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Dermal Fillers

Enhance features such as lips and cheeks and can even be used to reduce the appearance of scars and other imperfections.
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Dermal fillers help restore volume and fullness to areas of the face that have lost elasticity due to aging or even weight loss. While some wrinkles are caused by muscle movement, others form due to weakening in underlying structure within the skin the results in volume loss. Fillers are quick and relatively painless procedure, with results that can last up to a year or more, depending on the type of filler used.

Dermal fillers can enhance features such as lips and cheeks and can even be used to reduce the appearance of scars and other imperfections. They can improve the appearance of individual deep lines and wrinkles or add a diffused volume enhancement. There are several different types of fillers available at Point Clear Studio, and depending on your aesthetic goals, we can help decide the right option for your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore volume loss, smooth lines and soften creases or enhance facial contours. There is a verity of dermal fillers that are FDA approved. Both Juvéderm and Restylane are FDA approved dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a basic element in connective tissue that can draw and hold water creating hydration and volume. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid in the skin diminishes with age. Both Juvéderm and Restylane use hyaluronic acid to fill in areas where tissue has been lost or deficient.

What are my options with Juvéderm?

Juvéderm Plus- Lessons moderate to less severe nasolabial folds and oral commissures as well as enhancing lip fullness. Results last up to 1 year.

Juvéderm Volbella- Corrects perioral lines and is used to increase lip fullness for up to one year. This is a thinner hyaluronic acid filler for more subtle lip enhancements and softening vertical lip lines.

Juvederm Vollure- Designed to correct moderate to severe fine lines and facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds. The results can last 12-18 months.

Juvederm Voluma- Designed to instantly add volume to the cheeks and restoring facial contours. Corrects age related volume loss for up to 2 years.

What are my options with Restylane?

Restylane Silk: Used to fill the fine lines around the mouth and lips with a soft consistency

Restylane Lyft: Designed for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies.

Restylane Refyne: Used to reduce the appearance of moderate wrinkles and fine lines such as nasolabial folds and perioral lines.

Restylane Defyne: Used to fill deeper laugh lines and wrinkles with larger particles.

Restylane Kysse: Designed to add volume to your lips and can smooth upper lip wrinkles.

Am I a suitable candidate for dermal fillers?

Most people are candidates for either Juvéderm or Restylane. The ideal candidate is anyone who wants to restore a more youthful appearance by making the skin look fuller, brighter, and smoother. However, you should avoid fillers if you:

Are under 21 years old
Are pregnant or nursing
Are immunocompromised
Allergic to the components of Juvéderm or Restylane

How should I prepare for my visit?

There is no special preparation, but we do request that no dental procedures be performed within 1 week prior or 2 weeks after filler injection. Patients who are taking supplements or medications that can increase bleeding are at higher risk of bruising. You should inform our office before treatment if you are using any of the following: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Alcohol. If possible, you should avoid aspirin containing products 14 days before your procedure and NSAIDS 7 days prior to treatment. Avoid alcohol 48 hours before the injection.

What happens during the procedure?

At your initial consultation, Dr. Greer will talk with you about your aesthetic goals and explain the treatment options and target areas that will give you the best result. Dr Greer will also explain what you can expect during your procedure and talk about the outcome. Please arrive to your appointment without makeup if possible. At your treatment session, we will apply topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort if needed. Then, the product is strategically injected directly under the targeted skin area using an ultrafine needle.

Why Choose Dr. Greer at Point Clear Studio for my injections?

Dr Greer has been practicing non-surgical injectable treatments on the Eastern Shore for almost a decade. He is a reputable and skilled board-certified general dentist and will carefully discuss your cosmetic goals. He has years of extensive training and intimate knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy. Being a dentist, he is more familiar with the facial structure than most providers. Dentists are the best equipped professionals to deliver Botox because they inject anesthetics routinely and have the training and experience. Dr. Greer strives to provide quick, comfortable and relatively painless injections that will give outcomes for your specific aesthetic needs.
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You may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising that will gradually dissipate throughout the week. We advise you to avoid exposure to the sun to ensure a smooth recovery. You may notice the treatment results immediately, but the results will gradually improve for a week. Depending on the type of product selected, results may last between 6-18 months.

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