Dermal fillers can provide results, whether you want to diminish lines and wrinkles, achieve fuller, softer-looking lips, or restore lost volume to facial features. Dermal fillers come in a range of formulas so that we can choose the ideal one for your treatment.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
We offer two types of dermal fillers, Belotero® and Restylane®. Both are made of hyaluronic acid, the most popular dermal filler material. This molecule occurs as a natural part of the skin’s structure, and it attracts and holds moisture, making the skin fuller and more hydrated. While both contain the same material, the formulations work differently for better results in different areas.
Belotero® excels at filling deep lines and wrinkles. Its soft gel formula works well for difficult areas. Restylane® encompasses a family of dermal fillers and can address lines and wrinkles around the mouth, enhance the lips, and add volume. The hyaluronic acid in both formulas works with the skin to add immediate volume, then draws in additional volume as the hyaluronic acid attracts moisture. This lifts the skin from beneath, filling in the lines and wrinkles and diminishing their appearance.
What to Expect After Dermal Fillers
Your dermal filler session will last about half an hour, depending on how many injections you need. Some of the injections contain lidocaine, so each one makes the following ones more comfortable. Because of the lidocaine, you may have some mild numbness right after the treatment that will wear off within a few hours.
The most common effects people notice after dermal fillers are mild swelling, bruising, or soreness. These will resolve on their own and will only last for a few days. You will be able to see your results immediately after your session, with lines and wrinkles diminished right away. Unlike some dermal filler materials, hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, so the chances of causing a reaction are almost nonexistent.