A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center

James Andrews, MD

Primary Care located in San Jose, CA

Like Botox, dermal fillers are minimally invasive and have many aesthetic applications and can help to reduce wrinkles and lines in your face. At A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center in San Jose, California, James Andrews, MD can help you pinpoint your aesthetic needs and determine where fillers can help. Call to schedule a free consultation today to get the look that you’re seeking!

Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

While you age, your face begins to lose some of the subcutaneous fat that keeps it plump and looking healthy. You may have noticed that you can see more definition in your facial bones the older you get, or that lines and crow’s feet are beginning to appear when you smile and make expressions. This is because you no longer have a layer of fat between your muscle and skin. Your skin tends to stretch a bit, too, creating more noticeable wrinkles.

Dermal fillers come in many different types, including calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid, and polylactic acid. While each has specific applications for which it works best, they all operate similarly to reduce lines and wrinkles and restore plumpness to your face. Dr. Andrews will inject the filler into the desired area, and you’ll have minimal recovery time before you’re looking younger and healthier again.

What changes can fillers make?

Fillers have many different uses. They are all aimed at helping to reduce the signs of aging, and you can target the specific areas that give you the most trouble. Common uses for facial fillers include:

  • Contour facial imperfections and deformities
  • Soften wrinkles and lines
  • Plumping your lips

Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Andrews will choose the best type of filler for you. While they can’t give the effect of a full face-lift, eye-lift, or other plastic surgery, you can achieve significant results from this much less invasive method.

Am I a good candidate?

Most patients who seek dermal fillers are experiencing the results of aging, but anyone who wants to make a change in their appearance within the abilities of dermal fillers may be eligible. You may be a good candidate for fillers if:

  • You don’t smoke
  • You’re in good health
  • You’re optimistic
  • You have realistic goals for the outcome of the procedure
  • You take good care of your skin

Dr. Andrews will coach you and keep you informed of the risks and benefits of the procedure. If you decide to proceed, he’ll evaluate your medical history and lifestyle to make sure that you’re eligible and will achieve the best possible results.

If you’re struggling with the pesky physical signs of aging and want a minimally-invasive procedure, call to schedule a free consultation at A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center to find out if fillers will help you reach your goals.