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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal/facial fillers are a category of injectable cosmetic treatments typically used to add natural-looking volume to the facial skin. Facial fillers in Portland are also effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles to create more youthful-looking skin.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are typically made with hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in our bodies. When the gel-like substance is injected into the facial skin, it adds volume and smooths out the skin. The synthetic hyaluronic acid also promotes skin hydration and a healthy complexion.

Some dermal fillers are made with poly-L-lactic acid, which can help stimulate our bodies to produce more collagen, an important protein for the health and appearance of the skin.

Types of Facial Fillers

At AG Aesthetic Center, we have several types of dermal fillers available depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient:

Juvéderm Voluma XC

Juvéderm Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid-based filler used to treat signs of aging in the midface area. Some of the most common uses for this filler include restoring volume to the cheeks, reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, and filling in hollows underneath the eyes. Juvéderm Voluma XC offers results lasting as long as 18 to 24 months.

Juvéderm Volux XC

Juvéderm Volux XC is another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler in the Juvéderm collection. This filler is a thicker gel used primarily to add volume and definition to the jawline and chin. The results of this filler typically last for between 12 and 18 months.


Sculptra is a filler made with poly-L-lactic acid that’s used mainly to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. In addition to creating smoother, more vibrant skin, Sculptra can stimulate increased collagen production, which can improve the skin’s long-term health and complexion. For many patients, the results of Sculptra can last over two years.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers in Portland can offer significant benefits to individuals looking to reduce signs of facial aging. The main benefits of these treatments include:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restored lost facial volume
  • Smoother, more youthful-looking facial skin
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal recovery downtime
  • Quick, simple treatment
  • Enhanced chin and jawline definition
  • Increased self-confidence

What Should I Expect During the Treatment?

Before you’re treated with facial fillers in Portland, you’ll have a quick consultation with Dr. Gabriel or one of our other team members. They will ensure that you’re a good candidate for the treatment and help you choose a filler that suits your needs.

Your dermal filler treatment will be an outpatient procedure performed right at our clinic. First, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin in the treatment area. Next, your injector professional will use a very fine needle to inject your chosen dermal filler into the skin. In total, the treatment should only take around 15 to 30 minutes, and you can leave as soon as it’s finished.

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

Typically, you can return to your normal routine almost immediately after being treated with dermal fillers in Portland. Your provider will give you detailed instructions to ensure that your skin heals properly. For example, you will need to avoid direct sunlight and refrain from scratching or rubbing your injection sites for several days. You should also wait 24 to 48 hours before participating in strenuous exercise.

Am I a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Adults looking to rejuvenate their facial skin could be good candidates for dermal filler treatment. Ideal candidates for these treatments should:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have the desire to reduce signs of facial aging
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have no active skin infections
  • Have no allergies to hyaluronic acid or other dermal filler ingredients

How Long Will It Take To See Results After Dermal Filler Treatment?

You may notice improvements in your facial skin right away after being treated with dermal fillers. However, the final results will become visible as the swelling and bruising subside, which typically takes between one and two weeks.

Why Choose AG Aesthetic Center for Dermal Filler Treatment?

At AG Aesthetic Center, we provide our patients with a peaceful, welcoming environment and state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments. Our doctors and other team members are skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals. When you choose us for your dermal filler treatment, you’ll be under the care of Dr. Allen Gabriel, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and our other expert injectors. They’ll ensure that you have a comfortable experience and receive the excellent results you deserve.

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