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At Idaho Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of dermal fillers, which are minimally invasive non-surgical options for skin rejuvenation. These fillers are designed to fill in fine lines/wrinkles around the nose, cheeks, and mouth. It is an effective method to restore volume and smooth the skin, much like turning a raisin back into a grape by adding volume. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected into your facial skin; they are cost-effective and less intensive than facial surgery. Typically, our dermal fillers achieve the following:
- Smooth out lines around your mouth and nose, such as parentheses lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines
- Enhance and restore skin volume in your temples, cheeks, and jawline
- Augment thin lips to achieve fullness
We carry the following dermal fillers, and offer consultations to determine which application is right for you.
What Are Dermal Fillers Made Of?
Dermal fillers can be formulated with substances that are naturally occurring and synthetic. One of the most common key ingredients in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring compound in the skin.
HA plays a significant role in keeping skin hydrated and firm. Depending on their formulation, HA fillers can last from 6 months or longer, after which they are safely absorbed by the body.
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Our Dermal Filler Options
We offer several convenient and effective dermal fillers (please reorder so that Restylane and Juvederm are first):
Bellafill – Bellafill received FDA approval in 2015 as a treatment option for acne scars and facial lines. Unlike most fillers that provide immediate results, this acts more like a stimulating agent. Bellafill is made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres, bovine collagen, and lidocaine (a local anesthetic).
Once injected into your skin, the collagen gel quickly fills your skin and plumps it up. The PMMA microspheres in the filler act as a bio-stimulant, which facilitates the natural regeneration of collagen over the next few months. The treatment creates smoother skin with a natural appearance. It is typically a longer-lasting filler.
Juvederm – Juvederm is a popular HA-based dermal filler that addresses facial signs of aging. This smooth consistency gel can be used to target moderate to severe age lines around your mouth and nose. It can also act as a lip filler for augmenting thin lips.
Juvederm fillers contain lidocaine to numb the treatment region. Since a synthetic version of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid is used for Juvederm dermal fillers, the possibility of encountering allergic reactions is rare.
Juvederm Ultra – Juvederm Ultra XC is mainly used for adding volume to thin lips and treating perioral lip lines (explain what perioral means). Patients can immediately notice the results of the treatment, which can last up to a year.
Juvederm Ultra Plus – Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a dermal filler that helps in smoothing away moderate and deep wrinkles and folds in areas around the mouth and nose. One treatment with Juvederm Ultra Plus is enough to produce optimal results that last for a year.
Voluma – Voluma was the first FDA-approved HA filler for plumping hollowed cheeks for people above 21 years. Voluma lifts the skin and increases volume, restoring youthful facial contours. This injectable in the Juvederm family contains Vycross technology, which allows Voluma to last for 18 to 24 months. The Vycross linking enhances the fluidity of the dermal filler, making it very smooth and causing it to move in tandem with your facial expressions. It is a deep-injection dermal filler.
Restylane – Restylane is another HA dermal filler and is mainly used to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and creases. The treatment can also increase the volume of your skin and define thin lips. The results obtained from the treatment can last for up to 18 months.
DERMAL FILLER AFTERCARE
After a treatment session with dermal fillers, patients can immediately return to their everyday schedule. These are often known as “lunchtime procedures,” since they are so quick and convenient that patients can get them during their lunch breaks. Dermal filler injections require no recovery time or downtime. Patients may experience minor swelling, bruising, or redness, but all these will subside shortly.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in dermal fillers, you should consult with a skilled and experienced medical professional. This will help you select the right fillers for you, avoid unwanted complications, and get the best results possible. To set up your consultation at Idaho Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery, contact us today.