Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that fill in facial wrinkles and fine lines, restore lost facial volume and enhance your overall facial features and contours. Dr. Ramesh provides a wide range of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and collagen induction fillers to address your facial concerns. Each dermal filler treatment plan is individually curated with the ideal formulations for your specific goals, ensuring natural-looking, consistent, and safe results.

How do dermal fillers work?

To understand how dermal fillers work, you must understand how aging occurs. As you grow older, your skin loses its collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid reserves. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin appear firm and smooth. Hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable component that holds 1000x its own weight in water, making your skin look soft, hydrated, and luscious. As such, the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid leads to hollow cheeks, a gaunt facial appearance, thin lips, and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers work by restoring your skin’s hyaluronic acid or collagen reserves. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, inject hyaluronic acid molecules underneath the skin to fill in the fine lines and wrinkles and restore facial volume. Other dermal fillers, such as Sculptra, are made of components that encourage collagen production. Over time, your body produces new collagen fibers to restore your skin’s youthful firmness and volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers work instantly, whereas collagen-inducing fillers’ results gradually improve over several weeks.

What are the benefits of facial fillers?

Dermal fillers are the most convenient and effective means of enhancing youthful appearance. FDA-approved dermal fillers soften your wrinkles and fine lines safely, with minimal risk of harsh complications and side effects. Depending on your specific goals and chosen formulations, dermal fillers can take several years off your face without incisions, scars, anesthesia, or downtime. Furthermore, they can also elevate your natural facial features, giving you larger lips or a more prominent jawline.

The following are the primary benefits of facial fillers:

  • Non-surgical treatments for fine lines, wrinkles, and the loss of facial volume
  • Enhance your natural facial features and reverse the signs of aging
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Concludes within 15 minutes with no downtime or recovery period
  • Natural-looking results with no signs of cosmetic work
  • Improve your skin’s hyaluronic acid and collagen reserves

What are my dermal filler options?

Restylane

Restylane is one of the world’s most popular and effective hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler collections. Restylane consists of numerous hyaluronic acid formulations that can fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars and enhance your overall facial features. The hyaluronic acid used in Restylane resembles the natural hyaluronic acid found in the human skin, so its results always look natural. Depending on the formulation, the results might last for up to 12 months with optimal treatment.

The following are the available Restylane fillers and their recommended treatment areas:

  • Restylane: Fill in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
  • Restylane Silk: Add volume to the lips and soften perioral lines
  • Restylane Kysse: Add volume to the lips and fill in perioral lines
  • Restylane Lyft: Restore volume to the hands and cheeks
  • Restylane Refyne: Fill in mild to moderate facial wrinkles and fine lines
  • Restylane Defyne: Fill in moderate to deep facial wrinkles and fine lines

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is another extremely popular collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Juvéderm consists of numerous subtle formulations meant specifically for nasolabial folds, perioral lines, lips, cheeks, and chin. Each Juvéderm filler varies in strength and consistency, making them suitable for different facial concerns. Dr. Ramesh carefully selects the ideal Juvéderm filler for your specific goals and requirements. Depending on the formulation used, the results might last for up to 18 months with optimal treatment.

The following are the available Juvéderm fillers and their recommended treatment areas:

  • Juvéderm: Fill in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
  • Juvéderm Voluma: Add volume to the midface and chin regions
  • Juvéderm Volbella: Add volume to the lips and fill in perioral lines
  • Juvéderm Vollure: Fill in moderate to severe facial wrinkles, fine lines, and nasolabial folds
  • Juvéderm Ultra: Add volume to the lips and correct moderate to severe parentheses lines

Sculptra

Sculptra is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that encourages your body to produce collagen. It’s made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible component that stimulates collagen production, which adds volume to your facial skin. The loss of collagen is one of the primary reasons for the development of wrinkles and the loss of facial volume. As such, restoring your body’s collagen reserves rolls back the clock. Most patients need 3 to 4 vials of Sculptra scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results.

Radiesse

Radiesse is a dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres. When injected into targeted facial tissues, the CaHA molecules provide instant results that gradually improve as your body produces new collagen fibers. Over time, the CaHA molecules are absorbed by the body, but the results remain due to your skin’s enhanced collagen reserves. The results may last for up to 24 months with optimal treatment.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are completely safe and effective with no risk of harsh side effects or complications. You may experience mild redness, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites for a few days, but you can resume your daily activities immediately. Dr. Ramesh will select the ideal fillers for your specific goals to ensure optimal, consistent, and safe results.

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