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Why see Dr. Shermak?

Dr. Shermak enjoys her filler practice because her patients love filler treatment, the comfort, ease and beautiful, natural outcomes. Dr. Shermak has been the subject of multiple magazine articles describing her treatments and outstanding outcomes. Dr. Shermak is artful in her approach and is interested in hearing what her patients hope to achieve, and allowing them to see their goals.

What is a dermal filler?

As we age, fullness of the face decreases. This leads to a deflated, older appearance. Dermal fillers may be injected into the face in a routine office visit to reduce the appearance of facial deflation and wrinkles. These fillers include hyaluronic acid products such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm, which all contain lidocaine for comfort.

Voluma is a particularly exciting injectable that provides excellent volume in the cheek, restoring youthful fullness and secondary eradication of nasolabial folds and jowls. It takes about 20 minutes to treat and individuals leave the office with a “done” result with minimal swelling or bruising. Voluma is also great for improving on remarkable facial asymmetries.

Restylane has been around the longest. It has the smallest molecular composition, and is best for fine lines, like those in the face and lip area, and also in smoothing the junction between the lower eyelid and cheek fullness, with reduction of dark circles under the eyes. Volbella is a newer product that produces more subtle results in the lip that last one year.

Juvederm and Perlane are similar in nature and have larger molecular composition. They are optimal for deeper lines, like the folds between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, and deep furrows between the brows. Juvederm and Perlane are also excellent for creating fuller lips.

Kybella, a newer injectible, has been designed to combat stubborn, unmanageable submental fat, known colloquially as a “double chin.” Kybella relies on deoxycholic acid molecules, compounds found organically in the human body that work to dissolve fat deposits, releasing them as bodily waste. Once Kybella has been adequately injected into the skin, in at least 2-3 sessions, the upper neck is beautifully contoured and slimmed for a more youthful, attractive appearance.

Another exciting dermal filler on the market is Sculptra. Sculptra works to stimulate lost collagen, a protein responsible for the skin’s suppleness, plumpness and resilience. Sculptra is often a key component in a “liquid” facelift, and is highly versatile when it comes to improving facial contours. Sculptra can also do wonders for the nasolabial folds and sunken, sagging jowls. Sculptra requires 2-3 treatments, and offers more global volumization in the face.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

Healthy men and women in their 30’s and older who are looking to improve facial fullness and reduce wrinkles are excellent candidates for treatment. Clients should have reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection. Fillers are a great way to achieve rejuvenation without any scars or downtime.

During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your goals and determine how to best achieve your desired result. During that initial visit, the treatment may take place. Depending on the treatment, a second treatment is recommended 6 months to a year later to achieve optimal results.

What areas of the face are most optimal for fillers?

  • Junction of lower lids and cheek
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (creases that may exist between side of nostril and side of lip)
  • Sides of mouth
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines

What is the recovery like after dermal filler treatment?

You may experience temporary swelling, numbness, and bruising that require head elevation, ice packs and massage with Arnica Montana herbal supplementation for several days. Most resume regular activities and look great by the following day.

Pursuing additional cosmetic treatment

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore dermal filler patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore blepharoplasty, brow lift, facelift, facial fat grafting and facial liposuction patients. Please visit these pages to learn more.

Next steps Schedule a Consultation

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-324-6592 to schedule your personal, comprehensive consultation today. During this session, the doctor will go over your medical history, including any previous cosmetic treatments. She will examine your face and skin, and begin to formulate a customized plan of action for addressing your aesthetic goals. To learn more about the kind of results that are possible with dermal fillers, please visit our online library of before and after success stories.

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