Dr. G's Weightloss

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Harrisburg, PA

As you age, you’ve probably noticed that your face isn’t as full as it once was. You might have a few more wrinkles and your lips are slightly thinner than they used to be. Some people like the wise, aged look. Others, however, prefer a plump, youthful appearance. If you fall into the latter group, fillers might be a good option to regain your youthful glow. If you’d like to learn more about Juvéderm®, Dysport®, and other Botox®-type injections, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, today!

Fillers Q & A

What Can Fillers Be Used to Fix?

Fillers can be used to correct a variety of age-related facial imperfections. They can also restore a general fullness to your face. Popular target areas include:

  • Thin lips
  • Crow’s feet
  • Shallow contours
  • Creases and wrinkles
  • Deep eyelids
  • Scars

If you’re questioning whether a specific imperfection can be fixed by an injection, your provider can help you determine whether fillers are the way to go.

What Types of Fillers Does Dr. G’s Offer?

Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness offers several brands of fillers. Your provider can help you to determine which is best for your needs and goals, as each comes with unique benefits and drawbacks.

  • Juvéderm: Juvéderm can be used for a variety of purposes, including plumping your lips or smoothing out wrinkles. Its active ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA) and is a naturally occurring substance in your body. It lends volume and moisture to the applied areas.
  • Dysport: Dysport is another brand of filler that operates under the principle that wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle contractions. It works by reducing the activity in certain muscles without giving you the frozen or expressionless look that’s often associated with the overuse of fillers.
  • Other Fillers: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness offers a variety of other fillers. Like Botox, they aim to reverse signs of aging like wrinkles and lines. Ask your provider what’s available and which one is best for you.

What are the Risks of Using Fillers?

Like any medical treatment, fillers come with some risks. You should be careful to avoid ingredients that you know you’re allergic to, as having them injected into your face can cause a severe allergic reaction that’s much worse than any common side effect. Less severe risks include:

  • Facial asymmetry
  • Skin redness
  • Blindness
  • Acne-like breakouts
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Over-correction of wrinkles

While many of the more severe side effects are extremely rare, it’s important to be fully aware of the potential risks of your fillers before you consent to the procedure. Your provider ensures that you’re fully informed before you commit.

If you’re interested in learning more about the fillers available at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness clinic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, call or schedule a consultation online today.