Dermal fillers are used to plump and smooth deeper folds of skin such as those around the mouth, to contour cheekpads and sallow eyes, and to create fuller lips. Fillers can also be used for scar and skin imperfection correction. Dermal fillers can be used for anything from small areas, such as filling a pockmark or scar, or used extensively to achieve full facial correction.
Juvéderm® XC, and Juvéderm Voluma® XC, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, and Restylane Silk® are all made from a clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to the skin.
The procedure may take up to an hour. At M.D. Laser Studio, we will use a topical numbing cream and a cooling device to help alleviate the pain. There may be a slight bruising and possible redness or swelling at the injection site, but usually side effects are few. Patients may resume normal activities immediately after receiving Juvéderm®, Restylane®, or Sculptra® injections. Most dermal fillers will last from 6 to 9 months, depending on your skin type, the extent of correction, and your lifestyle.
The differences between dermal fillers are in the size of the molecules and the consistency of each product, along with the composition of the products. If you are interested in these or other dermal fillers, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Castillo to discuss why he offers the products he does. He will look at your skin and the area to be treated, then decide which product to recommend that will best suit your specific needs. Remember, you are in the hands of an artist at M.D. Laser Studio. The possibilities are endless!