Fillers Q & A
How do dermal fillers work?
As you get older, you lose that cushioning layer of fat under your skin that adds plumpness and volume. To make matters worse, you also start losing skin-tightening connective tissues known as collagen.
Dermal fillers help with all of these issues. While each line of dermal filler is made of different components, they all contain a gel-like substance that’s designed to replace lost fat and restore volume.
Some types of dermal fillers (like Juvéderm®) contain hyaluronic acid, while others (such as Radiesse®) have calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. These clinical-grade ingredients are designed to stimulate collagen production, so as they dissolve, they help your skin naturally become firmer and tighter.
What can dermal fillers treat?
Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa offers a wide variety of premium dermal fillers, so you’re sure to find an option that works best for your needs. Some of the top-requested available dermal fillers and what they treat are described below.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
Ideal for smoothing out moderate to severe facial lines, wrinkles, and folds, Vollure is best known for resolving parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC
This injectable is designed to be a lip plumper. Whether your lips have thinned out due to aging, or if you’ve just never had the fuller lips you want, Ultra XC may be right for you.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
Want more defined, contoured cheeks? Then Voluma may be right for you. The breakthrough technology behind Voluma replenishes midface volume loss.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
The unique blend in Volbella makes it beneficial for plumping your lips, while also smoothing out perioral lines (lipstick lines).
Restylane includes several lines of premium products that can be used to enhance and plump your lips, smooth out lines around your mouth, and lift and volumize your cheeks. This revolutionary dermal filler is even ideal for restoring volume and reversing the signs of aging in the backs of your hands.
Radiesse is best suited for minimizing the appearance of nasolabial folds that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Plus, Radiesse is ideal for restoring mid-face volume loss. Because Radiesse has calcium, it actually restores the cheekbones without having to do something more invasive like cheek implants. Radiesse can even correct volume loss and smooth out lines in the backs of your hands.
Belotero Balance is one of the best injectable treatments for smoothing out the fine lines above the lips called ‘smoker’s lines.’ Even if you have never smoked, years of pursing your lips can cause fine wrinkles above and below the lips. Beletero Balance is the thinnest of the dermal fillers so it can be injected just below the top layer of skin. Beletero Balance is perfect for fine lines.
How long do dermal fillers last?
One of the many reasons dermal fillers are among the most in-demand treatments at Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa is because they’re incredibly long-lasting. Depending on which type of dermal filler you select and the severity of your volume loss, you can expect to have optimal results for up to 12-24 months. It’s even safe to get dermal filler injections again once they wear off.
Schedule your dermal filler consultation at Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa today. Book online or over the phone.
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