Dermal Fillers

Non-surgical Facial Contouring From National Galderma and Allergan Trainer Dr. Anthony Wilson and His Experienced PA, Sarah Proulx

Dermal fillers provide a diverse array of treatment options for patients who don’t want to have surgery. They can define, rejuvenate, and augment facial features without requiring a single incision. Harvard-educated plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Wilson also incorporates face fillers into surgical treatment plans as part of his comprehensive approach to managing the aging process.

He’s found that dermal fillers are ideally suited to filling in deep creases and restoring lost facial volume, making them the perfect complement to facelift surgery. His pioneering work has earned him recognition as one of America’s leading experts on injectable treatments. Today, he works as a national trainer for both Allergan and Galderma.

Meet Dr. Wilson

Anthony Wilson, MD has vast experience performing facial, body, and reconstructive procedures. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and completing training with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wilson has continued to improve his technique to ensure the best results possible. Learn More about Anthony Wilson, MD, and why you should choose the Board-Certified plastic surgeon for your next procedure in the Seacoast Region.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable compounds comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is naturally found within the human body, where it supports the development of healthy cartilage and connective tissues. The HA in face fillers is delivered in the form of a thick gel that amplifies volume in treated areas. This viscous gel can be shaped after injection, allowing Dr. Wilson and Sarah to refine the patient’s features without making any surgical incisions.

Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to gradually improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin in treated areas. HA stimulates the production of collagen, which keeps the skin strong, supple, and hydrated. Collagen loss is responsible for many of the visible signs of aging.

Patient Experiences

Dr. Wilson performed reconstructive surgery after my total mastectomy this past spring. He is a fantastic surgeon. Throughout my ordeal and all of the ups and downs, Dr. Wilson was very upbeat and encouraging, when I needed it the most. Plus, he is awesome with Botox® and fillers. Not that I needed it, just saying...HA Thank you Dr. Wilson!

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How Are Dermal Fillers Used?

Researchers have found that by controlling the viscosity of HA gel, it’s possible to engineer fillers that are ideally suited for specific purposes. Thin fillers that spread out after application are excellent volume enhancers because they produce smooth, even results. Thick fillers, on the other hand, are used for shaping and augmenting small areas because they can be precisely sculpted.

Dermal fillers can be used for all of the following applications:

During a liquid facelift, dermal fillers are injected into the patient’s cheeks, forehead, smile lines, and orbital region to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide uniform lifting action. Face fillers can replace facial fat that has been lost during the aging process; this fills in hollows and occupies existing skin, reducing laxity. Dermal fillers may be combined with Botox® injections during a nonsurgical facelift to further minimize the signs of aging.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be used to add volume and definition to the nose. Fillers can raise the bridge of the nose and smooth out distracting nasal bumps.

Injectable dermal fillers initially gained popularity as a method of safely increasing lip volume. Dermal fillers can also be used to subtly reshape the lips so that they better reflect the patient’s cosmetic preferences.

Chin augmentation can strengthen a weak jawline and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Chin augmentation is frequently recommended following (surgical or nonsurgical) rhinoplasty as it further defines the patient’s profile.

Dr. Wilson’s status as a national trainer for both Allergan and Galderma has given him unparalleled access to the most recent and advanced dermal fillers. At AW Plastic Surgery, he and his physician’s assistant, Sarah Proulx, provide patients with the full range of Allergan and Galderma products:

  • Juvéderm® Vollure, Voluma, Volbella, Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC
  • Restylane® Lyft, Refyne, and Defyne
  • Sculptra®

Dr. Wilson has also authored several publications on injection techniques. He will be happy to review this material with patients upon request.

How is Sculptra® Different from Other Fillers?

Sculptra® is a popular choice for many of our patients. This unique injectable is formulated with synthetic lactic acid rather than hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring substance is produced in the body after exercise. When used for cosmetic application, the injectable lactic acid restores collagen to the treated area.

Sculptra® can beautifully smooth away wrinkles, provide support to sagging tissues, and replenish areas that have started to look hollow. The collagen created after Sculptra® injections helps maintain a rejuvenated appearance long after treatment.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Filler Injections?

Dermal fillers are suitable for use on most healthy adults. You should not, however, have filler injections if you are pregnant or nursing.

What to Expect After Treatment With Face Fillers

After having dermal fillers injected, you should be able to return to all of your normal activities immediately. Most patients don’t experience any side effects after using HA-based fillers, beyond some temporary redness and swelling around the injection sites. Injection is usually associated with minimal pain (Dr. Wilson numbs the treatment area before proceeding to inject the patient) and allergic reactions to HA are rare. Patients who are allergic to HA may elect to have a facial fat transfer or Sculptra® to replace lost facial volume instead of using dermal fillers.

Learn More About Dermal Fillers at AW Plastic Surgery in Portsmouth

Whether you wish to refine your existing features or combat the visible signs of aging, dermal fillers provide a safe, convenient treatment option. To learn more about how dermal fillers can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, contact Dr. Wilson at (603) 294-4526 to arrange your personal consultation. Our caring, dedicated team looks forward to helping you develop a treatment plan that works for you.

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From Breast Augmentation to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and everything in-between, Board-Certified plastic surgeon Anthony Wilson, MD offers a wide range of procedures at his Portsmouth, NH office. If you are interested in booking a procedure, take the next steps by scheduling a consultation today.