You have probably heard of dermal fillers before, but what are they exactly?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments that plump up your skin to smooth out any wrinkles, provide you with better facial volume, and give you a more rejuvenated appearance. Dermal fillers focus on your facial structure and appearance. If you’re looking for an immediate and long-lasting option to reverse the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance, then you may want to consider Juvederm®!
So, what can dermal fillers do for you?
- Provide you with a more youthful look
- Smooth out wrinkles around your eyes, nose, forehead, and mouth
- Help level a bumpy nose
- Aid in eliminating dark shadows under your eyes
- Plump up your lips, cheeks, temples or jawline where you have lost volume
- Help to get rid of scars from acne or injury
- Help reduce early jowling
- Makes your face more symmetrical
There are many types of dermal fillers available on the market today but Juvederm® is the world’s leading brand for hyaluronic acid facial fillers. This is why Aesthetic Imageworks uses Juvederm®. You might ask… What makes this particular brand so great? It’s because this product seamlessly blends into your tissues and gives you a natural look with a vibrant feel!
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. What is hyaluronic acid? Why it’s a natural substance in your body that helps moisturize your cells for healthy skin!
There are various types of Juvederm®…
Here are the types of dermal filler we offer:
- Juvederm® Ultra: Used to treat fine facial lines and wrinkles, usually around the lips and eyes.
- Juvederm® Ultra Plus: A thicker form of this filler that folds and lifts wrinkles embedded deep within your face such as in your cheeks, nasal labial and smile lines.
- Juvederm Voluma® XC: Administered far inside your cheek, adding volume beneath the surface of your skin.
- Juvederm Volbella®: Plumps areas in your lips for a full, natural look and ensures they are proportionate from top to bottom. This filler also reduces the appearance of fine lines around your mouth.
Each of these treatments achieves slightly different facial rejuvenation goals. The best way to determine which Juvederm® option is right for you is to speak with one of our experienced consultants in person.
JUVEDERM® ULTRA AND ULTRA PLUS
Juvederm® Ultra is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler that enhances and rejuvenates your look by adding volume to the skin and restoring structure to deeper tissues. The results from Juvederm® are smoother and more natural looking than those produced from collagen injections.
Dr. Sinha recommends Juvederm® Ultra for patients who are looking to smooth fine lines and facial wrinkles. It is a very effective treatment for:
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Vertical lip lines
- Repairing downturned mouth corners
- Plumping cheeks
- Smoothing eyebrow creases
- Eliminating forehead lines
The loss of volume in your face is one of the main signs of aging. The amount of volume loss that occurs varies from person to person. In some cases, it can lead to significant changes in facial features, such as the loss of cheekbone definition. Dr. Sinha can use volumizing dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma® to provide you with the effects of a face lift and restore a more youthful look without the need for extensive plastic surgery.
Dr. Sinha uses Juvederm Voluma® to:
- Add volume to the cheek area
- Restore facial contours
- Improve lines around the cheeks, chin, and cheekbones
Dr. Dave Sinha is an advanced injector trainer and regularly mentors other cosmetic surgeons on how to administer Juvederm Voluma®. Due to this specialized background, he is able to perform treatments using longer lasting injectables such as Juvederm Voluma®. Very few surgeons have the training and background to administer this long-lasting treatment.
Juvederm Volbella® is a filler meant to add subtle volume to the lips, as well as smooth lip lines. Made up of hyaluronic acid, this filler is also made with smaller particles so that fine lines and delicate areas can effectively be treated. The results from Juvederm Volbella® are softer and more natural-looking than some other fillers, which makes it a great choice for individuals who want a subtler improvement. Most patients can return to their everyday activities directly after treatment, so you will be looking and feeling great in no time!
Your entire procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and is virtually pain-free. You should see your results immediately. In most instances, results for Juvederm® Ultra last up to 6 months, while Juvederm® Voluma patients can enjoy a more youthful look for up to 2 years. Juvederm® Volbella can last up to one year.
Dermal fillers are one of the safest aesthetic procedures you can get so come into Aesthetic ImageWorks for treatments with confidence! Visit us for a complete consultation to see if dermal fillers are the right option for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are dermal fillers and Botox® the same thing? What is the difference between the two?
While both help to eliminate wrinkles, dermal fillers plump up areas of your skin whereas Botox® freezes certain muscles. You might consider getting both treatments together. Why? You can prolong the results of your treatments. How? The hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers breaks down quicker in areas you use frequently like your mouth because you use it for speaking and eating. If you get Botox® and then go for a dermal filler treatment, the Botox® relaxes muscle movement allowing the filler to be less likely to deteriorate at a faster rate.
How do you get dermal fillers?
Visit your local doctor or dentist who is fully certified to safely treat you with dermal fillers. Your nurse will inject you with a natural gel so you can leave with confidence. Dermal fillers are not permanent but depending on the type of dermal filler you get your results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Wow! This will keep you smiling and when you need to go back for more treatments, you already know what to expect.
Are dermal fillers painful?
You might feel slight discomfort during the injection of your dermal filler but you are given an anesthetic before the treatment begins to help ease this uncomfortableness. It only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to administer dermal fillers. When you are done, any sort of discomfort you may experience will diminish.
When will you notice the results of your dermal filler?
You can see visible results as soon as your treatment is over but full results will take about 4 weeks to show. You will be proud to show off that beautiful face after an appointment for dermal fillers!
What are some kinds of after-care you should note once you have had your dermal fillers?
- Avoid blood-thinning medications for about a week after your treatment but, always speak to your doctor for alternatives if need be
- Do not wax or tweeze your hair for 3 days post-treatment
You should not get dermal fillers if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from a neurological disorder or have any allergies. We want to make sure your treatments are safe!