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Am I a candidate for dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers add volume to the face to improve facial contours and soften wrinkles. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish. Shadows develop in areas associated with volume loss such as the eyes, cheeks, chin and temples. Prominence of wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines begin to appear around the nose and mouth. Loss of lip volume is associated with flattening of the cupids bow area, vertical wrinkles and decreased volume and wrinkling of the red portion of the lip.

The Dermal Filler Consultation

At your consultation we will evaluate your areas of concern and develop a comprehensive treatment plan addressing those concerns. The customized treatment plan will incorporate the best combination of fillers to achieve a natural looking result.

The Dermal Fillers Procedure

The procedure is quick and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous. All the fillers that we use contain the local anesthetic agent call lidocaine which makes the treatment more comfortable. In addition, for lip augmentation we use a numbing agent that numbs the lips making the sensitive lip injection area as painless as possible.

Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high dose Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site.

Ask the office staff when you schedule your appointment if the medications or supplement you take should be temporarily stopped prior to dermal filler injections. We also have a herbal medication available to decrease swelling and bruising that many patients find helpful.

Dermal Fillers Recovery

Patients often return to work or their daily activities immediately after their dermal filler injections. Strenuous activity can resume the next day. Bruising is unusual after dermal filler injection if you have stopped, well in advance, medications and supplements that increase the risk of bruising such as ibuprofen, garlic, aspirin, etc.

Dermal filler side effects are unusual but can include temporary redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.

Why Do You Have So Many Types Of Fillers?

There are differences in the way each filler behaves, how they fill and their longevity. These differences are based on what the filler is composed of. There are hyaluronic acid based fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero), Ca Hydroxyapatite based fillers (Radiesse) and fillers which stimulate your own collagen (Sculptra).

All kinds of filler materials can help improve the youthful appearance and fullness of facial skin, but there is no one filler that is ideal for everyone or for every part of the face. Different regions of your face, such as the lips, tolerate fillers differently so not all fillers can be injected into the lips. Sometimes, multiple fillers can be used in various places in the face to improve the entire facial aesthetic.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus

JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid filler. Ultra has a "thinner" consistency and is meant of more superficial injection. Ultra Plus has "thicker" consistency and is meant for deeper injection than Ultra. Both have immediate results that may last 6 months or longer.

Cost: $656 per syringe for Ultra, $650.00 per syringe for Ultra Plus.

VOLUMA®

A thicker formulated hyaluronic acid filler meant for deep injection and facial sculpting. The results of the procedure are immediate and typically last a year or more.

Cost: $856 per syringe.

Restylane®

This hyaluronic acid filler is meant for the treatment of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face resulting from the loss of facial fat. Additionally, it is used to fill in acne scars, as well as augment both the cheeks and chin. Results last 6 months or longer.

Cost: $656 per syringe.

Restylane Lyft®

For deeper injection than Restylane, a thicker formulated hyaluronic acid filler meant for deep injection and facial sculpting. The results of the procedure are immediate and typically last a year or more.

Cost: $706 per syringe.

Restylane Silk®

Restylane’s most delicate hyaluronic acid formula meant for injection of the lips and other superficial injection sites. Results last 6 months or longer.

Cost: $656 per syringe.

Belotero®

An extremely delicate hyaluronic acid formula meant for the injection of the lips and other superficial sites. Results last 6 months or longer.

Cost: $650 per syringe.

Restylane Refyne®

Restylane’s newest hyaluronic acid formula that causes less post procedure swelling. Meant for injection of the lips and other superficial sites. Results last 6 months or longer.

Cost: $656 per syringe.

Restylane Defyne®

Restylane’s newest hyaluronic acid formula that causes less post procedure swelling. Meant for the treatment of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face resulting from the loss of facial fat. Results last 6 months or longer.

Cost: $656 per syringe.

Vollure

JUVÉDERM's newest hyaluronic acid formula. Meant for the treatment of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face resulting from the loss of facial fat. Both have immediate results that may last 12 months or longer.

Cost: $806 per syringe.

Volbella

JUVÉDERM's newest hyaluronic acid formula. Meant for injection of the lips and other superficial sites. Results last 12 months or longer.

Cost: $706 per syringe (note syringe contains 0.55 mL of product).

Prices are subject to change.