Dermal Fillers in Atlanta, GA with The Spa at NAPS

Injectable fillers enhance and replace hydration, improve the tissue volumization processes, and help slow the cosmetic effect of the natural aging process.  As we age, we lose our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.  This results in loss of structural support.  Luckily, we can easily replace it.  Injected fillers provide support and volume in areas of concern such as cheeks, lips, and nasal labial folds. Once in place, the filler can provide contouring and enhancement.  Fillers are a great way to update your look and enhance your natural beauty.

Ask our team at The Spa at NAPS how we can help you look years younger with injectable dermal fillers. Contact our Atlanta medical spa today to get started!

How are Dermal Fillers Created?

Fillers for skin rejuvenation have made significant advances over the past 10 years.  In the past, we had to use collagen derived from pigs, and many patients were allergic to these products.  Now, we have fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural occurring substance in our body.  The advantage is that patients are not allergic to hyaluronic acid, and this important compound can be produced and manufactured from non-human, non-animal methods.  These fillers can also be dissolved if the patient desires to have the product removed.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and have any questions about dermal fillers or wish to schedule a consultation on dermal fillers with The Spa at NAPS, please contact our office.

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Your Filler Options at The Spa at NAPS

Hyaluronic acids are produced by different companies but all product similar results.  Slight variations are made in the products to provide different fill properties.  For example, some fillers have larger molecules and have a stiffer feel.  These products are better for areas that need strength, such as lifting the cheeks.  Other products have smaller molecules and are softer to the touch.  These are best used for delicate areas such as the lips.

Galderma provides the following products:  Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk, Refyne, Defyne.  Allergan has these fillers: Juvéderm®, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella.  And Merz brand has Belotero™. Our injectors will provide a free private consultation to help you understand what options will help achieve the look you want.

Picking the Right Dermal Filler Based on Treatment Area

Fillers are designed with different areas in mind.  They are processed to be either more structurally supportive or more flexible.  Areas such as cheeks, nasal labial folds, and lips have static and dynamic movements that are very different.  Different fillers can coordinate with those movements for either a natural look, or a more va-va-voom appearance. There is no wrong answer! We have a terrific range of products for your desired look.

The amount of filler recommended by your provider with be discussed at your private consultation.  It depends on your desired outcome.  Some patients desire an incremental process, some desire immediate rejuvenation.  We can plan according to your lifestyle and budget.

Your Atlanta Dermal Filler Appointment

We schedule you for a personal, private consultation. Our injectors are very experienced and take time listening to your ideas, guiding you to achieve your goal.  The amount of fillers needed are discussed and a pricing plan will be made for you.  Once you decide on your treatment plan, the injections are a relatively easy process.  Numbing cream is applied and the area to be injected is cleansed thoroughly.  You also get to be actively involved with your treatment if desired.  You are given a mirror and are encouraged to give input during the injection process.   

Meet Dr. Alderman

Dr. Amy Alderman is a nationally known, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Buckhead near Atlanta. As a female surgeon and mother of two children, she provides a unique perspective to patient care. Each surgical plan is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patient’s natural beauty and restoring confidence. She is known for her personal approach to patient care and has unparalleled commitment to patient safety, which can be attributed to years of education, professional experience and involvement in national patient safety initiatives.

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Patient Questions about Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

How painful is treatment?

Most patients tolerate this process very well.  We can assist you with topical numbing cream if necessary.  Most of the fillers have lidocaine incorporated into the hyaluronic acid for added comfort.  Afterward, you may be a little tender to touch for a few days as the filler softly incorporates into the dermis.

What type of recovery should I expect?

You can resume normal activity immediately after your injections.  The most common reactions to injections are swelling associated with the injections and the filler, bruising, and tenderness to touch; some high impact activity can affect swelling. This typically lasts for a few days. Lips can be a little more sensitive due to the nature of the delicate skin.  Ice packs can help to minimize swelling and bruising.

Is there anything I can do to minimize bruising?

Yes! It is best to limit aspirin-based products and anti-inflammatories for a week prior.  If these are necessary for any medical condition, discuss this with your primary care physician and our office.  We have an anti-bruising, anti-swelling supplement kit available for purchase.

How long with the results last?

Most hyaluronic acid fillers have been clinical shown to last approximately 9-12 months.  You can prolong this with incremental touch ups.

Are dermal fillers Safe?

Every dermal filler has had extensive clinical testing prior to being available to patients and are FDA approved.  Our products have been used globally since 1996.  Injector credentialing is important. Our providers have extensive experience in injections and are certified master injectors. Our nurse injector is a national trainer for fillers, and Dr. Alderman is a board-certified plastic surgeon.  

Are there any medical reasons why I should not have a filler?

If you have any sensitivity to hyaluronic acid, lidocaine, or gram positive bacteria tell your provider. Let them know of any history of facial surgery, nerve or muscle injury, or facial diseases.  Some medical conditions that can affect healing such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, bleeding or endocrine disorders, discuss with your provider.

What is the average cost of the procedure?

Your custom plan will be discussed with you as to amount needed for your desired look.  Syringes start at $600 and up.  Package pricing is available.  We encourage our patients to participate in the rewards programs associated with the filler manufacturer.  You can redeem coupons and points.

Can fillers be combined with neurotoxins?

Absolutely! Softening the muscle fibers and keeping them relaxed along with hydration and volume is a 1-2 punch!

Are you ready to look younger without the need for surgery? Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alderman to discuss Restylane® and Juvéderm® in Atlanta, GA.

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