Cosmetic Fillers, Are They Right for Me?
By CU Dermatology Boulder
October 15, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Cosmetic Fillers  

Cosmetic fillers are treatments for achieving smoother and more youthful looking skin. Fillers are administered by injection and can be Fillersused on the face to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and restore fullness. A dermatology professional can help you decide if cosmetic fillers are right for you. At CU Dermatology Boulder, Kimberly Bacharach is your certified physician’s assistant for cosmetic fillers in Boulder, CO.

How Cosmetic Fillers Help

The skin’s natural collagen levels begin to decrease with age. Lower collagen levels can cause the skin to lose elasticity, which can result in sagging, lines, and wrinkles. Cosmetic fillers help supplement or restore the skin’s collagen levels, which can improve elasticity while diminishing lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic fillers deliver immediate results so you can enjoy younger looking skin right away. There are several types of cosmetic fillers and your dermatology professional for fillers in Boulder can help you decide which one is right for you.

Juvederm is a popular cosmetic filler that can help you appear younger by restoring fullness to the face. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, a protein naturally present in young, healthy skin that can diminish with age. When Juvederm is injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and delivers nutrients to it. The hydration and nutrients restore fullness and volume to the skin, helping it look and feel smoother.

Kybella is another injectable cosmetic filler that can help you look younger. Kybella is used to minimize the appearance of a double chin. It is injected into the skin under the chin and works by destroying fat cells. By targeting a double chin, Kybella can help you achieve an improved profile.

Treatment Overview

Cosmetic fillers are injected into the skin using a fine needle. Most people tolerate the injection with little to no discomfort. However, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area first to minimize potential discomfort. Depending on how many areas are to be treated during a single session, treatment can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. Results are visible immediately following treatment and recovery time is minimal. Normal activities can usually resume within 24 hours.

Cosmetic fillers are a non-invasive treatment option for helping you achieve skin that is smoother, fuller, and more youthful. For cosmetic fillers in Boulder, schedule an appointment with Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C, by calling CU Dermatology Boulder at (303) 315-9980.