A common issue that many people deal with is lost facial volume. Skin starts to sag and crease, and the youthful look fades into an aged one. Restoring lost volume with facial fillers is a common and effective option that works great for bags under the eyes, facial creases, lost volume in the temples and more.
What Are Facial Fillers?
Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero®, Voluma, Sculptra®, Bellafill, and Radiesse® are all Dermal Fillers. They are made of a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar chain found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite, which is also a naturally occurring biocompatible substance. It lasts longer (9-12 months) than hyaluronic acid and is used in the deep cheeks, under the eye, and temples. Bellafill, a permanent filler, often lasts 5-7 years. It adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance. Many patients need at least one treatment of filler (though some may need two or more) to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. The results last about 6 months, except Belotero, which lasts 4 months in fine, shallow wrinkles. The filler Sculptra is also considered a collagen stimulator.
Why choose Utah Valley Medical Spa?
At Utah Valley Dermatology we make it a point to understand the importance of appearance and presentation. We have created our profession around helping people look and feel their best everyday and want to help you do the same.
Keep reading below to learn more about the different options that are available at our office. We’ll make sure you feel comfortable with your choice.
Please contact us today with any questions or concerns about Dermal Fillers and we would be happy to work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan. Call us today or schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. David Myers.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Dr. David Myers | Expert Injector
As a certified Expert Injector and an Allergan Medical Institute Faculty Member, many patients trust Dr. Myers for excellent results with facial fillers. Dr. Myers is highly experienced with fillers, and even teaches best practices to others.
Lip augmentation, lip enhancement
Plump lips are very attractive, and a sign of youth. Naturally, many want a fuller look in their lips. There are several lip fillers that safely and effectively add volume to the lips.
Some are worried about lip injections because the lips are sensitive. But the procedure is simple and not painful. There may be a slight sting, but the doctor can provide a numbing agent beforehand to lessen the stinging.
Results are immediate and last for about half a year, generally. And after a lip filler procedure, your lips won’t feel strange. In fact, despite the change in shape and fullness, your lips won’t feel much different than your lips before.
And remember, this isn’t a permanent procedure. In time, your lips will go back to their original state.