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Dermal Fillers

Adding Volume to Hollowing Areas

Examples of

Filler Placement

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Filler For Lips

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Filler For Chin

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Radiesse for NOSE

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What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that can be injected underneath the skin to temporarily restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, as well as enhance contours of the face. Dermal fillers are used to help:

  • Smooth out lines around the nose and mouth

  • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples

  • Plump the lips and/or remove vertical lip lines

  • Reshape or enhance the nose and/or chin

  • Create the appearance of a more chiseled jawline

  • Improve symmetry of facial contours

 

What are Dermal Fillers made with?

 

We carry a variety of FDA-approved products that are generally categorized by the substance they are made from. *Note: always make sure that you are receiving FDA-approved, brand name fillers, which are only available through a licensed physician, such as a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA): HA is a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps keep the skin plump and hydrated. These fillers are soft and gel-like, producing results that tend to last 6-12 months, if not longer, before the body begins to gradually and naturally absorb it. Most of them include lidocaine to help minimize any discomfort during treatment. Some FDA-approved HA fillers include:

  • RHA 2, 3, & 4

  • Juvéderm Voluma XC & Ultra Plus XC

  • Restylane Lyft

  • Belotero Balance

 

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): CaHA is a naturally occurring substance that is found primarily in bone and tends to have a thicker consistency and lasts longer than HA (1 year or more on average). When used as a filler, it's typically placed for deeper lines and wrinkles and has been reported to help stimulate natural collagen production. FDA-approved CaHA fillers include:

  • Radiesse

Poly-L-lactic Acid: This filler is a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic substance that assists in smoothing fine lines, as well as deeper facial wrinkles by stimulating the body's natural collagen production. Even though the filler itself dissipates within a few days after treatment, results can last over two years. FDA-approved Poly-L-lactic acid fillers include:

  • Sculptra Aesthetic

 

Fat grafting: An alternative to fillers that tends to be more permanent is the transfer of our own fat to areas that require more volume. Although this option requires surgically removing the fat, the incision is very small and the results tend to last for many years. Fat transfer is typically performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, as it requires specialized training.

 

Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Candidates must be in good health, do not smoke, have no active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions, and must have realistic expectations of the outcome, as results may vary by individual. During the initial consultation, your physician will determine if you are a good candidate for dermal fillers or if an alternative cosmetic technique will yield better results.

How are the Dermal Filler Injections Performed?

Prior to your injections, you will have the option to numb the area using a topical anesthetic or a cold compress, so plan to incorporate a little extra time to your appointment if you'd prefer to utilize this method. Then, using a small needle, the doctor will inject dermal filler into the desired areas. Depending on the filler used, initial results may dissipate or increase over time. 

*Dermal fillers are recommended on a case-by-case basis, as medical history, age, skin laxity, budget, and desired results are all contributing factors to the doctor's final recommendation. Come see us today for a free consultation.

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