As you age, volume loss around the face becomes apparent, giving way to visible signs of aging. Injectable dermal fillers, also called soft tissue fillers, are injected beneath your skin to help restore volume and fullness by diminishing facial lines, enhancing facial contours, and softening creases.
Dr. Koch and his team offer JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and BELOTERO BALANCE® for patients in Williamsville, New York.
Am I a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
For you to be an ideal candidate for dermal fillers, you should have the following qualities:
- Good physical health
- No underlying health conditions that can interfere with the healing process
- Realistic goals for the improvement of your facial appearance
- Committed to maintaining excellent skin health
These requirements are necessary for all types of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers work beneath the skin to restore volume and minimize lines and wrinkles. While some dermal fillers help to stimulate collagen production, they will not tighten significantly sagging skin and will not address skin tone issues like hyperpigmentation or sunspots.
Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?
Here, we offer JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®.
The JUVÉDERM® product suite (by Allergan™) offers correction for facial volume loss and deep lines and creases. This hyaluronic acid (HA) filler visibly plumps skin by attracting and maintaining moisture. JUVÉDERM® products can smooth deep lines and creases (like nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and can be used to augment facial features (such as the cheeks or lips).
JUVÉDERM®products all target particular areas of the face. JUVÉDERM® injections are appropriate for patients over 21.
JUVÉDERM® XC can increase facial fullness when injected into moderate to severe facial wrinkles. This treatment is also ideal for lip augmentation. When injected into the lips, this hyaluronic acid filler increases the size and fullness of the upper and lower lip.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC is used to correct perioral lines (smoker’s lines) around the mouth. This can also be used to increase lip fullness.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC is an all-around facial filler that corrects moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC is used for cheek and chin augmentation. This is appropriate for patients with naturally small cheeks and/or chins, or those who have lost volume over time due to aging factors.
RADIESSE® consists of CaHA and minimizes moderate to severe facial lines by helping your body to stimulate collagen production. RADIESSE® is ideal for patients wanting to improve the appearance of wrinkling around the mouth, nose, and forehead.
BELOTERO BALANCE® replenishes lost hyaluronic acid and minimizes the lines and wrinkles around the mouth, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines.
How Is Dermal Filler Performed?
Dermal filler procedures entail the following processes:
A cosmetic surgeon/aesthetician reviews your medical history and assesses your areas of concern. Although dermal fillers have very minimal risks, ensure that you disclose your entire medical history to your surgeon as some neurological conditions, medications, and certain allergies can interfere with your results and recovery.
Injectable Dermal Filler Treatment
Many filler products also contain lidocaine that helps to reduce discomfort. If not, you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the injection area. These injections are easily tolerable.
The filler injections take only a few minutes, and most treatments are completed in under an hour.
Many patients choose to combine various injectables to restore a more youthful appearance. This is often referred to as a liquid facelift.
Some patients also choose to combine their injectable dermal filler treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic to minimize the appearance of expression-causing lines around the eyes.
What Is Dermal Fillers Recovery Like?
The recovery process differs depending on the injection type. Immediately after receiving the injections, you might experience lumps, swelling, bruising, and redness at or near the injection area. These should resolve themselves.
You should avoid vigorous physical activity for about 48 hours to avoid bruising and swelling.
What Results Can I Expect From Dermal Fillers?
You can expect to see noticeable results right after completion of your injectable treatment; however, the full effects can take up to two to four weeks. RADIESSE® often takes longer for the results to show as this injectable stimulates your body to produce more collagen.
All dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. Depending on the type of injectable, fillers can last anywhere from six to 24 months. Treatments may be repeated as necessary.
Schedule a Dermal Filler Procedure in Williamsville, NY
You can enhance your natural look and feel more confident by scheduling a dermal filler procedure from an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon from Todd B.Koch, MD.