While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
These FDA-approved injections of hyaluronic acid fill deep lines and wrinkles to restore youthful volume, perfect for cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and more.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA-approved HA fillers include:
Radiesse®is an injectable filler used to plump wrinkled or folded areas of the skin, most often on the face. As it works, Radiesse®stimulates the naturally occurring collagen beneath your skin. It works immediately, can last for up to two years, and is a highly sought-after choice for dermal filling.
Radiesse®is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres that work immediately upon injection. CaHA is made up of ions of phosphate and calcium, which occur naturally in the human body.
The injectable gel initially does all the work of filling in the volume you want. As time goes on, though, the CaHA stimulates your naturally occurring collagen, allowing your skin to produce more of its own filler. The hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon in the gel help to create a structure that mimics connective tissue.
Eventually, the CaHA absorbs back into your body, leaving your collagen in its place. Because of the science behind Radiesse treatment can last for well over a year - even up to two years for some people.
Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue and specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips.
Belotero Balance penetrates deep into the sub-layers of your skin. It binds to the moisture there and fills and plumps in the wrinkles and folds that have developed in the region. It adapts to the unique contours of your face, so you don't have to worry about a “one-size-fits-all” treatment that won't work for you.
The unique chemical formulation of Belotero Balance ensures that it produces a smooth, flexible gel that blends into the natural structure of your skin. It can even fill in the most stubborn of wrinkles and creases.
Results are immediate, and it lasts about six to twelve months. The gel is naturally broken down over time by your body and as this occurs, the wrinkles will slowly reappear.
Sculptra cosmetic is used for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles. It is not injected into the lips or used around the eyes.
The active ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic compound that encourages the formation of new collagen. For this reason, it takes several treatments, about four to six weeks apart, for results to become obvious. The number of treatments a person needs will depend on the extent of facial aging.
In a clinical study published in 2011, the effects of Sculptra lasted up to two years after the first treatment session was completed (an average of three injections).
RHA Dermal Fillers are clear, colorless, injectable gels that can correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. RHA Dermal Fillers come in 3 different formulations: RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4.
RHA (resilient Hyaluronic acid) fillers are made to mimic the natural hyaluronic acid that hydrates your skin. The unique structure of the hyaluronic acid in RHA fillers makes this the first filler line that treats dynamic wrinkles and maintains natural facial movements.
RHA fillers work with our facial movements, unlike other injectable fillers, resulting in a more natural look.
The average longevity of RHA fillers is about 15 months. As with other fillers, the duration depends on the area treated, sorter with areas with high movement, longer in static ones.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that helps facilitate the skin’s ability to stay hydrated. Hyaluronic acid fillers are body-safe clear gels that, when injected beneath the skin, can help to fill in facial wrinkles, restore volume loss, and refine your facial features.
Revanesse® is one of the fastest-growing dermal fillers in the US for a reason. Our unique formulation, developed and manufactured in small batches with rigorous quality control in a state-of-the-art facility, is optimized for versatility to produce the results you want—your look, your way. Revanesse® dermal fillers are designed for minimal pain, swelling, and downtime. Available in the US, Canada, and the UK, our reputation among patients and providers grows by the day. The natural look and feel of our results have made Revanesse® the name on everyone’s lips.
Dermal filler injections are non-surgical and typically completed during an office visit. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation. During your consultation, we will evaluate your area(s) of concern and review your medical history. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, you need to fully disclose your medical history before treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results.
It is very important to let us know if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, as these increase the likelihood of bruising.
Just before the actual treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the treatment. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment with a few exceptions.
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