Skin Filler Treatments

Skin fillers are an excellent fix to the unwanted wrinkles and facial sag we experience as we age. These treatments, also known as dermal fillers, are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, lift cheeks, smooth file lines, or plump the lips, depending on the product selected. The results are both subtle and long-lasting, making this an excellent option for most aging faces. Below, you’ll find information about some of our most popular skin filler treatments. If you’re curious about which skin filler will work best for you, schedule a consultation at our Chesterfield office today.

 

JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel

JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a smooth consistency gel capable of restoring volume to skin and smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. These skin fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps add volume and hydration.

 

What are the Benefits of JUVÉDERM®?

JUVÉDERM® is a safe, effective, and a non-surgical skin filler, making it a perfect option for those that want to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles. Unlike most hyaluronic acid fillers, which have granular consistencies, the smoothness of this skin filler allows for easy injection and instantly natural results.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra is a separate but similar type of skin filler. It allows for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, another form of JUVÉDERM®, is for correcting deeper and more severe wrinkles and folds.

There is a skin filler for every type of fine line, allowing for a completely personalized treatment tailored by your healthcare professionals to meet your needs. The results make you look naturally younger and refreshed, and they can last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® is also the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color.

 

Procedure & Recovery Time

The injection itself usually takes approximately 15 minutes. There is minimal recovery time for this skin filler. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. This will help minimize risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.

Some temporary symptoms, such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps may occur, but they usually clear up on their own within a week. Any swelling at the injection site can be minimized with an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare provider will tell you when makeup may be applied after your treatment.

 

What are the results?

Most patients see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas and only need one skin filler treatment to achieve optimal results. Results may vary, and touch up treatments may be required to maintain results, but JUVÉDERM® can smooth lines and wrinkles for up to a year.

 

Radiesse®

Radiesse® is a synthetic injectable skin filler that has been FDA-approved to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and creases around the nose and mouth. These skin fillers do this by augmenting the skin’s natural collagen supply. This is a safe, effective and long-lasting alternative to injectable collagen and other dermal fillers, as it not only smooths wrinkles but adds volume and contour to the face for an overall younger, fuller, smoother appearance. With just one or two Radiesse treatments, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural look that lasts.

 

What are the benefits of Radiesse?

Radiesse is composed of microspheres in a water-based gel. The microspheres-made of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which stimulates the production of collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles. The effect will also add younger-looking suppleness to the face. Radiesse is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones. There is no need for pre-treatment allergy testing, as these skin fillers are absorbed naturally by the body over time.

Radiesse can be used on many areas of the face and body. Numerous studies have shown Radiesse to be especially effective for filling and correcting smile lines, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and other lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to treat depressed acne scars and oral commissures.

 

Procedure and Recovery Time

During this skin filler treatment, your doctor will clean the treatment area and administer a series of quick injections with a fine needle. Treatments typically take 30 minutes and require only local anesthetic. There is little to no downtime for some injection sites and more downtime with other sites. Many patients return to their normal activities after their appointment.

Patients typically need only one or two treatments to achieve the full effect of Radiesse. Your doctor may recommend a follow-up appointment to determine whether you will benefit from additional treatments.

 

What are the results?

Results from this skin filler are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to a year or more. Touch-up treatments can prolong Radiesse’s effects. Studies have shown that patients require fewer re-treatments with Radiesse than with other leading dermal fillers.

 

Restylane®

Restylane® is a skin filler treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This product works especially well in the nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Restylane replenishes lost volume in the skin to restore youthful contours to the face, lifting and supporting tissues non-surgically. The outcome is a younger, smoother look with fewer lines and wrinkles. Results are immediate and long-lasting.

 

What are the benefits of Restylane?

Restylane is a clear, synthetic gel made with purified hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that is found throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid works with collagen to support the skin and keep it smooth and supple. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane has been modified so it lasts longer. Restylane also contains no animal products, unlike many of the substances that are found in other injectable cosmetic fillers.

 

Procedure and Recovery Time

A Restylane injection takes just a few minutes and requires only a local anesthetic. During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. Do not expose the treated area to intense heat or cold for the first few days after the treatment to avoid swelling. Once Restylane has integrated into the body, it will adjust to your normal body temperature.

 

What are the results?

In general, the effects of Restylane treatments last six months. Results vary by individual and depend on many factors, such as the patient’s lifestyle, age, structure of the skin, the degree of perfection demanded and the practitioner’s injection technique. Touch-up and follow-up treatments will make the improvements of Restylane last longer. Most patients choose to have a touch-up treatment within six months to a year of the original skin fillers.

 

Get Skin Fillers from Skin Care Specialists

Not all skin filler treatments work for every person, so it is important to visit a dermatologist or skin care specialist to discuss your options. No matter which skin filler treatment you’re interested in, only a medical professional can provide the service you want. If you want to learn more about how any of our dermal fillers can improve your complexion, come to our Chesterfield office for a visit.

Contact us to schedule a consultation today.

 

*Results may vary per patient.

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*Results may vary per patient.