Over time, due to aging and sun exposure, the face develops fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, these lines can lead others to overestimate our age and misinterpret our mood. Among the most common examples of this are the lines that separate the upper lip from the cheek. These so-called smile lines are a stereotypical sign of aging – often prematurely. Other trouble spots include lines extending down from the corners of the mouth (Marionette Lines), circles below the eyes (Tear Troughs), or downturned corners of the mouth.
Injectable wrinkle fillers are the ideal products to treat these troublesome areas. Dr. Mathison prefers hyaluronic acid products because of their consistency, safety, and long-lasting benefits. The results are immediate and create a wonderful natural look.
Dr. Mathison is an expert at injection of filler materials, such as Juvederm and Restylane. Contact our office to arrange for an aesthetic consultation. At your consultation, Dr. Mathison will discuss with you your areas of concern and develop the best plan for improvement.
What to Expect
Filler injection procedures are performed in the office. Various types of anesthetic (topic or local anesthetic injection) are used, depending on the area being treated, to minimize any discomfort. Ice is applied to offer additional anesthetic and to minimize bruising. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Dr. Mathison performs all of the injections himself. The results are immediate.
Discomfort is very minimal and bruising occurs in about ten percent of patients. Any bruising is temporary. Swelling is minimal, except in the lips, where it may last for several days. Results are immediate and last anywhere from 9-24 months, depending on the area treated.
If you are interested in learning more about fillers, call 865-777-1727 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mathison.