What are dermal fillers used for?
There are lines and depressions in the face that can not be corrected with Botox and Dysport, such as hollows under the yes, smile lines, and deflated lips and cheeks. Dermal fillers fill those spaces and give you the plump youthful appearance that’s lost with aging. Our focus is to give you the most natural looking, yet subtle enhancement or reversal of signs of aging with dermal fillers.
What’s new in Dermal Fillers?
In the past, we mostly used Restylane and Perlane for improving the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds), and lines extending from the corners of the mouth(Marionette lines) as well as lip enhancement. With newer advances, other fillers have been added to that line up, each with its own advantages and characteristics.
Today, a new trend of injecting one’s own fat that has been processed with uniform fat particle size, enriched your own plasma and growth factors has become popular. It is known as autologous fat grafting.
For smaller volume enhancement or reshaping of the face, there is another solution: the dermal filler that lasts at least 5 years: Bellafill.
Are you tired of repeated dermal filler injections that don’t last long?
Enter Bellafill/ Bellalift, the 5 year filler.
This is the latest addition to our collection of dermal fillers. Bellafill is a third generation dual phased filler which contains 80% Bovine collagen and 20% PMMA microspheres. The results of treatment with Bellafill for volume and shape restoration as well as acne scar enhancement are natural looking, long lasting (at least 5 years), and stimulates your own body’s natural collagen production, caused by the PMMA microparticles. The enhancement is immediately visible and gets even better with time. One may need as few as 1 to as many as 20 syringes of Bellafill to achieve long-lasting results that look natural, depending on the location and the amount of volume loss.
Juvederm Voluma: This is an FDA approved filler, which is very cohesive, and made of dense hyaluronic acid molecules, used for facial volume restoration and lifting. It is primarily used in the check area (that will affect how deep the appearance of the lines around the mouth and nose are). The advantage of this filler is that it’s a one time treatment that lasts 18-24 months. It is well tolerated and potentially reversible if there is a need to remove any excess filler.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: These are very refined hyaluronic acid products that are naturally found in connective tissue, and may outlast Restylane and Perlane for the same indications. The duration of effect can be up to a year.
Belotero: This is a filler for correction of fine lines and has the same indications of Restylane. It is the latest dermal filler in the line up with the main advantage that it looks the best among all fillers around the eyes, as well as a great filler for superficial lines.
Radiesse: A very smooth filler with long lasting results, with duration of effect of at least 1 year. Very cost effective for the volume added. This can be used anywhere on the face except for the lips. Another great usage of thsi filler is for volume restoration to the back of hands.