As we age, it's not just wrinkles that we have to worry about. We also start to lose volume in our faces, making us look tired, gaunt, and even angry. Luckily, dermal fillers can help to restore lost volume and give us a more youthful appearance. But that's not all they can do. Let's take a closer look at dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. They contain various materials, including hyaluronic acid and collagen. It’s also possible to use your own fat cells as a filler material.
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin using a small needle. You can use them to add volume to the face, plump up lips, and fill in wrinkles. The results are usually immediate and can last for several months or longer. Longevity depends on the product and the treatment area.
Common Uses for Soft-Tissue Fillers
Soft-tissue fillers commonly help to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Facial folds
- Skin depressions
- Flat cheeks
- Poor chin definition
- Petite lips
- Desired or lack of volume
Fillers are made from a variety of materials, such as:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Poly-L-lactic acid
- Calcium hydroxylapatite
Fillers can be injected into the skin using a traditional needle or microcannula. The injection process takes only roughly 30 minutes, and the results are often immediate. No recovery time is required, although some people may experience temporary bruising or swelling at the injection site. The results of a filler treatment can last for several months, sometimes even years.
Dermal Fillers Available at Edgebrook Dermatology
JUVÉDERM® is a facial injectable that temporarily helps to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. It contains hyaluronic acid, which is also found naturally in the body. JUVÉDERM® is FDA-approved and considered to be safe and effective. The same can be said for the entire JUVÉDERM line. This collection is FDA-approved and #1 in America!
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC is a dermal filler that helps to restore lost volume in the cheeks and mid-face. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity, and our faces start to sag. This can leave us looking tired or angry. But with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, you can help to restore lost facial volume and achieve a more youthful appearance. Since it is a denser formula, results can last up to 2 full years.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is a facial injectable that helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles temporarily. It can also be used on the lips if desired. It is most commonly used for the smile lines (nasolabial folds & marionette lines) around the mouth. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is injected into the skin using a fine needle and does not require any downtime. Results are typically seen instantly and can last for a year or more.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is an injectable filler that temporarily adds volume, hydration and fullness to the lips. The injectable gel can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It is the perfect formula for very natural, pillowy lips.
What Happens During a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin and helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. During a JUVÉDERM dermal filler treatment, a gel made of hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin. The gel works to replenish the skin's hyaluronic acid levels, and as a result, the area appears smoother and younger. It also adds a flattering boost of volume to the injection site.
Dermal filler treatments are minimally-invasive, relatively quick, and can provide dramatic results. Most people see a noticeable improvement in their appearance after just one treatment.
However, the results of a dermal filler treatment are not permanent, and the body will eventually dissolve the gel. For this reason, most people need to repeat the treatment roughly every year to maintain their results. We can work with you to determine an ideal maintenance schedule. The perk about this is that there is no permanent tie to injectables, making them a wonderful way to naturally enhance and sculpt your facial features.
Will My Injectable Filler Results Look Natural?
When it comes to injectable fillers, one of the main concerns is always whether or not the results will look natural. After all, no one asks to end up with a face that looks overdone or unrealistic.
The good news is that when injected by a skilled and experienced professional, injectable fillers can provide natural-looking results. This is because the fillers are strategically injected into specific areas to restore volume and plumpness. As a result, you end up with a refreshed and more youthful appearance. You can count on our injectors to deliver the outcome you deserve, safely and honestly.
Book a Dermal Filler Consultation in Rockford
If you're considering getting dermal fillers, it's important to choose a board-certified dermatologist with experience and fully trained physician assistants performing the treatment. At our Rockford, IL location, our skilled team can help you achieve the look you desire. Give us a call at 815-229-9333 ext. 2 to get started.