What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a great way to 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. Luckily, Juvéderm, Belotero, Restylane and Radiesse can help. These hyaluronic acid fillers work instantly to fill in areas on the face and hands where volume has been lost.* We will discuss which filler is right for you when you come in for a free consultation at Skin Medical Aesthetics.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a product family of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers restore volume and fullness to the face, including the cheeks and lips. They can also soften facial wrinkles and folds, giving you a smoother and more youthful appearance. We use Juvéderm products to lift, smooth out, or plump your way to subtle results that last!
What is the Juvéderm family of fillers?
With the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) currently on the market, Juvéderm’s smooth gel formulations flow smoothly under the skin and can reduce the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles by restoring lost volume in facial tissue. We carry all of the products in the Juvéderm collection. Each product is designed to treat different needs:
- VOLBELLA XC subtly restores lip volume and reduce lip lines.
- VOLLURE softens facial lines and wrinkles, smoothing the appearance.
- VOLUMA XC adds volume to the cheeks to correct age-related sunkenness/hollowness.
- Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC provide volume to the lower face and lip region.
At your initial consultation, we will assess your skin and face to determine a customized treatment plan to restore volume and create a more balanced look.* All of these products are suitable for every skin type.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a volumizing filler consisting of calcium-based microspheres suspended in gel. Patients with moderate-to-severe wrinkles and marked volume loss can benefit. It is excellent for filling in the temples, contouring the cheeks, and plumping up the hands. Radiesse is also commonly used to soften smile lines and marionette lines (the creases that run from the chin to the corners of the mouth).
Radiesse is a unique filler that helps to restore your natural collagen. It acts as a scaffold underneath the skin that provides a robust structure and stimulates your existing collagen into action. This stimulation of collagen can continue for several months after the procedure, resulting in long-lasting outcomes.
What is Belotero?
Belotero is also a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that is injected into the face to smooth out or fill in facial lines and folds. This filler treats deep wrinkles, the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nostrils to the corner of the mouth), acne scars, and thin lips. The hyaluronic acid gel in Belotero Balance acts like a sponge, holding water to fill in wrinkles and folds.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler used to diminish facial lines and restore fullness in the face and hands. As we age, the face and hands naturally lose subcutaneous fat, and our muscles end up working closer to the skin’s surface. This makes smile lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles more visible. Thankfully, Restylane can help. This injectable uses a flexible hyaluronic acid gel to instantly fill in areas on the face and hands where volume has been lost. With a custom treatment plan from Skin Medical Aesthetics, you can turn back the clock on the aging process!
What should I expect during treatments?
During your appointment, one or more fillers will be injected into the predetermined areas of your face. We strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible, and we can provide you with an anesthetic to limit any pain. The smooth dermal filler gel is injected slowly using a small, thin needle to minimize any bruising. We will then massage the area to balance out the filler and give you a completely natural look.
What can expect from the results?
For many people, corrective treatments can last from 6-12 months, with specific products delivering real results that last even longer.* However, each client is unique, and the length or your results will depend on how quickly your body metabolizes the product. We encourage you to schedule touch-up treatments, as dermal fillers eventually leave the body.