As we age, there are changes that occur underneath the skin’s surface that affect our facial appearance. We lose bone mass, fat and collagen which can contribute to a more aged appearance. There are a variety of products and treatments we offer to address surface changes to the skin due to aging and sun damage, including topical retinoids and laser treatments.* However, these treatments will not address the underlying volume loss in the face. Even plastic surgery procedures, such as facelifts, do not tackle this issue. Dermal Fillers are an important tool we have utilized for many years at The Center for Dermatology to restore and rejuvenate the face.* The uses of Dermal Fillers can range from filling in lines and wrinkles to preforming more substantial facial revolumization.* Our experienced staff expertly utilizes Dermal Fillers to give our patients a natural, refreshed and more youthful appearance.*
Dermal Fillers Offered at The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery
We offer a broad range of dermal fillers at our facility. Based on our patient’s individual needs and goals, we help match them with the most appropriate product to achieve their aesthetic goals.* We encourage you to visit our photo gallery to view before and after photos.
JUVÉDERM® – JUVÉDERM® is the smooth gel hyaluronic acid filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose.* With just one treatment, patients may achieve smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.*
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ – 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.*
BELOTERO – BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.* BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction.*
RADIESSE – RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the outcomes are virtually instant.* Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging.* What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.* The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler.*
SCULPTRA – Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen.* It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen.* SCULPTRA gives you subtle results over time.* It replaces lost collagen and gives you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away.*
RESTYLANE AND PERLANE – Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L® are all members of the Restylane family of products. Each is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to instantly, visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or add fullness to your lips.*
Common Uses for Dermal Fillers
Lip Enhancement – Lips also lose volume as we age. Additionally, some patients present with asymmetries in their lips that we can correct with fillers. We strive to enhance lips but not make them look overdone.*
Filling Wrinkles and Facial Folds – Wrinkles around the mouth, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, respond very well with dermal fillers.*
Filling Very Fine Lines – With some of the newer filler options available we are able to treat very fine lines, such as the lines above the upper lip.*
Replacing Facial Volume – Restoring facial volume to areas such as the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes helps patients achieve a rested, refreshed and youthful look.*
What to Expect Post Treatment
The results for this procedure can be seen immediately after the product is injected, with the exception of Sculptra. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising, lasting from a few days to up to about two weeks with these procedures. We typically recommend a topical anesthetic application prior to the injection of these agents.