Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin’s surface to fill in wrinkles and fine lines to create a smoother, firmer appearance. The difference between dermal fillers and Botox or Dysport is that treatments like Botox reduce the activity of muscles, whereas dermal fillers use a gel to add volume to the treated area.
While most fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, each product varies slightly depending on the area of injection and the patient being treated. Our Dermatologists are experts in the use of dermal fillers and how to safely administer treatments. At Universal Dermatology & Vein Care, we offer the following dermal fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, RADIESSE® and Voluma.
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane are thin, hyaluronic acid gels that are used to shape and add fullness around the cheeks area, to the lips and around the eyes. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is commonly used as an alternative to cosmetic surgery to treat facial wrinkles and folds. The gel is injected into a patient’s facial tissue to add volume and give a more youthful appearance with few potential side effects.
Voluma is a form of JUVÉDERM® made specifically for long-term lift in the cheeks. With results lasting up to 2 years, this thick hyaluronic acid filler replaces lost volume deep under the skin, giving your face a full, youthful appearance. Use Voluma to regain lost volume in your cheeks and give your face a quick natural looking lift.
RADIESSE® is long-lasting, thick calcium gel that is used to treat deep skin folds and correct facial volume loss. It can give the aging face a visible lift in minutes. RADIESSE® is the first dermal filler approved by the FDA for both face and hands.
The process stimulates the body to produce more collagen, the main protein in our skin. As we age, the body produces less collagen and skin can lose its tight and youthful appearance.
RADIESSE® begins to work immediately by creating a subdermal structure similar to scaffolding for your skin. The regeneration of collagen produces a long lasting, refreshed and naturally youthful appearance. Side effects are minimal and typically subside within a few days, making RADIESSE® a popular procedure to maintain appearance and boost confidence.