What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected to enhance facial volume lost to the aging process. They can also be instrumental in reshaping the facial contours, smoothing away lines and folds, and restoring a more youthful, well-rested appearance. Fillers are often used in combination with surgical procedures to augment outcomes. However, they can also be used alone to perform a non-surgical rhinoplasty or a liquid facelift.

Most dermal fillers are engineered with biocompatible hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the skin. In youthful complexions, HA is responsible for a supple, hydrated glow. As the body ages, however, its reserves of HA begin to decline, leading to dull, depleted contours. In addition to HA-based fillers, our medspa offers “biostimulators”, which are fillers that encourage the renewal of collagen, a vital protein responsible for skin resilience and luminosity. Collagen also declines with age, but biostimulators can help restore a healthy-looking facial scaffolding and structure through neocollagenesis.

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers provide patients with far more dramatic results than can be achieved using at-home anti-aging products. When injected by credentialed, skilled providers such as those at The Skin Lounge MedSpa, dermal fillers can bring about a remarkable and satisfying transformation. Treatment benefits include:

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Minimal discomfort 
  • No recovery or downtime to contend with
  • Reduces signs of aging
  • Eradicates lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds
  • Boosts volume in the cheeks, temples, jawline, and lips
  • Can be used to perform a liquid rhinoplasty, facelift, or chin augmentation
  • Little to no risk of allergies
  • Helps create a more youthful, inviting appearance
  • Improves confidence and well-being
  • Results can last from 6 to 24 months on average

Am I a Candidate for Facial Fillers?

Most patients qualify to receive dermal fillers, as injectables contain biocompatible compounds that typically do not trigger any allergic reactions. However, dermal fillers are contraindicated for those with active skin infections or bleeding disorders and for those with any allergies to the filler’s ingredients, which may include lidocaine. To be on the safe side, pregnant and nursing mothers are cautioned to avoid fillers. Dermal fillers may also be inappropriate for those with more pronounced skin ptosis (sagging.) 

Before recommending dermal fillers, our team will conduct a detailed review of your medical history as well as an analysis of your skin, listening carefully to your concerns and wishes. From there, we will curate an individualized treatment plan that results in a clearer, brighter complexion and a more youthful look overall. 

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What types of dermal fillers are offered at The Skin Lounge MedSpa?

We pride ourselves on providing patients with the most comprehensive array of aesthetic solutions possible and actively seek out groundbreaking new treatments as they become available to the public. We provide injections with the following state-of-the-art dermal filler collections to enhance natural beauty and vitality.

Allergan Collection

Allergan is a leading name in the cosmetic industry, responsible for the versatile Juvederm family of fillers, as well as Kybella, an injectable designed to melt away stubborn submental fat. Each Allergan formula is engineered for a unique concern and presents a precision-oriented approach to anti-aging. At The Warner Institute, we leverage the efficacy and innovation of the Allergan Collection to help patients reclaim their confidence, peace of mind, and quality of life.

Restylane collection

Restylane fillers are formulated with biocompatible hyaluronic acid, a compound that binds to water molecules, enhancing skin hydration and suppleness. Because HA is found naturally in the human body, there is little risk of allergic reaction to Restylane fillers and most patients qualify to receive them. The many different iterations of Restylane include Lyft, which enhances cheek definition, and Silk, which subtly augments the lips for a flawless smile.

Revance collection

Revance fillers, including the innovative RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) family, are designed to seamlessly integrate with the patient’s natural facial contours for an effortless, age-defying transformation. They can help to correct lines, creases, wrinkles, and volume loss, as well as many other signs of aging, restoring a radiant and beautiful complexion. 

Juvederm collection

Like the Restylane family of fillers, the Juvederm Collection relies on specially formulated hyaluronic acid to smooth away imperfections and hydrate the complexion. Each uniquely formulated Juvederm product serves a specific cosmetic purpose. Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure are all made with exclusive Vycross Technology, which cross-links HA molecules of different molecular weights to arrive at the ideal consistency for facial remodeling.

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Is there any recovery with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are non-surgical and non-invasive, meaning that they come with no recovery period or downtime. Patients can instantly resume their normal activities and schedules after their injections. However, there are a few guidelines to be aware of after your treatment. 

You will need to avoid intense heat for 24-48 hours, including hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, tanning, and UV rays. Refrain from exercising for the first day and don’t consume any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after your appointment. Lastly, wait at least 24 hours before applying any makeup or cosmetics. 

Our team at The Skin Lounge MedSpa will provide personalized aftercare instructions based on the precise fillers you had injected. We will be on hand to guide you throughout every stage of your treatment process and answer any questions along the way.

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Why choose the Warner Institute in Chicago?

All our cutting-edge treatments at The Skin Lounge MedSpa are overseen by Dr. Jeremy Warner, MD, FACS, a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who currently serves as President and Fellowship Director of the Warner Institute and the Director and Founder of the Chicago Rhinoplasty Symposium. 

In addition to being a highly gifted, award-winning surgeon, Dr. Warner is a humanitarian who serves as the Mission Director for the Nepal Surgical and Medical Mission under the Face the Future Foundation. His multifaceted approach to the field of aesthetics has earned him a reputation for unwavering excellence and safety, a distinction reflected in all the services provided at The Skin Lounge MedSpa.

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