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What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants or facial fillers, are injected to smooth wrinkles, add volume or soften features without the need for surgery. These products use active ingredients that occur naturally in the body, such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite. After injections, the results safely reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
How Are Facial Fillers Used?
Dermal Filler Treatment Areas
Dermal fillers can rejuvenate the face and provide immediate results to the following areas:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Dark circles or hollows under eyes
- Adding volume to the mid-face
- Filling in the lines and creases under the mouth
- Lip augmentation
- Nasolabial folds
Types of Dermal Fillers
Here at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, we offer a range of dermal fillers. Our lineup covers all facial areas and can be used in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments for best results. Learn how they can restore a smooth, youthful, and vital appearance to your face.
Juvéderm® is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that helps maintain skin volume and hydration. Juvéderm is available in modified versions that are useful for facial wrinkles and folds. It also binds with collagen and elastin, transporting essential nutrients to the fibers that make up much of the support structure of the skin.
Juvéderm currently boasts a collection of fillers that volumize, plump, and smooth areas of your face. This product line includes Juvéderm XC, Voluma XC, Ultra XC, Volbella XC, and Vollure XC.
Restylane® is also made from hyaluronic acid, but it is used mostly for moderate facial lines and wrinkles as opposed to lifting and contouring purposes. Restylane is often used in conjunction with Botox and Dysport to enhance and extend the life of results.
A primary benefit of Restylane is that it contains nothing of animal origin. Everything in the formula is naturally occurring in your body so there is no need for allergy testing before receiving injections.
Before & After Dermal Fillers
Radiesse® is made from calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, rather than hyaluronic acid. Radiesse stimulates collagen production and tissue regeneration. As a result, it produces both immediate and extended results.
Most commonly used for moderate-to-severe wrinkles, Radiess is a long-lasting injectable. Radiesse is an alternative to injectable collagen and other fillers that smooth wrinkles while adding facial volume and subsequently contouring.
We are pleased to offer Sculptra, a “bio-stimulatory” filler that takes facial fillers to a new level. Collagen production decreases as patients age. However, Sculptra can rstore collagen to the face and essentially “reverse” the signs of facial fat loss.
Sculptra’s main ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid, is long-lasting, biocompatible, and biodegradable. Sculptra restores tissue loss by replacing lost volume with your body’s own collagen. The injections are often done in a series of treatments and Dr. Flaharty can develop a custom plan with you in order to achieve your goals.
Facial Fillers with Dr. Flaharty
Dermal Fillers Treatment
When administered on their own, most dermal filler treatments are quick and simple. These outpatient sessions typically last for about 30 minutes, allowing patients to pop in for a boost and return to their normal activities soon afterward.
Prior to the procedure, a member of our aesthetic team first cleanses the treatment area and marks the skin. The injections themselves take only seconds, and discomfort is managed with topical anesthetics or ice. These fillers can be combined with other services such as Botox or facial plastic surgery.
“All I can say is the proof is in the mirror! Have been a patient of Dr. Flaharty many years, and the difference is amazing… Although I was much younger when I started – I look much better now! Great staff, very knowledgeable and highly qualified RN’s, Lot’s of convenient locations too. I’ve never walked away disappointed.” – Lisa V.
The Injection Process
Dermal Filler Results
Following a treatment, Dr. Flaharty recommends a cold compress to minimize swelling. Depending on the product used and the patient’s anatomy, results are visible immediately and usually last for many months.
Risks of Dermal Fillers
Although dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra are considered safe, there is a risk of side effects. It is important to see an experienced injector for your fillers, such as the staff at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, to reduce your chance of developing side effects. Temporary and mild risks include:
- Pain or tenderness
- Lumps or bumps
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Schedule a Consultation
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