Advanced Techniques For Superior Results

At Shah Aesthetics in Springfield, MO, we are committed to discretion, privacy, and advanced patient safety protocols. Our practice is known for personalized care, an exceptional treatment experience, and world-class results. Dr. Shah is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, respected and trusted for his surgical skills and the compassion he shows his patients. His physician assistant Kara Walker has extensive training and is committed to providing patients with the newest injectable techniques for a natural result with minimal discomfort.

Are Dermal Filler Injections Painful?

Dermal filler injections are performed as a quick procedure in the office. Your skin will be cleaned before treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the treatment area. Juvéderm® and other dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, to make your injections more comfortable. Your injector will strategically inject precise amounts of filler in carefully selected areas beneath the skin.

Is There a Recovery Time?

Results are usually visible immediately after dermal filler injections. You may experience mild bruising and swelling, which should subside within a few days. You may return to your normal activities right after your treatment session. You may be asked to avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours after the procedure.

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Dermal Fillers FAQ

How can dermal fillers enhance my facial appearance?

How do I know which facial filler to use?

How long will my results last?

What does hyaluronic acid do for the skin?

Are there different types of dermal fillers?

How can dermal fillers enhance my facial appearance?

Injectable dermal fillers can be used effectively to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. For example, they can be used to:

  • Lift and add volume to the cheeks
  • Plump the lips
  • Smooth vertical lines around the mouth
  • Soften nasolabial folds
  • Minimize chin wrinkles
  • Fill in acne scars
  • Smooth marionette lines
  • Fill in tear troughs under the eyes

How do I know which facial filler to use?

Advanced dermal fillers are specially formulated for one or more specific purposes. As an example, the Juvéderm collection is five different products, each designed for certain uses. Juvéderm Voluma is formulated to address mid-face volume loss by adding volume deep beneath the surface of the skin to lift and contour the cheek area. Voluma is also used to add volume and shape to the chin. Juvéderm Volbella is a different formula, suited for adding volume to the lips and smoothing vertical lip lines. We can recommend the best dermal fillers to treat your areas of concern.

How long will my results last?

Results with dermal filler injections are temporary. Repeated treatments are needed to maintain your look, but results are longer lasting today. Advanced fillers can last up to one year, 18 months, or two years depending on the type of filler used.

What does hyaluronic acid do for the skin?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body found mainly in the skin, eyes, and connective tissue. In the skin, it delivers nutrients, adds volume, and increases moisture and softness.

Are there different types of dermal fillers?

Although hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular today. Another option is autologous facial fat grafting, in which the patient’s own fat — harvested from another area of the body — is injected into the face. This in-office treatment requires (liposuction) for harvesting fat from a donor sitethen placing that fat in the face to restore volume loss. The results can last for many years.

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