Dermal Fillers smart skin dermatology

Dermal Fillers

( JUVÉDERM® , Restylane®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, RADIESSE®)

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.

The best-available fillers are the brand names Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse. Each type of filler is designed to address specific cosmetic concerns and promote a youthful, radiant appearance. While there are differences between each type of dermal filler, each is primarily focused on adding skin fullness and volume to various areas of the face.

  • Glabella (between the eyebrows)
  • Under eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Acne scars
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Crows feet
  • Brow furrows

Based on your personal beauty goals, we at Smart Skin Dermatology can identify the perfect dermal filler for you during our consultation. If you’re considering dermal fillers, here’s what you need to understand about the specific benefits of each type of filler and how they each uniquely achieve the results you desire.

JUVÉDERM®: JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers are made from hyaluronic acid gel and primarily used to address cheek and chin volume loss.

Restylane®: this filler has tons of variations including Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne, and Restylane® Kysse. It’s used to address all kinds of aging and wrinkle-related concerns in all areas of the face.

Sculptra® Aesthetic: this injectable poly-L-lactic acid is a gradually acting filler that addresses shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles and promotes the production of new anti-aging proteins.

RADIESSE®: this filler uses calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Dermal fillers are a quick, non-invasive procedure that takes less than 30 minutes — even as little as 10 minutes depending on your treatment. After your initial consultation, you may be slightly numbed in the area with a topical application of anesthetic cream and your injector will go to work. Immediately after your procedure, you may have redness and swelling, but results will show up immediately. Bruising is a relatively common side effect from these injections. Be sure to avoid supplements and non-essential medications that increase the chance of bruising prior to your visit.

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