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Dermal Fillers

As we age, we lose the collagen and elastin that gave us youthful volume in our facial features.

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can smooth wrinkles and plump skin to rejuvenate your appearance.

Dr. Stuart Baker in Champaign, IL, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide natural-looking, non-surgical rejuvenation...

What Can
Dermal Fillers Correct?


Dermal filler injections can reduce signs of aging
in the face, such as:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Lost Volume
  • Depressed Scars
  • Thin Lips

Give Yourself the Gift of Smoother Skin

The loss of collagen can make us appear older than we feel, but we don't have to put up with the signs of aging that appear on our faces. Dr. Stuart Baker can provide you with dermal fillers to smooth your skin, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.

If you wish to experience the benefits dermal fillers can provide, we invite you to contact our practice serving patients throughout the Greater Champaign, IL, area:

(866) 893-4979

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Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me?

Dermal fillers are a popular solution that has benefited millions, but it's not right for everyone. Dr. Baker will only recommend fillers if he determines you are a candidate. Generally speaking, dermal filler candidates: 

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have the right amount of skin laxity

If you have excessive skin laxity, Dr. Baker may recommend a more invasive solution such as a facelift instead.


Day of Procedure


Dr. Baker will apply numbing cream to the treatment site or inject local anesthesia into the area to ensure your comfort.


An antiseptic will be applied to the area to prevent infection.


Your doctor will perform the injections in the areas specified during your consultation.

Dermal filler appointments at our practice serving Greater Champaign, Illinois, can take as little as 15 minutes to complete, so they can fit conveniently into your schedule.


After your appointment, you can continue with your day as normal; however, there are some general instructions you should follow for the best results:

  • Avoid disturbing the treatment site for several hours as this could cause the filler to migrate to another area.
  • Avoid sleeping on the treatment site for several days.
  • Avoid using harsh skin products like AHAs and retinoids for 24 hours.
  • Avoid wearing oil-based makeup on the treatment site for 24 hours.
  • Minimize sun exposure for about 24 hours. For lasting results, use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, wear protective clothing when in the sun, and stick to shady areas when outside.

You won't have to take any time off of work, but the fillers may result in mild side effects that can make it uncomfortable to be out in public for a few days.

Understanding the Side Effects

After receiving dermal fillers, patients may experience side effects such as:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Discomfort

When performing your dermal filler treatment, Dr. Baker will do everything he can to minimize the chances of these side effects developing. If you do happen to develop one or more of these symptoms, they should improve on their own over time. You can use over-the-counter pain medication and cool compresses to alleviate any discomfort.

The Results of Fillers

Though fillers will plump your skin immediately, you may have to wait until any side effects subside to have an idea of your final results. Your final results should appear within a week.

Injectables like JUVÉDERM, RADIESSE, and Restylane can last as long as eighteen months to two years, but results will vary considerably from patient to patient. You may need touch-up treatments about every six to 12 months, depending on the severity of your cosmetic concerns and the location of the treatment site.

In addition to touch-up treatments, patients can consider receiving other nonsurgical skin procedures to achieve their rejuvenation goals.

Praise for Dr. Baker and His Team

"The most difficult part of this was editing my thoughts down to something of reasonable length. I have too many glowing words about Dr. Baker, all of you ladies, and my experience." A.L.
Dr. Stuart Baker

The Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He has been recognized as a "master injector" by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® products, for excellent patient outcomes. In addition to being a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also an orthopedic hand surgery specialist. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — ASPS 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — ASAPS 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — AACS 
  • American Medical Association — AMA 

Use our online form to schedule a consultation at a location near you in Monticello, Champaign, or Decatur. Or call us at:

(866) 893-4979

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