If you’re dissatisfied with the wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or want to increase your facial volume with natural-looking results, you should visit Dr. Tessa Modiri. She offers the latest advancements in dermal fillers at Renu Medspa in Bel Air, Maryland. Popular products like Restylane®, Juvẻderm®, and Perlane® are available to enhance your natural beauty and reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, hands, and neck. To regain your youthful looks, schedule a consultation with Dr. Modiri online or by calling the office.


What are fillers?

Fillers are minimally-invasive injectable treatments Dr. Modiri uses to restore fullness and volume to your face that is lost due to the natural aging process. Dermal fillers are an effective treatment for:

  • Enhancing facial contours
  • Plumping up thin lips
  • Reducing fine lines and crow’s feet
  • Improving the appearance of scars

Depending on your needs and the results of your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Modiri, she might use Juvẻderm or Restylane, both made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your skin, that adds hydration and volume to your face. She can also use Perlane treatments to add fullness to your cheeks and smooth smile lines.


How do dermal fillers work?

Dr. Modiri discusses your cosmetic goals to create a customized treatment plan suited to your goals. Not all fillers work the same, so she evaluates your skin to determine which one will help you achieve your desired results.

Using a small needle, Dr. Modiri injects the fillers into the top layers of skin in your face.

She may provide numbing medications to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Injection treatments can range from 10-30 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.


What can I expect after a filler treatment?

Immediately after treatment, you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Numbness
  • Discoloration

The treatment area may also be tender, painful, or swollen for a few hours. These symptoms should resolve on their own, and once they do, you’ll see the results of the fillers immediately.

You can expect to return to your normal activities. However, Dr. Modiri may advise you to avoid strenuous activities for at least 24 hours and avoid sun exposure to the treated area.


How long do filler results last?

In most cases, results of dermal fillers will last from 3 months – 2 years, depending on the filler Dr. Modiri uses and the location of the treatment area. She can give you a better-defined timeline once you have a customized treatment plan.

Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers help to minimize fine facial lines with a goal of restoring the volume and fullness in a face that fades with age. Fillers can:

  • Plump up someone’s lips if they feel they are too thin
  • Improve the overall appearance of any recessed scars
  • Enhance any shallow contours
  • Soften any facial creases

While many people who are aging are looking to use fillers to help them achieve a more youthful look, all ages are able to take advantage of dermal fillers.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a good candidate for dermal fillers is someone who does not smoke, is physically healthy, has a positive outlook on life, has realistic goals and commits to maintaining good skin health.

*Individual results may vary


Fillers are a non-invasive treatment option that uses special injections to help someone improve their overall appearance. The natural process of aging will change the way someone looks over time and is a natural part of life. Part of the aging process includes losing subcutaneous fat in the face, which means that the muscles in the face are going to be closer to the surface of the skin.

When this happens, fine lines and wrinkles are going to be much more obvious. Dermal filler substances can have natural components or consist of synthetic compounds. Natural fillers are more common than synthetic due to the fact that natural fillers use compounds already present in the body.

Fillers work by replacing the hyaluronic acid that is naturally lost through the aging process. This acid plays a large part in providing the volume, structure and elasticity the face needs to look its best. Natural dermal fillers contain an injectable gel that uses hyaluronic acid in order to help replace what the body naturally loses. Dermal fillers are also able to encourage the body into making more hyaluronic acid on its own, which can lead to an increase in collagen.

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, which is going to be dependent on the area of the injection and the type of dermal filler.


The filler process

A consultation with a medical professional is always necessary before a patient is able to get any filler treatments. The filler process begins by applying a numbing cream to the patient’s face or the specific area. A medical professional will then determine the most effective location to insert the filler.

We determine the proper location during the initial consultation in where you state what features you want to enhance. Depending on the exact procedure, we will determine how long the filler process will take, with the average time being about 45 minutes.

Follow-up care for fillers

Immediately after the filler procedure, the patient may experience swelling, bruising, brief numbness or redness. The patient may even feel if too much filler is in the treated area. All of these are completely normal and will begin to fade in a matter of hours.

Topical creams and gentle massage may be necessary to provide the patient with the proper follow-up care for fillers. It is important to avoid strenuous activity for at least two days following the procedure and avoid any excessive heat or sunlight for about one day.

Medical Spa

A medical spa is a place that offers a variety of aesthetic treatments from highly trained medical professionals. A medical spa is able to offer advanced skin care treatments and understands that healthy skin is an important part of someone’s overall health.

A medical spa is a place where people can go to learn more about which cosmetic treatments are going to work best for their particular issue, which gives them choices when it comes to improving their overall appearance.

Face injections

Dermal filler face injections are a nonsurgical and therefore noninvasive process that can often be completed in only one visit to the doctor’s office. Since the face is a delicate area, many fillers will also contain a mild anesthetic in order to help decrease any discomfort during the actual procedure.

Dermal fillers can use a number of face injections in order to get the right amount of filler into the facial area, which does tend to cause the patient some slight and temporary swelling and/or bruising.