What is a  Dermal Filler?

Dermal Fillers are substances that temporarily soften wrinkles when injected into your skin. These products are used for correcting soft tissue defects in the face, such as moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, lip and cheek augmentation, and to restore the signs of facial fat loss.

Most popular areas for Dermal Fillers:

  • Cheeks
  • Lines
  • Lips

Before and During the Procedure

Before undergoing Dermal Fillers, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo board-certified plastic surgeon makes a detailed consultation and assessment. During this appointment, determine if you are a good candidate, explain the cosmetic injection procedure, discuss your expectations and symptoms you may have after the procedure.

Dermal Fillers it is ideal for a youthful appearance. Its formulation of hyaluronic acid and glycerol offers the ultimate in rehydration to restore skin hydration levels. The number of injections needed depends on many factors like the area being treated and the gender’s patient.

After the Procedure and Recovering

Injections may also cause you to feel much discomfort. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. Dr. Rodolfo Castillo might use ice and vibration anesthesia, which uses massage to reduce discomfort and numb the area.


Following your Dermal Fillers injections, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo will recommend you to:

  • Avoid rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours to prevent the toxin from spread to a different area
  • Avoid the sun if you have injections in the face
  • Do not use Botulinum Toxin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants).

To maintain the effect, you will need regular follow-up injections with Dr. Rodolfo Castillo. The results typically last about six months to one year