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 is a brand name for a variety of dermal fillers that uses hyaluronic acid to plump and refills the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally 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 anesthetic lidocaine to help reduce the pain associated with injectable fillers.
The results can last up to one year.
Restylane filler is also hyaluronic acid based. 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. Restylane requires no allergy testing and is safe for allergy-prone skin.
Restylane plumps areas of the skin that have collapsed or sagged. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The effects from Restylane can last up to 6 months.
Radiesse Dermal Fillers
Moving away from hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Radiesse is a dermal filler that uses calcium. Because Radiesse uses calcium to plump and reforms 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.
Radiesse results are immediately visible 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.
We can even make your hands look more youthful with Radiesse.
What to Expect from Dermal Fillers
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.
First, we clean the injection area and apply an anesthetic agent to help reduce any discomfort. 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. However, you can alleviate side effects with the use of an ice pack. Any tenderness of the skin usually only lasts a day or two at most.
Interested in dermal fillers? Call our office to make an appointment today.