• Are Dermal Filler Injections Painful?

    Many people dream of the wrinkle-smoothing effects of dermal filler injections but fear actually getting them because of the needle involved. With the reliable results on the other side of the injections, some people push themselves forward no matter what, but others want to know from their dermatologists the real story about how the injections feel before going further. So, what is the story? Are dermal filler injections painful? 

    Although everyone experiences pain a little differently, the vast majority of people find dermal filler injections tolerable and worth the experience. There is a small prick when the needle passes the surface of the skin, but it’s minimal. Most people don’t find the experience painful but do describe the sensation as strange, since the filler material may feel thick or sludgy when it is being injected. Few people get dermal fillers once and don’t go back because they found it painful.  

    Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology offers a number of pain cosmetic treatments and skin care products to help you look and feel your best. To learn more about anti-aging skin care treatments in Salt Lake City, call (801) 266-8841.

  • What to Consider When Choosing the Right Dermal Filler

    Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments that your dermatologist can use to rejuvenate your skin and turn back the clock on your appearance. Dermal fillers plump up sunken areas of the skin to instantly erase the appearance of wrinkles. There are many different types and brands of dermal fillers. Your dermatologist can recommend the right product for your unique needs and preferences.

    Cosmetic Concerns

    During your consultation with your dermatologist, he or she will first examine your skin, paying particular attention to areas with fine lines and wrinkles such as the corners of the eyes and the nasolabial folds. The dermatologist will explain his or her findings and ask you some questions about how you perceive your appearance. Let the doctor know which areas you would like to improve and whether you have any other skincare concerns that you would like to address. For example, you might be bothered by the sunken appearance of acne scars in addition to your wrinkles. If so, then your dermatologist might recommend Bellafill for your scars and Radiesse or Juvederm XC for your wrinkles.

    Filler Results

    In the hands of an experienced dermatologist, any dermal filler can be effective in producing the desired results. Your dermatologist will perform your treatment in a way that provides for a completely natural-looking appearance; no one else will be able to detect your anti-aging secret. However, there are some differences in the results of various dermal fillers. Specifically, they tend to last for different durations. The length of time that any filler will last does vary from patient to patient. However, in general, you can expect Radiesse injections to last between 12 and 18 months, while Juvederm XC typically lasts up to two years.

    When you become a patient at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology , we’ll work closely with you to develop a keen understanding of your unique aesthetic goals and skin issues. We’ll help you choose the right dermal filler for your skincare needs. When you’re ready to consult a dermatologist in Salt Lake City, give us a call at (801) 266-8841.