Dermal Fillers Specialist

Elevate Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Petoskey, MI

Facial wrinkles and creases are natural signs of aging, but you don’t need invasive surgery to reduce their appearance. At Elevate Medical Spa, located in Petoskey, Michigan, Master Injector Marti Goetz, FNP-C, offers minimally invasive dermal fillers to plump up saggy skin and reduce the appearance of static wrinkles. To find the right dermal filler for your skin, call Elevate Medical Spa today.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that Marti injects into your skin to fill in facial lines and creases. These materials mimic substances found in your own body, such as hyaluronic acid (HA), to plump and firm your skin. 

Fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® are safe, effective, and temporary solutions for many common signs of aging.

What can dermal fillers treat?

While neuromodulators like Botox® minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles — those formed by repeated muscle movements — dermal fillers primarily target static wrinkles. Static wrinkles develop from volume loss. 

These types of wrinkles typically form in areas that carry more tissue, such as the cheeks and jowls. You may want to consider dermal fillers if you have:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hollowed temples
  • Hollows underneath the eyes
  • Thin lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Dimpled chin

Fillers aren’t just for aging adults. Marti can also use these gel-like substances to contour the midface and lower face for enhanced facial definition.

What can I expect from dermal fillers?

When you arrive for your injection appointment, any necessary paperwork and pictures will be obtained prior to your treatment.

Marti begins to inject the medication into the predetermined areas that you discussed during your initial consultation. She may massage or manipulate the treatment for contouring purposes to make sure it settles into your skin as expected.

The entire process takes just 30-60  minutes, and your results are instant and will continue to improve over the next 30 days. You should notice the difference right away.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are safe and have very few side effects. Most patients experience mild swelling, redness, pain, and bruising at the injection site, but these side effects should subside within 3-7 days. Some patients may experience residual swelling for up to 30 days.

You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, so there is no downtime with dermal fillers.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Every filler is different, but most last for approximately 12 months before they gradually wear off. Once you notice your filler beginning to lose its effect, you can return to Elevate Medical Spa for maintenance treatments.

To schedule a dermal filler appointment at Elevate Medical Spa, call today.