Dermal Fillers in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Dermal Fillers

A faster and less expensive alternative to a surgical facelift, dermal fillers have a similar effect without the recovery time. The problem area is mapped out, and then a natural or synthetic material is injected into the area. This takes only a few minutes and involves minimal discomfort. The result is a fuller, more youthful face.

Soft tissues that ring the mouth are as important as beautifully restored teeth for an attractive and confident smile. Dermal filler agents, such as Restylane, treat fat and collagen volume loss due to the aging process that causes static lines to develop. As we age, our body’s production of hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural filler, decreases, which causes facial lines to appear. The skin-plumping effect of dermal fillers can be seen almost instantly.

Talk to your dentist today at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch about how dermal fillers can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Call us at 941-216-3803 to schedule an appointment.

Dermal Fillers: A Comprehensive Guide for Potential Patients


Welcome to Smiles At Lakewood Ranch! We understand that the decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is a significant one. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to educate you about dermal fillers, a popular non-surgical treatment that can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to plump up skin, fill in lines and wrinkles, help in contouring, and hydrate the skin. They are commonly used to enhance facial features by adding volume and fullness.

Types of Dermal Fillers

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite: Radiesse
  • Poly-L-lactic Acid: Sculptra
  • Polymethylmethacrylate Beads (PMMA): Bellafill


  • Quick and minimally invasive
  • Immediate results
  • Little to no downtime
  • Long-lasting effects

Risks and Side Effects

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Asymmetry
  • Infection


  • Consultation: Discuss your goals and expectations.
  • Preparation: Skin is cleansed and numbing cream may be applied.
  • Injection: The filler is carefully injected into the targeted areas.
  • Post-Procedure Care: Ice packs may be used to minimize swelling.

Before and After Photos

Click to view the before and after photographs of our Botox and Dermal Filler patients. To how these treatments may help you, reach out to Dr. Courtney Fridella in our Lakewood Ranch, FL office to book your consultation.

    Botox Treatments

    Visit the Smiles At Lakewood Ranch Botox page to learn about the benefits of Botox treatments. Our patients benifit from Dr. Courtney Fridella’s expertise with both Botox and Dermal Filler solutions.

      Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Fillers

      Is the dermal filler procedure painful?

      Most patients experience minimal discomfort. Numbing cream is often used.

      How long do the results last?

      Depending on the type of filler and the area treated, results can last from 6 months to 2 years.

      Are there any restrictions post-procedure?

      It’s advisable to avoid strenuous activities for 24-48 hours.

      Can I get dermal fillers if I'm pregnant?

      Dermal fillers are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

      How much does it cost?

      The cost varies depending on the type of filler and the amount used.

      Can I combine dermal fillers with other treatments?

      Yes, dermal fillers can often be combined with other treatments like Botox for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

      What is the downtime?

      Most patients can return to normal activities immediately, although some may prefer to take a day off.

      Will I look natural after the procedure?

      Our goal is to enhance your features while maintaining a natural look. However, results can vary.

      What if I don't like the results?

      Some types of fillers are reversible. Discuss this with your healthcare provider during the consultation.

      Are there any long-term side effects?

      Long-term side effects are rare but can include scarring, uneven skin tone, and filler migration.

      How soon can I see results?

      Results are often immediate, although some fillers may require a few days to settle.

      Do I need a skin test before the dermal filler procedure?

      Most modern fillers do not require a skin test, but it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider.

      Can dermal fillers be used on other parts of the body?

      While primarily used for facial treatments, some fillers can be used on hands, neck, and décolletage.

      Do I need a skin test before the dermal filler procedure?

      Most modern fillers do not require a skin test, but it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider.

      Learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch


      Botox® is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein used to treat a number of cosmetic and dental issues. It is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion in the skin is relaxed, allowing wrinkles to smooth and disappear. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.

      Composite White Fillings

      The composite white filling is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch can shade them according to the color of your teeth, creating a perfect match and giving you a beautiful, white smile!

      Dental Bridges

      Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. Made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, bridges restore your smile, prevent further tooth misalignment, and help you chew comfortably.

      Dermal Fillers

      For our patients in the Lakewood Ranch, FL area looking to regain the youthful fullness of their face, dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to decrease the wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, plump the lips, and soften facial creases. A faster and less expensive alternative to a surgical facelift, dermal fillers have a similar effect without the recovery time. Effective and easy, this has become a popular treatment.

      Porcelain Veneers

      Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length. Veneers look great because they mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Dental veneers can also provide relief from the tooth pain associated with worn enamel.

      Smile Makeovers

      A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, composite bonding, implants, and teeth whitening. Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.


      Many patients choose veneers as a custom-made option to make their smile sparkle naturally when they want to have a smile that is more vibrant.

      Veneers entirely cover the damaged tooth with a long-lasting hard coating that enables it to nearly resemble the color of natural teeth, making them one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Dental veneers are  used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.

      You deserve to smile big and laugh around friends and family. 


      A Beautiful Smile Restored!

      In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!

      Reach out to us today - Because you deserve a confident smile!

      We believe in life-changing dentistry. Call us today at 941-216-3803 to talk about getting the smile of your dreams! You can also use the contact form to email us.

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