Dermatologists located in Metairie, LA
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin but aren’t interested in surgery, Dr. Rachael Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Elizabeth Grieshaber have other options. At Sanctuary Dermatology in Metairie, Louisiana, dermal fillers are available to restore your skin to a younger-looking state. Using high-quality fillers like Juvẻderm® and Restylane®, Dr. Grieshaber makes it easy to enjoy smoother skin without the risks of surgery. Schedule a consultation now by calling the office or booking online.
Dermal Fillers Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Over time, your skin loses elasticity and collagen due to the natural aging process, causing slacking, loose skin, folds, and wrinkles. Your face is also likely to lose its natural volume and fullness, making you look older than you feel.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments containing hyaluronic acid Dr. Grieshaber uses to add fullness and volume to your face. This minimally invasive procedure lets you enjoy younger-looking, smoother skin without the risks of surgery.
The most common dermal fillers Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber use are Juvẻderm and Restylane.
What conditions can dermal fillers treat?
Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber discuss your cosmetic goals to create a custom treatment. They may recommend dermal fillers to:
- Plump lips
- Minimize scars
- Enhance natural contours
- Reduce wrinkles and creases
Restoring fullness and volume to your face with dermal fillers provides long-lasting results without invasive surgery.
What can I expect during a dermal filler treatment?
Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber perform dermal filler treatments in a comfortable office environment. They may also administer a topical numbing agent to increase your comfort during the injections, of which you can expect to receive one or more.
This procedure only lasts a few minutes, and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber may advise you to limit strenuous activities for several days to minimize bruising and swelling.
What can I expect after treatment?
Following your treatment with either Juvẻderm or Restylane, you may experience swelling or bruising at and around the injection site. These side effects resolve on their own after two to three days.
Other side effects of dermal fillers may include:
- An overfilled appearance
- Numbness or redness
- Hard lumps at the injection site
- Increased skin sensitivity
These symptoms should resolve on their own in a few days. However, Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber may recommend using ice packs to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.
Will I need additional treatments?
The results of Juvẻderm and Restylane are long-lasting and vary among users. Expect to maintain the results for several months or longer.
Book a consultation online or by phone to learn more about dermal fillers.