Common Questions About Dermal Fillers

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Dermal fillers replace lost volume in your skin, which occurs naturally as you age. Collagen also breaks down, and certain types of dermal fillers do a great job replacing this important building block of youthful, smooth skin. Below, we answer some of the most common questions received by experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto.

How long do dermal fillers last?

When injected as a lip filler, Juvederm lasts 6-12 months. Most people schedule a re-injection appointment during this period, in order to maintain the effect. In the cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines, Juvederm Voluma XC can last 1-2 years. We’ll make sure you know when you would need a re-injection in order to maintain your results.

What is in a dermal filler?

Dr. Kleto uses Juvederm fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid. HA also occurs naturally in your body – in your joints, tissue, eyes and elsewhere. HA binds with water molecules, providing plump, elastic support beneath your skin.

At what age should you get dermal fillers?

There is no right or wrong age for dermal fillers. People between the ages of 40-54 made up 50 percent of total hyaluronic acid injections in 2018, and were therefore the biggest age group, according to ASPS statistics. That being said, our dermal filler patients range in age from 20s through 80s. It really depends on your goals and what you are trying to treat.

Do fillers make you age faster?

High-quality dermal fillers are designed to make you look more youthful. It is important to find a qualified and experienced injector in order to get results that look good. If extreme over-filling occurs, the skin can actually get saggy once the filler naturally diminishes. Dr. Kleto never over-injects his patients. He places the right amount of filler in strategic locations in order to produce beautiful, flattering results.

Dr. Dean Kleto is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Knoxville, TN. Together, he and his team provide dermal fillers to women and men who visit us from across the region. Please contact us using the form on this page, to learn more about non-invasive treatment options.


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