Fillers Specialist

The Hammett Clinic -  - Neurology

The Hammett Clinic

Neurology Specialists & Aesthetics located in Columbia, SC

Many of the lines and wrinkles that appear on your face result from the loss of volume under your skin as you get older. Fillers are a cosmetic treatment that can replace the lost volume and restore your youthful look. David Hammett, MD, and his team at The Hammett Clinic are aesthetic experts and offer fillers at their office in Columbia, South Carolina. For an aesthetic consultation to learn more about fillers, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Referred to as dermal fillers, fillers are a cosmetic injection that adds volume under the skin. As you get older, the fat under your skin begins to decrease, which allows your muscles to work closer to your skin, creating lines and creases. The cosmetic fillers are made up of a gel-like substance that replaces this lost fat.

The team at The Hammett Clinic are aesthetic experts and offer many brands of fillers, including:

  • Sculptra®
  • Restylane®
  • Radiesse ®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Belotero®

The team determines the best brand of filler for you based on the area of your face being treated and your aesthetic goals.

What are the cosmetic uses for fillers?

Dr. Hammett and his team use cosmetic fillers for many beauty concerns. You may want to consider calling the office for a consultation if you’re looking for a nonsurgical treatment to:

  • Enhance your lips
  • Add volume to your cheeks
  • Smooth out lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of your jawline

Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of recessed acne scars.

What can I expect during filler injections?

Because your beauty goals and needs are unique to you, no filler injection at The Hammett Clinic is like another. During your initial consultation, the team spends a great deal of time talking and listening to you to best understand your needs and goals. The team then develops a cosmetic treatment plan that helps you achieve your desired look.

During your treatment, you may feel a pinch-like sensation as the needle enters your skin. If you’re sensitive to pain, let the team know so they can make the appropriate adjustments. Once the filler is in place, your aesthetic specialist massages your skin to manipulate the gel into the desired position. Your specialist may need to make additional injections as needed.

The amount of time required for your cosmetic injections varies depending on your goals and the target area, but in general, shouldn’t take more than an hour. You may notice some redness at the injection sites, but you can treat any side effects with a cold pack. You should see an immediate improvement in your look after your dermal injections, and with good skin care practices, your fillers should keep you looking youthful for a year or more.

For more information about fillers or other medical skin care treatments, call The Hammett Clinic or schedule an aesthetic consultation online today.