Filler such as Juvederm/Restylane/Radiesse/Belotero/Sculptra
What are dermal filler products like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero?
Dermal fillers are injections of organic products used to restore volume loss and eliminate unwanted wrinkles.
With time, we all lose about 1% of the skin’s collagen per year after the age of 18. These products can help restore that loss and treat areas besides just wrinkles. These include:
How does dermal filler like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero work?
Through the natural aging process, sun damage, and gravity, the substances in our skin start to breakdown. This results in a sagging appearance that presents as wrinkles, volume loss, and tired looking facial features. Dermal fillers use hydronic acid gels and other substances to enhance and restore what time has taken away.
By restoring volume loss, a youthful and refreshed look is achieved. When used appropriately, one does not look drastically different. You still look and feel like yourself, just a few years younger.
What is a dermal filler treatment like?
Getting a dermal filler treatment is a quick and easy procedure. It is a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure that typically takes about 10 minutes after numbing. During your consultation, a skincare expert will discuss various treatment options, go over the different dermal fillers available, and help you decide which treatment option is best for you.
Before the procedure begins, the skin is cleaned and a topical numbing cream is applied. For most patients, the topical numbing cream is able to achieve a painless procedure. However, in some cases, we performed a nerve block to ensure total comfort. Many fillers now include lidocaine which is a mild anesthetic to ensure a comfortable procedure.
After you have been made comfortable, a series of injections are performed to the target area. Following the procedure, you are able to immediately return to normal activities. If large areas are being treated, such as the cheekbones, we may ask you to take a day off from exercising or strenuous activity. The most common side effect is some mild bruising that resolves after a few days.
What’s the difference between the various dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero?
Another type of dermal filler uses a different organic compound found in our bones to enhance and restore the skin. This substance is known as calcium hydroxylapatite and is used in the product Radiesse. It is ideal for treating deep lines, enhancing and defining the cheek and jaw bones, and during hand rejuvenation.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a relatively older filler when compared to other products.
It has been studied for decades and has a well-established safety profile. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra helps your body stimulate its own collagen production. This creates and restores facial volume that has been lost due to time, gravity & damage. After a series of 1-3 treatment sessions spaced out a month apart, the stimulated collagen growth can last up to two years. This treatment is ideal for people with deep volume loss resulting in sunken temples and cheeks.
Will I look unusual or funny?
No. In the hands of a professional, dermal fillers are used to enhance your natural appearance. You will still look like you, but just well rested and a few years younger. Most people will have a hard time determining what exactly was performed, but will notice you have a more attractive and healthy appearance.
How long do the treatments last?
Results typically last 1–2 years and are seen immediately. The areas treated and product used determine how long the effects last.
Why should I get dermal filler with Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center?
We are the skin care experts. At Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center, we are experienced and knowledgeable in all of the various treatment options available. We have access to all the latest cosmetics including Botox, filler, and vein treatments. We are able to combine various cosmetic treatments, prescription creams and medicines, as well as vitamin supplements to restore you to your maximum health and natural, youthful appearance.
We also know when to say no. Sometimes too much filler or other cosmetic treatments can make one look unnatural or overdone. Our approach results in a well rested, youthful, confident appearance; not drastically changing how you, your friends, and family view you.
Trust your appearance to a board certified dermatologist. Call us today or request an appointment online to see which dermal filler is best for you.