How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work in several ways depending on the type of dermal filler. We offer a few brands of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. These safe, effective fillers come in various formulas to address different concerns. Some dermal fillers stimulate collagen production, which takes weeks to months, while hyaluronic acid fillers provide immediate results. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin, where it attracts and binds moisture to maintain hydration and youthful plumpness.
Which Dermal Filler is Right For Me?
We offer hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Juvederm, Belotero® and Restylane®. The latter is a family of fillers working on different face areas. All work similarly, so we can choose any combination that we feel will work best for you.
Restylane® Family of Fillers
Members of the Restylane® family can be used for hollow areas under the eyes, defining and firming the jaws, restoring volume and fullness to the cheeks, and plumping the lips. They also excel at treating lines and wrinkles around the mouth and in other areas. Formulas like Restylane® may contain lidocaine, an injectable numbing agent, to make each injection more comfortable.
Belotero® is often the preferred filler for deep wrinkles and creases. It has a soft gel formula that maintains a natural appearance while holding up to the stresses of these difficult locations. It works well on nasolabial wrinkles, marionette lines, and other deep, hard-to-treat areas.
Should I Have a Facelift or Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can do a remarkable job of smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles. However, it can only do so much to address skin laxity, sagging, or drooping. If you have deep lines and wrinkles caused by loose skin, dermal fillers may not provide the desired results. A facelift can tighten the skin and underlying structures. It also requires surgery and several weeks of recovery. Dermal fillers take only a few minutes to inject and usually require no downtime, but results are temporary.