Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, PC Logo

Schedule a Consultation
Call Us: (303) 232-8585

What is a Filler?

Blog Article

What is a Filler?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment that can enhance your natural beauty. These injectable substances offer a non-surgical solution to address various facial concerns and help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

Fillers, also known as facial injectables, are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to provide non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Fillers are comprised of substances such as hyaluronic acid or polylactic acid and are used to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. The differing types of fillers in their varying weights and densities can be used for different purposes and on different areas of the face.

Note: While it is also administered to the face by injection, BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler because it operates in a completely different way and is not used to volumize the skin.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers essentially “fill in” the skin – they can replenish lost volume, fill out thin lips, plump up sagging skin, smooth out pitted scars, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Most provide instant improvement to the skin’s appearance. Some fillers can also stimulate collagen production to further improve the skin’s texture and elasticity over time. When administered by a skilled plastic surgeon, fillers provide natural-looking fullness and smoothness in the treated areas.

Do Fillers Make You Look Younger?

Dermal fillers provide cosmetic enhancement that can rejuvenate the face and create a more youthful appearance. They do this by:

  • Restoring or adding volume to thin, hollow areas such as the cheeks, temples, or under the eyes
  • Improving the look of shallow contours such as poorly defined jawline, chin, or cheekbones
  • Softening creases or wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines
  • Plumping up the lips/improving lip shape and definition
  • Improving the appearance of pitted scars

What is It Like to Get Fillers?

Getting dermal filler injections is a relatively easy process. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Consultation: Dr. Mouchantat will discuss your concerns with you and recommend the optimal treatment to help you achieve your desired results.
  2. Treatment: Upon assessment of your facial contours, Dr. Mouchantat will mark your skin to ensure symmetrical results. The injection sites will be cleaned and a topical aesthetic may be offered to ensure your comfort. The injections will be carefully and strategically placed, and the entire treatment will take just a few minutes to complete.
  3. Afterward: Your results will be instant, and you can expect minimal to no downtime. Your face may initially appear fuller than expected, but this should resolve itself within a few hours to a few days. If you feel any discomfort or swelling, this can be eased with an ice pack. You can resume most activities and even apply makeup immediately, but take care not to apply pressure to the treated area shortly after treatment so that the filler remains undisturbed.

Please note that dermal filler results are temporary. Additional injections can be administered over time to maintain your results; how often you receive treatment will depend on your preferences and how quickly your body absorbs the fillers.

Dermal fillers offer a safe and effective way to enhance your natural beauty without the need for surgery. Whether you want to smooth out wrinkles, boost facial volume, or contour your facial features, dermal fillers can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

Denver-based plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat offers a variety of dermal fillers at his plastic surgery practice. To book your appointment, call (303) 232-8585 or contact us online today.



Find Posts By Date:

  • March 2024
  • February 2024
  • January 2024
  • December 2023
  • November 2023
  • October 2023
  • September 2023
  • August 2023
  • July 2023
  • June 2023
  • May 2023
  • April 2023
  • March 2023
  • February 2023
  • January 2023
  • December 2022
  • November 2022
  • October 2022
  • September 2022
  • August 2022
  • July 2022
  • June 2022
  • May 2022
  • April 2022
  • March 2022
  • February 2022
  • January 2022
  • December 2021
  • November 2021
  • October 2021
  • September 2021
  • August 2021
  • July 2021
  • June 2021
  • May 2021
  • April 2021
  • March 2021
  • February 2021
  • January 2021
  • November 2020
  • October 2020
  • September 2020
  • July 2020
  • June 2020
  • May 2020
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • December 2019
  • November 2019
  • October 2019
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019
  • December 2018
  • November 2018
  • October 2018
  • August 2018
  • July 2018
  • June 2018
  • May 2018
  • April 2018
  • March 2018
  • February 2018
  • January 2018
  • November 2017
  • October 2017
  • September 2017
  • August 2017
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
  • March 2017
  • October 2016
  • September 2016
  • August 2016
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
  • May 2016
  • April 2016
  • March 2016
  • February 2016
  • January 2016
  • December 2015
  • October 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • February 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • Before and After Gallery

    BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

    Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

    Schedule Your Visit at Our Office!