Dermal Fillers

What areas of the face are treated with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are products that are used to “fill” facial folds and restore volume to areas of the face that have begun to suffer the effects of aging. The improvements are immediate and natural-looking. Depending on the product chosen, effects can last up to a year or more.

Common areas include facial folds are the nasolabial folds (the “parenthesis” surrounding the mouth) and marionette lines (starting around the corners of the lower lip and extending downward). Mild to severe folds respond well to this treatment.

Volume loss often occurs in the cheek and lip areas. Dermal fillers are used to restore the natural and youthful look of sculpted cheeks and fuller lips.

Certain fillers can be used to fill vertical lip lines, acne scars and pockmark scars.

What can you expect after treatment?

Immediately after the treatment you may experience swelling that can last up to a few days. Bruising can occur up to 3 days after treatment and last up to a week to 10 days. You may be able to help minimize bruising by stopping all non-physician prescribed blood-thinning medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, St. Johns Wort and Ginko) 7 – 10 days prior to treatment.

How long do results last?

Depending on the product chosen, results may last six months to several years.

Below are the dermal fillers that we use in our office:

Bellafill®

Love your filler and want longer-lasting results? Bellafill® may be for you. Bellafill®, an FDA approved long-acting filler, is different than other fillers in that it restores rather than just fills for natural, enduring results. It is a collagen-based filler with PMMA microspheres that re-creates the firm structure of younger-looking skin by supporting the production of your body’s own collagen. Bellafill® is indicated for midface volume restoration. Results can last from 3 – 5 years.

Juvéderm®

Juvéderm® is an injectable gel with a smooth consistency that instantly restores skin’s volume. It is a made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps add volume and hydration. Juvéderm® is injected under the skin to instantly provide a smooth, natural look and feel. Results can last up to 12 months. This filler is indicated for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, tear troughs, and lip enhancements.

Juvéderm® Voluma® XC

From the Allergan family, comes the newest hyaluronic acid product Juvederm Voluma® XC. Voluma® is an FDA approved filler indicated to help correct mid-face volume loss associated with aging. When treated to correction, results can last up to 2 years.

Voluma

Vollure

Volbella

Juvederm Ultra

Juvederm Ultra Plus

Results of Dermal Fillers

To view examples of our dermal fillers treatment patients at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, please click here to view our photo gallery.