Refresh Your Look and Bring Back the Natural Contours of Your Face
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are safe and FDA approved to help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. * As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. This means that facial muscles must work closer to the skin’s surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. Facial skin also stretches as we age causing the skin to sag and wrinkle adding to the loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle. Fillers work instantly to fill in areas on the face where volume has been lost.
Dermal fillers can be very helpful for those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation and may be used to:
- Refresh your overall appearance
- Contour the face for improved symmetry
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Reconstruct/contour deformities in the face
- Decrease/remove lower lid shadows
- Plump skin due to the loss of collagen, elastin and fat
Types of Dermal Fillers We Use
HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS
Brand names include: Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero Balance, Revanesse Versa
Hyaluronic acid injections are used to improve the skin's contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury or lines. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It's also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers.
Brand Names: Radiesse
Found naturally in human bones Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a mineral-like compound. It is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used. Calcium Hydroxylapatite is known to produce a very natural result, doesn't migrate and side effects are rare.
Brand names include: Sculptra
Polylactic acid is a synthetic dermal filler that is injected into your face, that works to revitalize your body's own production of collagen. This type of dermal filler is known as a stimulator. This non-toxic, biodegradable substance has been used for more than 40 years as suture material. Polylactic acid is known to work particularly well in the lower half of your face and is unlike other dermal fillers because it doesn't produce immediate results. Instead, it stimulates your own body's collagen production, so results appear gradually over a period of a few months.
What Can I Expect During a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Our practitioner will carefully assess your patterns of volume loss, recommend a customized treatment plan, and select the most appropriate dermal filler for optimum results and correction. Treatment time varies with minimal to zero downtime. Advanced techniques are performed to minimize bruising and promote optimal patient comfort. Treatments typically take 20-40 minutes and the amount of dermal filler needed will depend on volume loss and the areas you would like to restore to their natural beauty.
What Type of Results Can I Expect from Dermal Fillers?
You can expect to see immediate results, resume normal daily activities and enjoy your results for 6 months to 2 years depending on product choice. Follow up appointments are encouraged within 4 weeks of treatment. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed to maintain long-term results.