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Dermal Fillers in Phoenix

Written by Dr. Ali Ghafouri

Also Serving Patients in Scottsdale

Dermal Fillers ScottsdaleWould you like to look younger and more revitalized without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure? Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular non-surgical alternative to facelift and other facial rejuvenation surgeries that help to diminish the fine lines, wrinkles and even deeper creases that form on the face as a result of sagging facial skin. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin proteins that give the skin a plump, youthful appearance. Over time, however, this loss of essential skin proteins results in less skin laxity, and the skin starts to sag and droop, often making a person look years older and worn out. When performed in an experienced practice like ours in Mesa and Scottsdale, the dermal fillers give a natural 3-dimensional lift. Dermal fillers offered at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists are all FDA-approved, safe and effective injectable fillers that fill in wrinkles and hollowed-out areas on the face for a smoother, more youthful look.

Dr. Ghafouri, an oculoplastic surgeon with intimate knowledge of the facial structure and specialized training in facial plastic surgery procedures, offers a variety of dermal fillers at his Arizona practice. For more information on which dermal fillers might suit your aesthetic needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghafouri by calling Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists today!

Would You Benefit from a Dermal Filler Treatment?

Dermal filler treatments are used to correct the following issues:

  • Vertical lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Fine lines around the lips
  • Hollowed-out areas (such as the cheeks and jowls)
  • Groove and circles under the eyes (tear trough)
  • Lines going down from corners of mouth (marionette lines)

The Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer


A hyaluronic acid gel filler ideal for filling in moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. The hyaluronic acid base works with the water molecules in the skin, adding volume to smooth out wrinkles. Juvéderm is safe and effective for all skin tones, and results often last up to a full year after just one treatment.


Voluma is a dermal filler with a hyaluronic acid gel base; this filler is perfect for adding a youthful volume to the mid-face area, correcting the hollowed look that can occur due to aging and volume loss. Results of treatment can last up to two years.


Also a hyaluronic acid gel filler, Restylane is most often used to fill in moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth and add volume to the cheek area. Results typically last about eight months.

Restylane Silk

As part of the Restylane line of hyaluronic fillers, Restylane Silk is used to add volume to lips for a natural-looking pillowy look. This smooth filler is also used to minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth (often called “smoker’s lines) and eyes.


Radiesse is a filler made up of calcium microspheres that work to stimulate collagen production in deep skin upon injection. Most often used to effectively smooth out deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, Radiesse is also often used to add volume to the mid-face area. Typical results last anywhere from nine months up to one full year.

Dermal Filler Treatment and Recovery Details

A dermal filler treatment session typically lasts between 20 to 30 minutes. Dr. Ghafouri will use a topical anesthesia to numb the area before injection . A fine needle is used to inject the filler into the treatment area(s). Afterwards, there is typically little to no downtime, gaining dermal filler treatments the nickname “lunchtime treatments,” as patients can come in on their lunch hour to have a treatment and then return to work or normal daily life.


How long does a dermal filler treatment last?

A typical dermal filler treatment lasts 30 minutes.

Will my results be immediately noticeable?

Yes, you immediately notice a smoother face contour where fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.

How long will my results last?

Depending on the dermal filler used for treatment, your results can last anywhere from six months up to two years!

Are there any risks or side effects associated with dermal fillers?

Though extremely rare, the risks associated with a dermal filler treatment can include excessive bruising, swelling, tenderness, raised bumps on or under the skin, poor healing, infection, allergic reaction and vision abnormalities. For a more comprehensive list of risks and side effects, talk to Dr. Ghafouri.

Why should I have Dr. Ghafouri perform my dermal filler treatment?

Effective dermal filler treatment involves an extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy; this is necessary for targeting treatment areas with precision and accuracy. As an experienced and knowledgeable oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Ghafouri has a special interest in providing non-surgical treatments in Mesa and Scottsdale, like dermal fillers. His education, expertise and experience in facial enhancement procedures — both surgical and non-surgical — allow Dr. Ghafouri to provide a safe treatment with the most natural-looking, long-lasting results.


Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists

9431 E. Ironwood Square Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 905-1010

Fax: (480) 905-6988

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm

Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed