Tristan E. Bickman, MD
Santa Monica | obgyn

Dermal Fillers

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Dermal Fillers

About Dermal Fillers

If you are unhappy with increasingly sunken facial features, along with fine lines and wrinkles, then dermal fillers are for you. Located in Santa Monica, California, Tristan E. Bickman, MD, provides injectable fillers that give you immediate, visible results. To see an instant improvement in the contours of your face, or if you simply want fuller lips, call the office or use the online feature to request an appointment today.

Dermal Fillers Q&A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal, or facial fillers, are made of a colorless, gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid that is injected into your skin to fill out wrinkles and restore a smoother surface. By filling out these problem areas, fillers eliminate the signs of aging caused by the breakdown of collagen.

What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?

Fillers are used in many areas of the face, such as:

  • Lines around the cheeks and nose
  • Sunken areas of the cheeks and temples
  • Lips, either to eliminate fine lines or increase the overall size of your lips
  • Chin, to smooth out creases
  • Eyes, to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and sagging skin

Dermal fillers are also used to fill in acne scars and pockmarks. 

How long do the effects of fillers last?

Dermal fillers last from six months to a year, depending on how dense the filler is and how deep it’s injected. To maintain your results, it’s important to visit Tristan E. Bickman, MD, for repeat treatments. 

You should see a difference in your appearance immediately after your treatment. With good skin care practices, these fillers can help maintain a youthful appearance for up to a year.

Are there any side effects of getting dermal fillers?

The most common side effects of fillers are bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection site. These should fade within 24-28 hours. 

What is it like to get dermal fillers?

Your provider at Tristan E. Bickman, MD, prepares your skin by cleaning and applying an anesthetic if needed. Once you are ready, they inject the fillers into your target areas and massage them into place. 

Dermal injection appointments are quick, lasting between 30-45 minutes. They require no recovery time. 

Are dermal fillers safe for everyone?

Yes. Anyone can get fillers as long as they are over 18 and not pregnant. 

To learn more about whether you are a good candidate for dermal fillers, call the office of Tristan E. Bickman, MD, or request a consultation online today.