Dermal Fillers in Chicago, IL
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About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers help minimize subtle signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and skin sag or ptosis. Dermal fillers are an injectable, minimally invasive means of making subtle but noticeable changes to the face. In most cases, dermal fillers are employed to fill the volume beneath the skin, which in many cases can be longer lasting. By increasing that volume beneath the skin, dermal fillers can make you appear more youthful by diminishing prevalent lines and wrinkles.
Introduction to Dermal Fillers
Facial dermal filler injections by Dr. Ogilvie are a good option for patients who are not good candidates (or not interested in) surgical facelift or skin rejuvenation procedures. The most popular dermal filler options, such as Juvederm or Restylane, are hyaluronic acid-based fillers, featuring some variation upon that basic molecular component.
For most patients, Dr. Ogilvie will determine the best possible filler choice based on the area in which you want to see improvement.
How to Get Started on Facial Dermal Fillers?
Consultations for facial dermal fillers are usually relatively quick and simple, as there is no need for surgery. Still, you should arrive ready to discuss your medical history and desired procedural outcome. In many cases, dermal fillers might be administered in the same session as your consultation, but that process is always patient-dependent. Contact our Chicago area office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie to learn more about how your dermal filler injections may work.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal filler injections are available in various formats and brands, meaning they serve a wide swath of the overall population. In other words, there are many good candidates for facial dermal fillers. In general, however, dermal filler injections are a good option for patients who want to minimize or diminish signs of aging around the face but are not a good fit for surgical procedures.
If you want to know more about how dermal fillers can improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines in your skin, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, where you can discuss your dermal filler options.
Facial Dermal Fillers Offered
Dr. Ogilvie offers a wide variety of dermal fillers. Which one is right for you will be discussed at your consultation.
Are Fillers Right For Me?
In most cases, good candidates for dermal filler injections will:
- Have lines and wrinkles around the face
- Exhibit lines and wrinkles that are caused by excess skin
- Want to achieve subtle but noticeable changes to the face
- Not want to experience the recovery period associated with surgical procedures.
- Want to achieve quick results with little recovery
- Be generally healthy enough for the procedures
Ensure they do not have allergies that could interact with their chosen filler type.
The Dermal Filler Procedure
Dermal fillers are usually performed in our Chicago-area office, under the supervision of Dr. Ogilvie. For most patients, the process will take less than thirty minutes, although this will depend on the specifics of your case.
Most dermal filler injections will follow these steps:
Anesthesia — There is usually no anesthesia required for dermal filler injections. In some cases, a topical numbing agent may be used when patients are particularly sensitive to discomfort.
Injection — Once you and Dr. Ogilvie have discussed your desired final results, Dr. Ogilvie will make the necessary injections. Dermal fillers work by increasing the amount of volume beneath the skin, which minimizes lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers in some cases may also help increase your body’s collagen production, which can help your skin appear radiant and more youthful.
Recovery and Results
Depending on the filler of choice, results from dermal filler injections will typically last anywhere between 12-24 months and in some cases have been shown to last up to 5 years. If you like how your results look, you can always see Dr. Ogilvie for regular maintenance injections to keep those wrinkles away.
Dermal filler injections are a great choice for patients who want to avoid surgery and to effect quick, subtle changes to the face that make you appear more youthful. If you want to know more about how dermal filler injections can make you look younger, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation and get started on your transformation.
Ogilvie Plastic Surgery Reviews
I went to Dr. Ogilvie for Botox and fillers. It was my first time getting both Botox and filler and he instantly put my mind at ease. He spent a lot of time with me to ensure I felt comfortable and he was extremely meticulous with the injections. The results were phenomenal and has lasted for several months to over a year! Dr. Ogilvie is my go to doctor for Botox and fillers. Highly recommend!