Injectable Fillers

Injectable facial fillers have become extremely popular and are an excellent way to provide added volume to rejuvenate the face as we age or to give extra plumpness to the lips. Both permanent and temporary fillers are available on the market, though Dr. Vila primarily uses temporary, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers in Portland.

He uses a cannula technique to minimize the risk of vascular occlusion and prevent bruising, though he sometimes uses a needle technique when needed.

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How Do Facial Fillers Work?

Facial fillers are an excellent option for patients who may not be ready for a surgical procedure, and want a lesser downtime after treatment. They’re commonly made up of a compound known as hyaluronic acid, which is made naturally by your body, but in smaller and smaller quantities as we age. This compound encourages your skin to retain moisture, while also encouraging the production of collagen and elastin, which help your skin to look healthy and youthful.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

During your consultation, Dr. Vila will meet with you, review the issues that brought you to our door, and discuss your cosmetic goals in detail. This will help him determine whether fillers are the right choice for you and which specific filler will bring you the ideal results, if so.

You’re likely a great candidate for fillers in Portland if you’re dealing with:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Lost volume
  • Skin laxity
  • Crinkly skin

Why Shouldn’t I Get Permanent Fillers?

There are quite a few options for dermal fillers in Portland at The Vila Institute for Plastic Surgery. Still, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vila recommends that patients pursue temporary hyaluronic acid-based fillers for several important reasons.

First, permanent fillers cannot be removed, which means that if there is a vascular occlusion on injection, there is no reversing agent. Occlusion from filler injection is rare, but if it does happen, it can be reversed if hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used. 

Second, like most trends in fashion and aesthetics, the “in” look can and does change over time. Why not use a product that can adapt to the times? These dermal fillers won’t permanently change your looks, giving you control over your appearance.

Which Facial Filler Is the Right One for Me?

If you’re interested in trying out facial fillers to see what kind of aesthetic changes can be made, Dr. Vila will examine you closely and recommend a product based on the area of the face to be treated, as well as your specific needs. If your goals are more in line with a surgical treatment, Dr. Vila will tell you this up front, rather than trying to use more syringes, with increasing cost and diminishing return.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Fillers are an excellent option with minimal downtime for the right patient. Under eye circles, nasolabial folds, sagging cheeks, and lips are areas that can be treated with the right filler for you. During your consultation, Dr. Vila will take time to explain the expected benefits, with appropriate expectations.

Who Does Injectable Treatments for Dr. Vila’s Practice?

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vila himself is proud to provide all treatment at his practice. He is a well-trained surgeon injector, and patients benefit from his surgical experience to help him get the best aesthetic results possible.

During your consultation, Dr. Vila will walk you through just about everything you might need to know, so you can feel completely safe and comfortable during each and every step of your procedure.

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