The appearance of your skin depends on the scaffolding underneath. Naturally produced in the body, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar molecule that binds water to collagen in the dermis layer of the skin, giving our face its youthful structure and its smooth, supple complexion.
If your goal is to lift sagging skin, pump up your lips or address fine lines, we want to learn about your aesthetic goals and discuss your dermal filler options.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kuk or one of our talented nurse practitioners, Marlee Bryant or Megan Allison, at our offices in Lynchburg or Bedford.
Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetics offers a variety of injectable dermal fillers that can target a single area or be combined into a comprehensive care plan to treat multiple areas of the face.
Dermal fillers effectively treat:
Fillers are injectable gels containing hyaluronic acid that “fill in” lines and wrinkles, restore volume in the cheeks and lips, and define and contour the chin and jawline. They are injected into the deeper layers of the dermis to improve the skin’s structure and provide a smoothing effect. Over time, dermal fillers are metabolized and eliminated from the body for a safe approach to skincare.
Fillers last approximately nine months to two years depending on the type of filler injected and an individual patient’s metabolism.
Dermal fillers are sold by the syringe, and costs range from $500 to $800 per syringe. Patients may get only one syringe injected if they have a specific target or as many as five to six syringes depending on their goals. During your consultation with Dr. Kuk, she will determine how much filler may be needed to achieve the results you desire.
Dermal filler injections are slightly more uncomfortable than BOTOX injections, but most patients find they are more tolerable than they expected. Most fillers contain Lidocaine, which allows for some anesthesia during your injection.
As with any injection, there is a risk of discomfort during the procedure as well as bleeding, bruising and swelling. Most of the time, side effects are minimal, but we recommend that you plan a day of recovery time after your injection.
Not at all. Because of Dr. Kuk’s medical expertise and her deep understanding of facial anatomy, she can inject fillers in a way that leaves patients looking like a slightly more youthful version of themselves. The results can be very subtle or more dramatic depending on a patient’s goals.
Allē allows you to save on Allergen-brand services like Juvéderm while accumulating points toward future treatments, injections and skincare products.