Dermal Fillers Specialist

Oasis Skincare

Patricia Riddle, MD

Medical Spa & Weight Management located in Orangeburg, SC & Summerville, SC

Dermal fillers are an effective way to erase the signs of aging without surgery or downtime. At Oasis Skincare, Patricia Riddle, MD, masterfully applies the fillers to enhance your look naturally. Patients in Summerville and Orangeburg, South Carolina, can call or book an appointment online to learn how they can experience a younger, refreshed look with dermal fillers.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

Why do you lose facial volume and develop wrinkles as you age?

As you get older, the effects of gravity, slowed production of important tissue compounds, and environmental effects start to change the look and texture of your skin. Your skin becomes thinner and saggier with time, and you lose the superficial layer of fat that lies just beneath the skin, making lines and wrinkles look more prominent.

Without the fat, areas of your face appear more hollow, and as the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin slows, your skin becomes less resilient.

Exposure to the sun and free radicals, as well as smoking or a poor diet, can all speed up the signs of aging.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like compounds that contain substances such as hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate your skin. Injections of dermal fillers diminish facial lines and creases and boost your skin’s volume and fullness. 

Fillers can be injected in many areas of your face as determined by Dr. Riddle. They’re minimally invasive and require no downtime following administration.

What facial concerns do dermal fillers address?

When expertly applied by Dr. Riddle, dermal fillers restore plumpness, softness, and hydration to your skin. In addition to restoring your levels of hyaluronic acid, they also boost collagen and elastin production for more resilient, youthful skin.

Dermal fillers can help plump up recessed scars, and they diminish the signs of aging, including:

  • Thinning lips
  • Smokers lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Lines around the eyes
  • Smile lines
  • Shallow, hollow contours in the cheeks

Dermal fillers’ effects are temporary but effective. You can expect their effects to wear off after 12-18 months, but you can get repeated treatments to maintain your look for the long term.

Do dermal filler treatments hurt?

Dermal fillers are applied via injection, so you feel a pinch during treatment. Most people tolerate the sessions well. Some formulas have lidocaine mixed in to help with discomfort. However, if you’re concerned about the sensation, talk to Dr. Riddle about using a topical numbing cream or ice to soothe your skin beforehand.

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the signs of aging without invasive surgery, call Oasis Skincare or book an appointment online to learn about dermal fillers.