Dermal fillers are used to help minimize subtle signs of aging, which include fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss and skin sag or ptosis. Dermal fillers are an injectable, minimally invasive means of making subtle but noticeable changes to the face. In most cases, dermal fillers are employed as a means of filling volume beneath the skin, which in many cases can be longer lasting. By increasing that volume beneath the skin, dermal fillers are able to make you appear more youthful by diminishing prevalent lines and wrinkles.
Michael Ogilvie, MD, FACS
Facial dermal filler injections by Dr. Ogilvie are a good option for patients who are not good candidates (or not interested in) surgical facelift or skin rejuvenation procedures. The most popular dermal filler options, such as Juvederm or Restylane, are hyaluronic acid-based fillers, featuring some variation upon that basic molecular component.
For most patients, Dr. Ogilvie will determine the best possible filler choice based on the area in which you want to see improvement.
Consultations for facial dermal fillers are usually relatively quick and simple, as there is no need for surgery. Still, you should arrive ready to discuss your medical history, as well as your desired procedural outcome. In many cases, dermal fillers might be administered in the same session as your consultation, but that process is always patient-dependent. To learn more about how your dermal filler injections may work, contact our Chicago area office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie.
Dermal filler injections are available in a wide variety of formats and brands, meaning they serve a wide swath of the overall population. In other words, there are many good candidates for facial dermal fillers. In general, however, dermal filler injections are a good option for patients who want to minimize or diminish signs of aging around the face, but who are not a good fit for surgical procedures.
If you want to know more about how dermal fillers can improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines in your skin, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, where you can discuss all of your dermal filler options.
Facial Dermal Fillers Offered
Dr. Ogilvie offers a wide variety of dermal fillers. Which one is right for you will be discussed at your consultation.
In most cases, good candidates for dermal filler injections will:
Dermal fillers are usually performed in our Chicago-area office, under the supervision of Dr. Ogilvie. For most patients, the process will take less than thirty minutes, although this will depend on the specifics of your case.
Most dermal filler injections will follow these steps:
Anesthesia — There is usually no anesthesia required for dermal filler injections. In some cases, a topical numbing agent may be used when patients are particularly sensitive to any discomfort.
Injection — Once you and Dr. Ogilvie have discussed your desired final results, Dr. Ogilvie will make the necessary injections. Dermal fillers work by increasing the amount of volume beneath the skin, which minimizes lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers in some cases may also help increase your body’s own collagen production, which can help your skin appear radiant and more youthful.
Depending on the filler of choice, results from dermal filler injections will typically last anywhere between 12-24 months and in some cases have been shown to last up to 5 years. If you like the way your results look, you can always see Dr. Ogilvie for regular maintenance injections in order to keep those wrinkles away.
Dermal filler injections are a great choice for patients who want to avoid surgery and also want to effect quick, subtle changes to the face that make you appear more youthful. If you want to know more about how dermal filler injections can make you look younger, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation and get started on your transformation.
Dr. Ogilvie is very professional and compassionate. I trusted and felt comfortable with him from our first consultation. He took the time to explain the process and what I should expect (from facial fillers). I appreciated the fact that he did not try to recommend any procedures I did not need or want. Dr. Ogilvie thoroughly and patiently answered my questions. I always felt as if I was his only patient. I am so happy with my results. He placed the filler perfectly and my results were exactly what I wanted. What a great experience!
Dr. Ogilvie has amazing people skills. He is a professional, genuine and caring and makes you feel comfortable. I was very impressed as to how he explained the type of procedures that were available and which options were best for me. He answered all my questions thoroughly and his patience is remarkable. Excellent experience.