Environmental factors, the natural aging process, and genetics can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles over time. One of the primary contributors to signs of aging is the loss of youthful collagen in the skin, which causes it to sag and crease. The body produces plenty of collagen until around age 30, at which point it steadily creates less every year. Dermal fillers are injectable products that can temporarily restore lost facial volume, smooth out wrinkles, and stimulate the production of collagen.
Dermal Filler Options
Dermal filler injections result in a natural-looking and long-lasting appearance by plumping targeted areas of the face or hands. Each type of filler is specially designed for different areas of concern, allowing our specialists to devise fully customized treatment plans for our patients. At The Medical Skin Clinic, we offer a variety of FDA-approved dermal fillers, such as:
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
- BELOTERO BALANCE®
What Dermal Fillers Can Improve
Dermal fillers are ideal for treating many common aesthetic issues, including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Thinning or flat lips
- Lines around the mouth
- Hollowed or sagging cheeks
- Facial wrinkles and creases
- Loss of volume in hands
Dermal Fillers Treatment
The exact length of your treatment will vary based on the number of target areas and the amount of product required to achieve the desired results. The product is injected under the skin using thin needles to reverse volume loss and produce a refreshed aesthetic. To ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to the injections.
If you have multiple cosmetic concerns that you would like to address, dermal fillers can be performed in conjunction with other treatments. For instance, if you are interested in smoothing crow’s feet, you may consider adding BOTOX® Cosmetic to your dermal filler treatment. If you would like to tighten sagging skin, SkinTyte™ may be another option for your needs.
Recovery and Results
Results after dermal filler treatment are immediately noticeable and should continue to improve as the treated tissues produce new collagen. You can expect mild redness, puffiness, and bruising around the injection sites, but these side effects should subside considerably within a few days. The longevity of the results will vary from one product to another, but fillers generally last between six months and one year before necessitating retreatment.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to find out which treatment will work best for you is by scheduling a complimentary consultation at The Medical Skin Clinic. During this appointment, you can discuss your concerns and cosmetic desires so that we can give you a treatment plan tailored to your objectives. Contact our office by calling 603.417.6608 or by filling out our online contact form today!