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Dermal Fillers
In New Orleans

What are Dermal Fillers?

Fill in deep lines

Dermal fillers, or facial fillers, are created from hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the human body, hydrating the skin and making the skin appear healthy and full. While there are other types other than hyaluronic acid fillers, Dr. Melancon only uses hyaluronic acid fillers for treatment in general. Facial fillers serve to plump up areas that lack volume, fill in deep lines, and smooth areas of the skin. Dermal fillers are ideal for patients desiring enhancement of their natural features. There are many different types of Dermal Fillers available for use that have been thoroughly tested and have excellent safety profiles. Hyaluronic acid fillers have become a mainstay in nonsurgical treatment of facial aging, with excellent, reliable results. 

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

results are generally immediate, giving almost instant gratification!  

As you age, your body produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid, which causes volume loss and increased skin laxity. At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery in New Orleans Dermal Fillers not only restore volume and smooth out your skin, but they have also been shown in some cases to help your skin restore some of its elasticity. Because this is a minimally invasive treatment, there is minimal to no downtime needed with a quick recovery, making it convenient.

Dermal Fillers vs. Neuromodulators

There are two types of injectables used to reduce the signs of facial aging, Dermal Fillers and neuromodulators. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the skin, and are used to add volume to areas of the face that lose structure as we age and return elasticity to the skin. Neuromodulators such as Botox weaken muscles, causing them to relax and smooth out wrinkles on the skin. Unlike neuromodulators, hyaluronic acid injections are more forgiving and can be dissolved and re-injected to achieve the perfect result. Dermal fillers can last up to 12 months, and some dermal fillers may last up to two years. Whereas results from injecting neuromodulators last only three to six months.

New Orleans dermal filler in hat smiling

Am I a candidate for Dermal Fillers?

During the pandemic, millions of workers spent hours a day in front of a computer screen staring at themselves (and their coworkers), and many of them didn’t like what they saw. Called the “Zoom Phenomenon,” cosmetic procedures, including injectables, have drastically increased in popularity since 2020. Cosmetic fillers are a minimally invasive, safe, and highly effective means to restore the youthful contours of your face. Dermal fillers add volume to the targeted area, smoothing out deep wrinkles, plumping up thin lips, minimizing eye bags, reducing shadows beneath the eyes, and adding volume to your temples, earlobes, and hands. Cosmetic fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of depressed scars.

As with all cosmetic procedures, it is important that patients have a positive outlook and go into the procedure understanding what dermal fillers can achieve and having realistic expectations about the results. Good candidates for Dermal Fillers in New Orleans are physically healthy and non-smokers. Being committed to maintaining good skin health is also important for the long-term success of your cosmetic fillers. Patients who have an active infection near the injection site, an allergy to lidocaine or the filler, or Glabellar necrosis may not be good candidates for cosmetic fillers. While most dermal filler patients are over 40, any adult over 18 who meets the above requirements is eligible to receive injections.


  • Liquid rhinoplasty
  • Earlobe rejuvenation
  • Tear trough deformity
  • Plump or define the lips
  • Add volume to different areas of the face
  • Fill in and smooth fine or deep lines of the face
  • Overall nonsurgical rejuvenation of the face and neck
  • Accentuate structural components such as cheekbones, jaw, and chin

Recovery After New Orleans Dermal Filler Treatment

After your injection with Dermal Fillers New Orleans patients will have minimal to no downtime needed. However, sometimes, you will have swelling and bruising for several days after injection. Using cold compresses can help with recovery. Other anti-inflammatory natural remedies such as Arnica can also be helpful.

Over-Injection of Filler

changes in skin texture

Unfortunately, it is fairly common to see patients who have been over-injected with filler, which can cause skin discoloration, changes in skin texture, and migration of the filler causing ledges and bumps. In these cases, Dr. Melancon may suggest dissolving the previously poorly injected filler using a special enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid fillers. After dissolving the prior filler, together you can determine a plan for re-injection of Dermal Filler in a more natural, balanced way. 

Types of Dermal Fillers in New Orleans

Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery currently offers both Juvederm and Restylane products.

Each one is formulated differently with varying levels of molecular cross linking and thickness. Depending on the firmness of the dermal filler, there are many different areas of the face that can be treated. For example, a firmer filler such as Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma would be used in more structural areas, such as defining the jawline, the chin, or the cheekbones. On the other hand, softer and more smooth fillers are better used to plump the lips or smooth fine lines. 

New Orleans dermal fillers patient smiling

Your Consultation for Dermal Fillers in New Orleans with Dr. Melancon 

Call or email today and take the next step in your cosmetic journey. If you are interested in minimally invasive nonsurgical rejuvenation of the face with Dermal Fillers New Orleans facial plastic surgeon Dr. Claire Melancon is available for consultation. Dr. Melancon’s aesthetic eye and appreciation for natural beauty will give you beautiful, harmonized results.

Dermal Fillers FAQ

Not really. You may notice a slight stinging at the beginning of the injection, but that should quickly fade. In fact, some Dermal Fillers come already prepped with lidocaine, which is a numbing agent. Topical lidocaine is also an option to minimize the discomfort of injections.

No. While the injections are minimally invasive, they are quite small and will heal without leaving any permanent marks.

The cost changes depending on what specific Dermal Filler you choose, what you have treated, and the amount of filler you need. Call or come to the office for an estimated quote today. At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we also offer a loyalty program with frequent discounts and raffles when you join the Audubon family.

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we know one of the most challenging parts of this process is the first step. We are a welcoming, restful place for you to come and learn about all the ways you can live life to the fullest and be the most beautiful you. Call or click to schedule a consultation to learn how you can breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.

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