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By Trident Dermatology
July 06, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers  

At Trident Dermatology in Charleston, SC, your team of five dermatologists is pleased to offer a wide range of cosmetic skin treatments. One of the most popular is dermal fillers. Injections of biocompatible serums, fillers, such as Juvederm, tighten sagging skin, add volume to specific areas and smooth lines and wrinkles. You'll love the results!

The signs of aging

We all experience them sooner or later. The skin gradually loses its youthful tautness, and lines form around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Cheeks and lips look thinner and less plump. While good hydration, a no-tobacco lifestyle, eating well, and avoiding excessive sun exposure help keep skin young, most people feel they need some help to stay refreshed and radiant.

Enter: dermal fillers

Healthline reports that annually, 2.4 million people get dermal fillers featuring a natural skin component called hyaluronic acid. Juvederm is the most well known, particularly for its effectiveness, ease of application and rapid recovery time.

At Trident Dermatology in Charleston, your dermatologist qualifies prospective filler patients with a review of medical history (including any allergies or skin sensitivities), skin exam and discussion of aesthetic goals. If Juvederm proves a good choice, the treatment is performed in one session lasting 15 to 60 minutes depending on the extent of the treatment.

The treatments are comfortable as the Juvederm serum contains lidocaine. As it is injected into your target areas--lips, cheeks, around the mouth and by the nose--you'll begin to see results. Your doctor may massage the injected areas to distribute the medication.

Afterward, you may experience redness, tenderness and itching. These will resolve, but be sure to avoid the sun, make-up and gym workouts for at least a day. You'll experience optimal results quickly, too. Re-treatments may be needed a year or so hence.

The renewed you

At Trident Dermatology in Charleston, SC, dermal fillers are just one way to accomplish your aesthetic goals safely and effectively. To learn more, call us for an informative consultation: (843) 797-3960. You'll love looking like you--only better!

By Trident Dermatology
April 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers   Wrinkles  

Tired of wrinkles but wary of invasive cosmetic procedures? For optimal skin-smoothing results with no fuss or discomfort, see one of our five dermatologists at Trident Dermatology in Charleston, SC. Dermal fillers are one of our most sought-after treatments. Juvederm may be right for you.

Why does skin wrinkle and sag?

The sun's ultra-violet radiation accelerates wrinkling, but age is the main factor. Over time, your skin's natural plumpness diminishes, and it shows in your face as you lose definition and volume. Additionally, the epidermis, or the outer layer of the skin, is drier and has fewer blood vessels.

What you can do:

It's important to protect your exposed skin with sunscreen lotion--SPF 15 or higher, says the American Academy of Dermatology. The AAD also warns to stay out of the sun during peak times exposure. Staying hydrated and avoiding smoking will also help.

To further counter wrinkles and other signs of aging, your Charleston dermatologists offer dermal fillers, such as FDA-approved Juvederm. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that stimulates collagen, the protein which plumps and smooths the skin, giving it its youthful appearance.

How Juvederm treatments work:

After a skin exam and review of your medical history at Trident Dermatology, your dermatologist may recommend treatment with Juvederm or Juvederm XC. Both gels directly act on the visible signs of aging on the face, including:

  • Lost volume in the cheeks and around the mouth
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the lips
  • Skin dullness

Each Juvederm treatment happens in the office as you relax in a comfortable treatment chair. The doctor injects Juvederm gels into targeted facial areas with a fine needle. The gel contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic.

Your session will take about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on your treatment needs. Smoothing results are immediate and last indefinitely. Some patients see side effects such as site tenderness, swelling, redness and bruising. These resolve over the ensuing few weeks.

After your Juvederm treatment, simply return to your normal activities at home or work. Stay out of the direct sun, avoid strenuous activity, and wear no make-up for 24 hours.

Feel like yourself again.

Dermal fillers can help. In Charleston, SC, the professional team at Trident Dermatology offers many innovative solutions to aging skin, and of course, we deliver the finest in medical dermatology care. Phone us to learn more: (843) 797-3960.

*Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Trident Dermatology is taking precautions during this time such as asking that only patients being seen entering the building, sanitizing all surface areas and doorknobs in the waiting room hourly, and screening patients for coronavirus symptoms - however they cannot offer testing for Covid-19*

By Trident Dermatology
August 06, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers  

Aging eventually takes a toll on your face no matter how well you care for your skin. Fortunately, fillers offered by the Charleston, SC, dermatologists at Trident Dermatology can help you look more youthful.

What do fillers do?

Injectable fillers restore volume to your face, improving the appearance of lines, folds, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Depending on the condition of your skin and your treatment goals, fillers can be used to enhance the way you look for just a few months or several years.

Are fillers right for me?

Fillers are a good choice for both men and women. As long as you're healthy, have realistic expectations and are committed to taking care of your skin, they may be an excellent option for you. If you want to look younger without plastic surgery, you'll want to consider fillers.

Fillers aren't quite as effective for smokers. The facial movements you make when you smoke will make lines and wrinkles appear again and will decrease the effectiveness of the treatment.

What issues do fillers treat?

Fillers can:

  • Improve facial contours
  • Soften the nasolabial fold lines that extend from your nose to your mouth on either side of your face
  • Make lines, wrinkles, and folds less noticeable
  • Reduce crow's feet around the eyes
  • Improve volume under your eyes and in your cheeks and lips
  • Plump shallow scars, including acne scars
  • Decrease puffiness under the eyes

How long do fillers last?

Your results will vary depending on the type of filler used. Some fillers improve your appearance for six months, while others last as long as two years.

What happens when I receive fillers?

Your Charleston dermatologist may use local or topical anesthetic to reduce injection pain before the process begins. After your skin doctor injects a small amount of filler into your face, he or she will evaluate the results before continuing. Injecting a small amount at a time ensures that your results look completely natural. You can return to your normal activities immediately after receiving fillers. Side effects can include mild pain, bruising, or redness, although these effects don't last very long.

Are you ready to try fillers? Call the Charleston, SC, dermatologists at Trident Dermatology at (843) 797-3960 to schedule an appointment.

By Trident Dermatology
December 02, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers  

Find out why more and more people are turning to dermal fillers to get smoother, more youthful skin.

It pretty much goes without saying that many people really want to hold on to their youth as long as possible, particularly when it comes fillersto their appearance. Unfortunately, wrinkles and fine lines tend to be a part of growing older; however, that doesn’t just mean that you have to put up with them. Our Charleston, SC dermatologists make it easy to get younger-looking skin without always needing time-consuming or invasive cosmetic dermatology to achieve it. Find out how dermal fillers might help you!

What are dermal fillers?

Cosmetic fillers are used to fix issues associated with aging, particularly in the face. Here are some issues that dermal fillers can address:

  • Volumizing areas of the face that have begun to sag or lose volume
  • Smoothing out lines, wrinkles and creases in the skin (e.g. laugh lines)
  • Volumizing thin lips and smoothing away the lines around the lips
  • Filling out superficial scars caused by acne or chicken pox to reduce their appearance
  • Increasing volume and plumpness in hollowed-out areas of the cheeks or temples

Depending on the type of dermal filler you choose to get, they can be made from either synthetic or natural materials. These materials are then injected into the surface of the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles and other skin problems related to signs of aging. Many people think that dermal fillers are like Botox but this is not correct. Botox prevents certain facial muscles from contracting to smooth away wrinkles while dermal fillers are designed to smooth and plump the skin.

How long will it take to get dermal fillers in Charleston, SC?

This is a very quick and easy process and can be administered in only a few minutes. Of course, some patients do choose to have the area numbed with a topical anesthesia prior to injections, so this can lengthen the procedure. Dermal filler injections aren’t painful but you may notice a slight burning or pinching sensation when the small needles are inserted into the skin.

When will I notice my results?

Sometimes results show up right away while others may take a couple days to achieve the full effect. Dermal filler results don’t last forever but they can last a few months and even up to a couple years. Plus, you can continue to come in for continued treatments to maintain your results for longer.

Have questions about dermal fillers? Ready to find out if you are the ideal candidate? Then it’s time you called Trident Dermatology in Charleston, SC to learn more about how dermal fillers could help you!