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Facial Fillers Specialist

Koch Facial Plastic Surgery

R. James Koch, M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon located in San Mateo, CA

If you’re not ready for plastic surgery but want to address the age-related appearance of sagging skin or deep-set wrinkles, facial fillers might be the solution for you. At Koch Facial Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, California, R. James Koch, MD, uses facial fillers to improve the natural contours of your face. Dr. Koch also provides more permanent results using a fat-grafting procedure to ensure enduring volume. Find out how facial fillers can help you achieve your aesthetic goals by calling Koch Facial Plastic Surgery or by booking a consultation online today.

Facial Fillers Q & A

What are facial fillers?

Facial fillers are gel-like substances that Dr. Koch injects underneath the surface of your skin to restore lost volume and improve the natural contours of your face. Many of the fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body and helps keep your facial skin plump, firm, and young-looking.

Koch Facial Plastic Surgery provides many of the most popular facial fillers that offer long-lasting results. Dr. Koch can determine which facial fillers are a good fit for you depending on your aesthetic goals and the overall health of your skin.

Am I a candidate for facial fillers?

Because many of the facial fillers available are made of substances already found in your body, they are a safe and effective option for both men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their face.

Dr. Koch might recommend facial fillers if you want to address common skin imperfections like:

  • Deep wrinkles
  • Facial furrows
  • Cheek contour deformities
  • Depressed or atrophic scars
  • Nasolabial folds (around the nose)
  • Marionette lines (around the mouth)

You can also use facial fillers to treat the tear trough deformity, a deep indentation between your eyes and nose that occurs with age. This issue causes dark shadows across your face that can affect your self-confidence.

What can I expect when receiving facial fillers?

During your procedure to receive facial fillers, Dr. Koch will follow a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and desired aesthetic goals.

He carefully injects specific amounts of the facial filler into the treatment areas. To keep you comfortable, he can first apply a topical anesthetic so the injection isn’t painful.

Treatment times depend on how many injections you need.

How long will it take to see the results of facial fillers?

Immediately following your injections, you should be able to see a significant difference in the treatment area. Wrinkles and furrows will soften, and your skin will look younger.

Dr. Koch can also inject fillers into areas in your face where you’ve lost volume as a result of aging. The injections will plump and tighten your skin, making your skin smooth and firm.

Many of the injectable facial fillers Dr. Koch offers provide results that last for up to 18 months. He can recommend a timeline for maintenance injections that help you maintain your youthful appearance in the long term.

If you love the results of your facial fillers, Dr. Koch can also perform a fat transfer procedure to give you a more permanent result. This treatment involves removing excess fat from another part of your body and injecting it into areas of your face where you lack volume.

To find out more about the benefits of minimally invasive facial fillers, call Koch Facial Plastic Surgery or book a consultation online today.