Dermal Fillers

botox-dysport-restylane-radiesse-juvedermDermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:

  • Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
  • Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
  • Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
  • Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
  • Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
  • Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra

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JUVÉDERM® Ultra injectable gel replaces the hydration your skink has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is a breakthrough in dermal fillers  and is the first smooth-consistency gel and only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to a year!

You can experience the benefits of Juvederm injectable gel in a quick, in-office procedure.  It is injected under your skin to instantly smooth wrinkles and folds on your face with visual results immediately.  It has been tested on all skin phototypes, both male and female, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of Juvederm. There is no downtime with Juvederm and patients return to normal activity after treatment.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®

What is JUVEDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel?

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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

What else should you know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?

  • First and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
  • Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities
Restylane®

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The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne.

There are many factors that contribute to skin aging, one of which is a loss of hyaluronic acid.  As a result, your skin can begin to develop wrinkles and folds. The good news is you can do something about it. Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

 

 

 

Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for a younger-looking you.

Just like Restylane, Perlane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  What makes Perlane different is the average size of the particles and the depth of injection. On average, the gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane, which makes Perlane a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.

In a clinical study of laugh lines (nasolabial folds), at least 95% of patients treated with Restylane continued to see results for up to 18 months after initial treatment when patients returned for a follow-up treatment at 4.5 or nine months.

Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane®and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21.

Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaineis for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21

Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles in patients over the age of 21.

Restylane® Refyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21.

Restylane® Defyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21.

RADIESSE®

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RADIESSE® wrinkle filler does more than just “fill-in” lines and facial wrinkles – it replenishes volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen with results that last up to a year or more.  It is a safe FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, long lasting, youthful look.  It can restore facial volume as well as correct smile lines, Nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.  RADIESSE® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin in a safe, simple and minimally invasive procedure.

Results are immediate and may last a year or more in many patients.  Touch up treatments may be recommended depended on your needs.

Dermal Filler FAQs

Dermal fillers are a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years.

Don’t confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have.

Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.

There’s every reason to consider dermal fillers to correct signs of aging that are beyond what skincare products can do. It’s not that great skincare can’t make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin (believe us, we know the remarkable benefits a state-of-the-art skincare routine can provide) but age, muscle movement, fat loss, gravity, and sun damage among other factors will eventually take their toll. Without question, fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot.

We ask that you avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E prior to having a treatment as these products may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

After discussing your goals with the Nurse, the area may be numbed. The injection is then used in the specific area. Results are immediate. Side effects may include bruising or swelling. Most side effects resolve within a few hours to a few days. The treatment generally takes about 45 minutes, and you may resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

A personal consultation with our Doctor and/or one of our nurses at Vitalia MedSpa will determine which filler is best suited to meet your individual goals. The cost of the treatment is based on the filler type chosen, as well as the amount of filler used.