Dermal fillers refer to a variety of different products that can be used to fill in deep lines in the skin and add fullness back to the face.

Dermal fillers are also used to add fullness and definition to the lips and cheeks. For clients in Boca Raton seeking facial aesthetic treatments, dermal fillers offer a non-invasive and highly effective solution to giving the face a more youthful glow.

As you age, the skin on your face can sag and the fatty tissue beneath your skin can break down, leaving you with more wrinkles and creases than you’re used to seeing. Dermal fillers can help you restore your youthful appearance and:

  • Soften facial wrinkles
  • Plump thin or uneven lips
  • Recontour surfaces of the face
  • Decrease shadowing on lower eyelids
  • Restore shallow contours of the cheeks

There are several types of dermal fillers trusted by doctors. Each type of filler offers different overall benefits and lasts for varying amounts of time. Read on to learn more about your options for addressing your areas of concern.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a brand name for a variety of dermal filler that use hyaluronic acid to plump and refill the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance already found in the soft connective tissues of your body. In its natural state, the body uses hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is used the same way.

Juvederm is a gel-like formula approved by the FDA that flows easily into the areas of the skin that require a little help. Your doctor can inject Juvederm into the face along with the help of an anesthetic lidocaine to help reduce the pain associated with injectable fillers.

The results from Juvederm can last up to one year depending on the area of the face where it was injected.

Restylane

Restylane is also a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Just like Juvederm, Restylane works with the body by using a substance already found in the skin. It comes in a clear gel and is also free from animal proteins. Restylane is perfect for vegan or environmentally-conscious individuals. This brand of fillers also requires no allergy testing and is safe for allergy-prone skin.
Restylane is primarily used to plump areas of the skin that have collapsed or sagged due to aging. It is also injected into areas prone to wrinkles. The effects from Restylane can last up to 6 months.

Radiesse

Moving away from hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Radiesse is a dermal filler that uses calcium. Because Radiesse uses calcium to plump and reform the skin, you can think of it as an extra layer of protection built up to keep wrinkles and lines at bay. This dermal filler contains calcium-based microspheres and gel that provide structure and encourage your skin’s own collagen to fill the area of application.

The results from Radiesse can be seen immediately and get even better over time. As your skin reacts to the calcium in this dermal filler, it continues producing collagen for several months and can extend results up to one year.

Radiesse can even be used on hands to restore a youthful look by filling in lines and plumping the skin around tendons and veins.

What to Expect

When you schedule an appointment for dermal fillers with our specialist, you can expect a full consultation to address your areas of concern. We’ll work with you to determine the best dermal filler to use.

During your appointment, the injection areas is cleansed, and an anesthetizing agent is applied to help reduce the minor discomfort you might feel. The application process itself usually only takes a few moments on each area you want to see improved.

Once you and your doctor are happy with the results, you’ll be ready to leave the office. You might experience some minor swelling and discomfort, but these side effects can be alleviated with the use of an ice pack. Any tenderness of the skin usually only lasts a day or two at most.

If you’re interested in dermal fillers, call our office to make an appointment today.