What are Fillers?
Fillers are usually a gel-based substance containing hyaluronic acid, which is used to plump up the skin of the face. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, but over time, your skin’s ability to manufacture hyaluronic acid diminishes. Most fillers are a cross-link of hyaluronic particles which maintains the moisture and nutrient levels within the skin cells, giving it the appearance of volume and suppleness. Once injected, the gel replenishes the hyaluronic acid that has been lost over time causing a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dermal filler provides visible and long-lasting results in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles as well as in plumping up the lips, and filling in the cheek area.
Where can Filler be applied?
Many facial regions may benefit from tissue augmentation with filler. The procedure can be used for lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and forehead, and facial contouring. Small amounts of filler can be used in conjunction with Botox® to soften wrinkles between the eyebrows. Small amounts of filler can also be used to accent the brow bone, augment the chin, or even treat traumatic and acne scarring. Fillers can be injected into the earlobe to plump the skin, allowing stud earrings to sit in a proper position on the ear.
Who is the ideal candidate for dermal filler?
A great potential candidate for filler is in good mental and physical health. Fillers are a great option for those looking to erase blemishes and reduce wrinkles due to aging. It is also an effective alternative for those who do not want to undergo surgery or other invasive treatments to target signs of aging.
Juvaderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero
Though you may have heard the term Juvederm more often, Restylane, Radiesse and Belotero are also common types of filler that are used along with Juvederm. Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid filler, that upon injection, will provide natural looking and quick results.
Radiesse® is a volumizing filler that will provide the volume and lift needed to diminish signs of aging. Rather than hyaluronic acid it is composed of calcium, another substance that occurs naturally in your body. It also provides structure and stimulates natural collagen all at the same time.
Belotero is an FDA-approved filler that functions to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and volumizing under the eye.
By using these various fillers you’ll be able to instantly smooth away wrinkles and restore volume loss due to aging. Everyone will notice, but no one will know!
Why choose Treasure Valley Dermatology?
Treasure Valley Dermatology’s experts provide optimal results because of their commitment to the latest procedures and techniques. They take the time to ensure that the procedure is conducted properly to lower the risk of complications, which decreases the amount of pain, redness, and swelling. They answer all questions honestly, so patients receive the truth about a product, not just what pharmaceutical companies want patients to know. They’re continuously seeking the latest treatments to provide the best and safest results for their patients. Patient satisfaction is their top priority, and it shows. With so many dermal fillers on the market you can rely on the expertise of our board certified dermatologists to help you choose the treatments that are right for you and your skin.
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