What are dermal fillers? Smooth fine lines on your lunch break

Dermal fillers are a quick, minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or add volume to an area of the face. There are many different types; some are made of synthetic material and others are made from substances that the body itself produces.

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Here are some quick facts about dermal fillers:

  • Can be used on nearly any area of the face
  • Popular target areas are crow’s feet, laugh lines, and thin lips
  • A range of options to choose from that last for different durations

Perfect for those with a full schedule, dermal fillers are viscous substances injected beneath the surface of the skin and differ from BOTOX as they do not affect muscle movement. Patients select dermal fillers when they want a natural-looking, youthful appearance with as little downtime as possible. 

Why choose Dr. Markelov for dermal fillers in Tampa?

Dermal Fillers at AM Plastic Surgery can transform the way you carry yourself and give you the chance to look the age you feel, with no downtime. Dr. Markelov loves seeing how this simple treatment can upgrade a patient’s presentation and allow their self-confidence to soar.

Dr. Markelov’s high-level training and his experience teaching other plastic surgeons sets him apart from the competition. Here is just a small selection of his educational and professional achievements:

  • Double board-certification
  • Completed plastic surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical
  • Center, a top learning institution in the US
  • Was honored with a 2012 Patients’ Choice Award for his excellent patient care
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Treatment details

Undergoing treatment with facial fillers is quick and easy; in fact, many people do it on their lunch break. Injections are performed in-office and can take anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, depending on patient need. Using a very fine needle, your filler will be injected just beneath the surface of your skin. Patients who undergo dermal fillers:

  • Experience little or no discomfort 
  • Can return to work immediately after the procedure
  • Have noticeable results right away, though it takes about two weeks for most fillers to settle

Your candidacy A customized plan

At AM Plastic Surgery, we carefully listen to each patient's preferences and study their medical history before performing any procedure. Each person’s goal is different, and we suggest the type of dermal filler to use based on each patient’s individual needs. 

You may be a candidate for dermal facial fillers in Tampa if:

  • You want more volume in the face or lips
  • You are looking for a non-surgical way to soften lines and wrinkles
  • You are in generally good health

Many types of facial injections are available, and our staff would be happy to help you find out which filler is right for you. 

Dermal fillers for men

Dr. Markelov knows how much a man’s image can impact his social life and his romantic relationships. Having a more refreshed, youthful appearance at work could even mean a promotion. Dermal fillers can:

  • Increase self-confidence, especially for socializing 
  • Subtly take years off the face
  • Add definition to the jawline
  • Minimize a double chin

A man’s facial structure and musculature differ from that of a woman and require a different skill set. Dr. Markelov specializes in cosmetic procedures for men, and he works closely with each patient to determine which filler would best meet his needs.


Patients require no downtime after dermal fillers, making the treatment extremely convenient. Some may experience the following:

  • Mild soreness or discomfort
  • Mild redness, swelling, or bruising

AM Plastic Surgery may recommend that patients ice the area and avoid exercise or excessive heat for a day or two. Dr. Markelov gives each patient detailed aftercare instructions that are specific to what their body needs.

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AM Plastic Surgery Where excellence breeds confidence

Dermal Fillers in Tampa can transform the way you carry yourself with no downtime. Contact AM Plastic Surgery for a virtual consultation with Dr. Markelov today.

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