The options available today, in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles, are better than ever before. Dermal Fillers can provide patients with immediate results and consistent wrinkle relief, as well as a long-lasting improvement to aging skin. They are an excellent choice to add volume to areas of the face that have begun to loose their healthy, fatty tissue. Dermal Fillers can smooth facial lines and restore a youthful, vibrant appearance. Fillers are also valuable to add a natural, healthy looking contour to the cheeks and under the eyes.
Dermal Fillers are natural volumizers; these include substances like Hyaluronic Acid and Calcium based micro-spheres. They are best used to naturally plump the skin and increase collagen growth. Fillers work great to treat wrinkles and skin crevices that are caused by a decreased skin, elasticity, extreme weight loss, sun damage, and smoking. When injected just below the top layer of skin, Dermal Fillers are able to restore volume and eliminate wrinkles by providing a structural support to the surface of the skin. Since they are naturally occurring substances, Fillers also have the ability to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. As the collagen increases, it can further improve the look of the skin.
There are several different Dermal Fillers on the market today; each filler has its own unique mechanism of action and characteristics:
Juvederm – Comprised of Hyaluronic Acid; treats forehead wrinkles, nasolabial folds, ‘smile lines’, thin lips, and sunken cheeks.
Restylane – A non-animal Hyaluronic Acid; used to treat lines around the mouth, ‘lipstick lines’, ‘laugh lines’, ‘marionette lines’ or the lines that run downward from the mouth, and to fill out the area under the eyes.
Radiesse – A calcium-based filler; used to treat lines around the jaw and chin, nasolabial folds, and reshapes the cheeks.
The Dermal Filler Procedure
Dermal Fillers are applied through tiny injections, to targeted areas of the face. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes in the office. While the injections are generally painless, to optimize a patient’s comfort, a topical numbing cream may be used. Your results from Dermal Filler injections will be immediately noticeable; and they will continue to garner improvement over the following weeks. Treatments can last 12 months or longer, so a repeat treatment will not be necessary for months to come.
The Dermal Filler Recovery
There is no downtime after the injections, allowing you to get right back to your normal routine. Patients may notice some mild swelling or redness at the injection site but this will dissipate quickly on its own. There are few risks or complications with Dermal Fillers as they are a natural component of all living cells, therefore do not cause an allergic reaction or irritation.
Dermal Fillers can be used in conjunction with BOTOX or Dysport, to correct the full range of lines and wrinkles. Fillers can also be utilized to further enhance the results of surgical cosmetic procedures. Call Dr. Basile’s office for more information on Dermal Fillers or other non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
Here at BASILE MediSpa, BOTOX® is applied by our surgeon, Dr. Basile, a board-certified plastic surgeon.
To have Injectable fillers applied, call 239.514.8777 to arrange an appointment.
To discuss the use of Injectable fillers or BOTOX®, call 239.514.8777 and arrange a consultation with Dr. Basile.
See Non-Surgical Services page for more details on Injectable Fillers.