As we age, our facial appearance is slightly altered by changes that occur underneath the skin’s surface. 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 That We Offer
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 a hyaluronic acid filler in the form of a smooth gel that doctors use to quickly smooth away the wrinkles that appear around the nose and mouth.* After one treatment, you may achieve natural-looking, smooth results that can last as long as a year.*
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ – JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel that will instantly add volume to the cheeks.* This gel will give you a slight lift and will restore contour to the face, giving you a more youthful look. This treatment can last up to 2 years in patients 21 and over.* This treatment differs from JUVÉDERM® XC in that it works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC will smooth out moderate to severe folds and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, like parentheses.* JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, on the other hand, addresses the cheek area, adding volume.*
BELOTERO – BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler consists of hyaluronic acid or HA. HA is a natural component of the skin and occurs naturally. When it binds with water, HA fills in folds and wrinkles, allowing immediately and smoothly correcting the skin.* 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 instantly so the outcomes are virtually immediate.* When injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler will diminish the signs of aging by adding lift and volume.* RADIESSE is unique in its ability to act as scaffolding under the skin, giving you structure and promoting your own natural collagen growth.* Natural collagen continues to produce for multiple months, extending beyond the initial effects of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler.*
SCULPTRA – Sculptra Aesthetic is a new facial injectable that is made from poly-L-lactic acid. This treatment replaces any lost collagen in patients, correcting any shallow to deep facial folds and wrinkles.* 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 – the Restylane family of products includes: Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These products are all a clear gel of hyaluronic acid (HA) formula that is designed to act like the hyaluronic acid that’s naturally produced in the body. This helps to instantly add fullness to your lips and reduce the moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles.*
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.