Restore volume, smoothen skin, and improve hydration.
What are Fillers/Dermal Fillers
Skin naturally loses its hyaluronic acid (HA) component as we age, making it look old and wrinkled. Fillers prevent this by replacing lost HA with bio-compatible hyaluronic acid to restore the skin’s plumpness and serve as a natural moisturizer. During the treatment, a very thin needle is used to inject tiny amounts of dermal fillers into problem areas to restore volume, smooth the skin, and improve hydration.
What does it target?
Wrinkles, sagging, dryness, loss of volume on face and lips. There are different types of dermal fillers for your skin concerns:
- Jeuveau Dermafillers: Jeuveau™ is a prescription drug that can be injected in the muscles of adults to temporarily freeze the nerves and improve the look of glabellar lines which are frown lines between the eyebrows. These neurotoxins are successful at paralyzing the muscles in the face to smooth them out and make the patient look younger.
- Juviderm plus: Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the exact same formula, but contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, to make the injection more comfortable. Juvederm Ultra Plus is made with a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that’s found naturally in your skin and makes your joint spaces feel slippery.
- Voluma: Voluma is a unique new filler from the makers of Juvederm and Botox. It was approved by the FDA in December 2013 and is the first filler to claim it can “temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area of adults over the age of 21.”
- Volbella: Volbella is the latest FDA-approved injectable to be added to the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers. This non-surgical lip augmentation treatment is designed to plump the lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, also known as perioral rhytides or perioral lines.
- Vollure: Vollure is a hyaluronic acid filler from the Juvederm family of products. Released in 2017, it is approved for the improvement of laugh lines, sometimes referred to as nasolabial folds, and lasts up to 18 months. It is a versatile filler best used for mild lines and folds around the lower face.
One session usually takes less than 30 minutes, with instantaneous results. You may experience minimal swelling, redness, and discomfort, but these subside within a few days to a week after the treatment. Lidocaine (an anesthetic) is incorporated in the fillers, to minimize discomfort. The effects of Belotero, Juvederm, and Restylane last for about six to eight months, while for Perlane and Voluma, it’s around eight to 12 months.