What are dermal fillers and what are they used for?
A dermal filler is an injectable material that is used to restore youthful volume, fill wrinkles, or a combination of both. While there are a variety on the market, most are made from natural substances found in our skin, such as hyaluronic acid. This leads to an extremely low incidence of allergies, but is also why they are temporary. While dermal fillers were first used for filling individual wrinkles, advances in product and technique have given us the ability to contour and reshape parts of the face that is a much more powerful anti-aging tool.
Why are there so many and what is the difference?
When dermal fillers first came on the market, there were relatively few options, and the same product was being used for many areas. Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the number and types of products available. There are now specialized products that perform better in distinct regions of the face. It is important to see an experienced injector with a working knowledge of these available fillers to give you the best result.
What areas of the face can be treated with fillers?
The list of applications for fillers is growing. We can treat many areas of the face depending on your anatomy and concerns. Some examples of areas treated include:
- Hollow temples
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Weak cheekbones or loss of fat high in the cheek
- Liquid Rhinoplasty
- Thin lips
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth
- Nasolabial Folds (smile lines)
- Weak chin (Microgenia)
- Severe acne scars
What can I expect with a treatment?
Filler injection is a treatment done in the clinic and is generally quite well tolerated. If there are certain areas that are more sensitive for you, we can help anesthetize the area to minimize discomfort. This may include topical numbing creams or strategic nerve blocks. Downtime is minimal, but there can be mild bruising in some areas. There are no significant restrictions after the treatment.
DO I HAVE TO KNOW WHICH PRODUCT AND WHERE?
Absolutely not. As part of our consultation prior to service, our experienced team will discuss which products will best suit your desired result.
Will I look overdone?
When done well, the results are very natural and help to restore a more youthful appearance.
The results are usually immediate, however certain areas (such as the lips) may swell for 24-48 hours. The duration of effect differs by filler and area injected.
What is the cost?
Pricing is based on the area(s) treated and products used. Prices start at $400.
- Juvaderm Voluma – $800/syringe
- Juvaderm Volbella – $400-$600/syringe
- Juvederm Ultra – $600/syringe
- Juvederm Ultra Plus – $600/syringe
- Restylane – $600/syringe
- Restylane Silk – $600/syringe
- Restylane Refyne – $600/syringe
- Restylane Defyne – $600/syringe
- Restylane Lyft – $600/syringe
- Sculptra – $700/vial