Dermal Fillers


What is Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers commonly incorporate hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance present in the body responsible for keeping the skin hydrated, plump, and elastic. However, as we age, the production of HA in our bodies diminishes.

Fillers are administered through injections into the soft tissue of the skin. Once injected, the filler effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and other visible signs of aging. Our Sacramento patients seek treatments for the following concerns:

  • Lips
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Under eyes
  • Chin
  • Hands
  • Smile lines

The gel used as dermal filler varies in thickness, with the choice of filler depending on the specific facial area being treated. For instance, products like Restylane Silk® and Belotero® have a thin consistency and are ideal for addressing under-eye areas and fine lines around the lips. On the other hand, thick gels like Juvederm Voluma® are specifically employed for cheek augmentation. Below are the brands of dermal filler injectables we use:

  • Belotero®
  • Juvederm® Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vobella, Vollure
  • Radiesse®
  • Restylane ® Silk, Lyft, Refyne, Defyne
  • Restylane-R®
  • Restylane® kysse
  • Restylane® Contour
  • Restylane® L
  • RHA 2
  • Rha 3
  • Rha 4
  • Rha Redensity 

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Our bodies naturally produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, each playing a vital role in maintaining plump, supple, and hydrated skin. However, as you age, the skin tends to become thinner and drier due to a decrease in the production of these compounds.

Dermal fillers offer a solution by adding volume and lifting the skin. These fillers are injected using a small needle containing a gel that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Many injectables incorporate hyaluronic acid (HA), a biocompatible substance found naturally in the body. This means that HA is absorbed without any adverse effects, and the body can break it down naturally.

What Is the Treatment Process?

The dermal fillers are injected into the soft tissue using a needle or cannula. Depending on the case, multiple injections may be necessary during a single treatment session. The procedure typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes.

The results obtained from dermal fillers are impressive, offering age-defying effects that endure for approximately 6-18 months. In certain cases, patients experience longer-lasting benefits, lasting nearly two years. However, as the treatment is not a permanent solution for wrinkles, patients return for follow-up treatments based on their individual needs and desired outcomes.

What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

The benefits of this anti-aging treatment include:

  • No scars
  • Immediate results
  • No downtime
  • Minimal pain and discomfort
  • Affordable
  • Results lasting up to a year
  • Reversible

Dermal fillers provide a safe, cost-effective, and efficient method to reverse the signs of aging. In just a few minutes, you can restore your youthful and radiant appearance. Reach out to us in Miami to explore the possibilities of custom solutions tailored exclusively for your needs.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate?

Dermal fillers serve as a skin rejuvenation method suitable for anyone seeking to diminish facial lines and wrinkles. As we age, skin volume gradually decreases, making dermal fillers an effective treatment for individuals experiencing volume loss due to aging, typically beginning in their late 30’s. Moreover, fillers are also beneficial for patients who engage in high-impact physical activities. For instance, runners often experience a significant reduction in volume, making them excellent candidates for dermal fillers to address this issue.

How Do You Prepare for Treatment?

Patients may experience mild swelling and bruising after dermal filler treatments. However, to minimize these side effects, we recommend taking Arnica with Bromelain before and after the treatment. Furthermore, please inform us if you are currently taking any of the following medications or supplements: [list of medications/supplements]. This will help us ensure your safety and provide the most effective treatment for you.

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Coumadin
  • Warfarin
  • Lovenox
  • Plavix
  • Pletal
  • Ticlid
  • Trental

Before the procedure, it may be necessary for you to abstain from taking these medications. Additionally, we advise minimizing sun exposure and refraining from using retinol products, as they can make the skin more sensitive and challenging to treat. Following these guidelines will help ensure the best possible outcome for your procedure.

What Do You Do After Treatment?

Patients may experience swelling or bruising. However, these side effects disappear within a few days and up to 2 weeks after treatment. To help reduce these effects, we recommend the following:

  • Don’t take garlic, ginger, vitamin E, Advil, ginseng and biloba for two weeks.
  • Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Don’t spend a lot of time in the sun.
  • Don’t engage in intense exercise.
  • Don’t spend time in heat-intensive environments, such as hot showers, saunas.

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