I need dermal fillers?

With age, often as early as your 20s and 30s, it’s normal to lose some facial volume due to natural collagen depletion. This can lead to lines, creases, and thinning in your middle and lower face, including the cheeks and lips. Dermal fillers restore that volume. 

You can also get dermal fillers long before you have any volume loss if you want to improve certain aspects of your appearance. For example, lip injections can plump thin lips. 

Are dermal filler injections painful?

Most patients tolerate dermal filler treatment extremely well. Although you feel a small prick from the ultrathin needle, Juvéderm fillers all include an anesthetic called lidocaine that keeps you comfortable during the injections.

When do facial fillers take effect?

Right away! One of the most exciting benefits about dermal filler treatment is that results are instant. Bear in mind that a little swelling is normal, but you usually see the final results within a few days.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Results can vary by injection area, type of filler, and your individual metabolism. Juvéderm formulas offer the longest-lasting results among hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. In general, you can expect:

Cheek fillers

Juvéderm Voluma™ XC restores volume in the cheeks for up to 24 months.

Facial folds and wrinkle fillers

Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Ultra XC, and Juvéderm Vollure™ XC restore volume in facial folds like the nasolabial lines around the mouth and nose for up to 18 months.  

Lip fillers

For thinning lips, Juvéderm Volbella® can fill in vertical lip lines and add a bit of volume. For more significant lip plumping, Juvéderm Ultra XC is a good choice. Both last up to a year.

The experienced Polaris Vein Center team can recommend the ideal filler for your needs, and during your consultation, they give you an idea of how long your filler could last. 

For beautiful, natural-looking filler injections from aesthetic experts, call Polaris Vein Center or click the online scheduling tool now.