Decreasing collagen and elastin production is a by-product of aging. Unfortunately, these two proteins give the skin its shape and firmness, so when their production decreases wrinkles and fine lines start to appear and the face starts to lose volume. The process may be inevitable, but you don’t have to take it. At Primary Skin Care & Aesthetics, we offer a variety of dermal fillers that help you turn back the clock on facial aging.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers, as the name implies, are substances injected under the skin to “fill” out wrinkles and creases and to restore volume, especially in the cheeks. Dermal fillers can also be used to plump the lips and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Am I a good candidate for dermal fillers?
You are likely to be a good candidate for dermal fillers if you are physically healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic goals regarding the results of the procedure.
What are the types of fillers available?
Juvederm Ultra Plus & Juvederm Ultra
Juvederm Ultra is also a hyaluronic acid filler that adds volume and hydration to the skin. It is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that can be safely and effectively used with persons of color and those with varying skin tones. Juvederm Ultra Plus is longer lasting than Juvederm Ultra.
What can I expect after my dermal filler appointment?
Dermal filler treatments have no downtime, so you can return to your normal activities immediately. Following your injections, the treated areas may appear “over-filled.” There may be mild swelling or bruising, as well as temporary redness or numbness. These reactions will pass quickly.
Which dermal filler is right for me?
Dermal fillers differ in composition, longevity in their results, and their degree of softness. Soft fillers are used on fine lines while those with a firmer consistency can be used to enhance the cheekbones and treat deeper wrinkles. During your initial consultation with Dr. Acosta, the two of you will discuss your areas of concern and specific aesthetic goals in order to determine which filler is best for you.
Other Fillers We Offer:
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Lift