Dermal Fillers Specialist

Sunshine Medical Center LLC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics & Geriatrics located in Sarasota, FL

If you are unhappy with wrinkles or sunken areas on your face, dermal fillers like Botox, Juvederm, or Restylane can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. At Sunshine Medical Center LLC in Sarasota, Florida, Soordal Prakash, MD, and Shanthi Prakash, MD, provide injectable fillers that give you immediate, visible results. To see an instant improvement in your complexion, call the office or go online to book an appointment today.

Dermal Fillers Q&A

What do dermal fillers do?

Dermal fillers are made of a clear, gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in your body. When hyaluronic acid is injected into an area on your face, it can fill out wrinkles or sunken spots and restore a youthful appearance.

Fillers hide the signs of aging caused by the breakdown of collagen while also triggering the growth of new collagen. Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, your tissues can easily incorporate it; this is not usually the case with synthetic fillers like silicone.

Where are dermal fillers used?

Dermal fillers can be used in many areas of the face, such as:

  • Lines around the cheeks and nose
  • Sunken areas of the cheeks and temples
  • Lips, to increase the overall size
  • Chin, to smooth out creases
  • Eyes, to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and sagging skin

Dermal fillers are also used to fill in acne scars and pockmarks. You can speak to your provider about other areas of your body that could benefit from dermal fillers.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers last from six months to a year, depending on the amount you receive and how deeply it's injected. It's recommended that you return for repeat treatments to maintain your results.

You should see a difference in your appearance immediately after your treatment. With proper skin care practices, dermal fillers can help maintain a youthful appearance for up to a year.

Are there any side effects of fillers?

The most common side effects of fillers are bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection site. These side effects should disappear within 24-28 hours.

What is the process for getting dermal fillers?

Dermal filler injections begin by preparing your skin by cleaning it and applying an anesthetic. Once you are ready, your provider injects the fillers into your target areas and massages them into place. 

Dermal injection appointments are generally quick, lasting between 30-45 minutes. They often require no recovery time.

Are dermal fillers safe for everyone?

Yes. Anyone can get fillers as long as they are over 18 and not pregnant. 

To learn more about whether you are the right candidate for dermal fillers, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or go online to book a consultation today.

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