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Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Charleston, SC

It is possible to maintain a smooth, younger looking complexion without the need for invasive cosmetic surgeries and long recoveries. At Port City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse uses dermal fillers and injectables to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and folds on men and women in Charleston, Daniel Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, SC, who have begun to show the signs of aging.

What are Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Charleston, SC

Dermal fillers and injectables are excellent treatment options for many signs of facial aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. As people age, they lose volume and moisture in their skin resulting in wrinkles, sunken cheeks, hollows under the eyes, and other signs of aging in your face. By restoring the lost volume, people can regain youthful contours and smooth complexion that radiates beauty and confidence.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers and Injectables Cost in Charleston?

The cost of dermal fillers and injectables depends on the selected treatment, the number of injections needed, and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. We discuss the cost as well as payment options during a complimentary consultation with Dr. Widenhouse. We accept cash, checks and credit cards, and offer financing to make our treatments more affordable.

What to Expect After Dermal Fillers and Injectables

There is no recovery from dermal filler and injectable treatments. In fact, most patients return to their daily activities immediately following their appointments.

When Will I See the Results?

With dermal fillers and injectables, the results may be immediately visible; however, they are designed to improve over time as the chosen filler works with the body to add volume and smooth the skin.

What Are Possible Complications from Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

There may be some slight swelling and redness around the injection site which resolves itself within several hours or a day.

How Long Will the Results from Dermal Fillers and Injectables Last?

Dermal filler and injectables last anywhere from about six to 12 months.

Dermal Fillers and Injectables Offered

At Port City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Widenhouse offers the following dermal fillers and injectables:

Benefits of Dermal Fillers and Injectables

Dermal fillers and injectables are an excellent cosmetic option for anyone who wants to correct skin imperfections such as smoothing folds and lines around the nose and mouth, filling acne or other facial scars, and filling hollows under the eyes. They also offer the following benefits:

  • Quick, in-office treatments
  • Immediate results that improve over time
  • No recovery period or downtime following treatments
  • Several options that treat different areas of the face
  • Little to no discomfort during treatments
Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Charleston, SC


Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

The ideal candidates for dermal fillers and injectables are men and women who are beginning to show the signs of aging. During a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse, he can determine which dermal filler or injectable is the best option to significantly diminish fine lines and restore a more youthful appearance.

What Do I Need to Do Before Dermal Fillers and Injectables?

With dermal fillers and injectables, there is no detailed preparation. We recommend that patients avoid any medications or supplements that thin the blood to reduce the chances of bruising. Depending on the selected filler, we may require testing to ensure there is no allergic reaction.

What Should I Expect on The Day of My Treatments?

Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Charleston, SC

Dermal filler and injectable treatments are quick, in-office procedures that simply involve injecting the selected filler into the targeted area and massaging it to even out the distribution of the filler. The number of injections depends on the depth and degree of the skin imperfections. There is very little discomfort with treatments, but a numbing cream may be applied to ensure no discomfort at all. Immediately following the injections, ice packs may be applied for a few minutes to prevent and reduce the possibility of swelling.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers and Injectable Treatments Take?

Your dermal filler and injectable treatment is quick, taking no more than about 30 minutes to perform.


Fillers FAQs

What does a dermal filler do?
A dermal filler is a gel-like formula that is injected beneath the skin’s surface. Upon injection, it adds natural-looking volume to the skin that smooths out lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are a great solution to volume loss as they restore a natural volume to the face.
Are dermal fillers better than Botox®?
Dermal fillers are different than Botox®, and fulfill different cosmetic needs. Dermal fillers restore volume to the skin by supplementing it with gel-like formulas. Botox® temporarily disables muscle activity in the treatment area to diminish and relax wrinkles. They are both effective treatments, and compliment each other well.
How painful are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are not considered painful, but they can be somewhat uncomfortable. The injection of dermal fillers can create a pinching feeling in the skin. However, this discomfort can be minimized using topical numbing solutions, lidocaine injections or even an ice pack.
How long does it take for fillers to settle?
Dermal fillers will settle at different rates depending on the dermal filler product and how the patient reacts. Generally, however, dermal fillers settle in just 2-4 weeks.
How long does swelling last after dermal fillers?
Swelling is at its worst in the day or two after dermal filler treatments. By the third day, swelling should have peaked and should continue to fade. Most patients are completely recovered from any swelling within the first week of treatment.

At Port City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse understands the importance of looking and feeling good. He uses the most advanced dermal fillers and injectables to diminish the signs of aging and reveal a smooth complexion on people living in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today to schedule a complimentary consultation!