Dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments used to restore volume and integrity to the skin to diminish fine lines and produce collagen over time creating a long-lasting youthful appearance.
Our faces naturally lose volume as we age, and dermal fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra are used to restore or enhance volume. Fillers are used to plump lips, enhance facial contours, soften wrinkles, improve the look of scars, and removal dark circles and hollowing under the eyes. This procedure is quick and requires no downtime. Results are immediately noticeable and can last up to 2 years depending on the type of filler used. Your physician will help you determine which product is best suited for your concerns.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
The most common type of dermal fillers is based on Hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar found in human skin. Hyaluronic acid based products restore volume to the skin to correct wrinkles and folds and plump lips. Fillers may also be used for a jowl lift and to define the jawline. The effects of Hyaluronic acid based fillers may last up to 24 months.
RADIESSE® stimulates your body’s natural collagen to grow around the injected material. Because RADIESSE is made from calcium hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in human bones, it is eventually safely absorbed by the body. Visible results from treatment may last up to a year.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable filler made of polylactic acid and is effective for restoring facial volume. Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates collagen growth to help restore facial contours and plump sunken features thereby creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. The visible results of Sculptra Aesthetic injections may last for years.