Fillers Specialist

ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon located in Warrendale, PA & Monroeville, PA

Many men and women are bothered by facial wrinkles and fine lines. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa Warrendale, Monroeville, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, MD offers a wide range of dermal fillers that eliminate common signs of aging. Fillers can help plump up sagging skin and erase fine lines. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez helps his patients develop a treatment plan that rejuvenates their facial skin. Call ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today or book a consultation online.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected directly into your facial skin to increase volume and erase fine lines. Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally produced by your body. Hyaluronic acid helps to smooth out your skin and reduce signs of aging.

Popular fillers include JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. These treatments are FDA-approved and safe for most adults. They're an excellent option for patients who want to refresh their facial skin without surgery.

What cosmetic concerns can fillers address?

As you age, your skin naturally loses some of its volume. Facial sagging and wrinkles are a common result. Fillers help restore lost volume by plumping up your skin. Dermal fillers can:

  • Lessen the appearance of fine lines and scars
  • Boost volume in lips and cheeks
  • Smooth out creases, wrinkles, and furrows

Fillers can produce firmer skin and a more youthful appearance. They also help adjust the contour of your face and reshape your jawline. If you're interested in facial rejuvenation but reluctant to try surgery, fillers are an ideal alternative.

How are fillers inserted?

Before your procedure, you meet with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez to discuss your treatment goals. He examines your skin and determines which filler is right for you. Fillers are administered in the ReNova offices, and most procedures take less than 20 minutes.

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez uses a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable for you. Some patients experience minor discomfort, but these side effects usually disappear after the procedure is complete. The usual procedure time is one hour. You can generally return to your normal activities right away, with no recovery time.

What kind of results can I expect?

Most patients notice an immediate improvement in the look and feel of their skin. After receiving fillers, facial skin usually appears plumper and more youthful. Results typically last up to one year.

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can recommend additional procedures to help preserve your results. Many patients also use treatments like BOTOX® along with their fillers. Combining treatments can help to create an even more youthful appearance.

Ready to learn more about fillers? Call ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today or book a consultation online.