When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. Dermal fillers can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for use by most patients. Many of the fillers are made from substances found naturally in the body, or synthetically made to mimic natural substances or stimulate collagen production. These fillers are injected directly into the skin of the targeted area to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We offer patients several different dermal filler options in order to provide the best possible results for their individual needs.
Belotero Balance® is one of the newest dermal fillers available today. It has a unique ability to integrate with the tissues of the skin, providing volume and a more youthful shape to the face. FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, Belotero Balance can reduce lines and other signs of aging while enhancing facial structure and contours.
How does Belotero work?
This treatment achieves smoother skin and very natural-looking results. Belotero Balance is gentle enough to treat the delicate skin around the lips but it can also be very effective for treating deep furrows such as the smile lines of the nasolabial folds.
The active ingredient in Belotero Balance is hyaluronic acid, or HA, a naturally-occurring substance within the skin. The HA binds to water, plumping the skin tissues and filling in wrinkles and lines around the treatment site.
Deep wrinkles and furrows may be a part of aging, but they don't have to be permanent. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Injectable Gel are a quick and easy solution. They work to erase these lines and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance.
What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a safe, FDA-approved formula that lasts up to one year. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize the mild discomfort that is sometimes associated with receiving an injection. The injection of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration-is administered directly to targeted areas to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing the skin. It is an effective technique for restoring a youthful plumpness to the skin.
JUVÉDERM® Before and After
Juvederm Volbella XC
Juvéderm Volbella ® XC is an FDA approved for adding volume to the lips, but they differ in their approach. Ultra is intended to visibly plump the lips, adding visible volume. Volbella is subtler. It adds volume that isn’t immediately obvious, and it smoothes the vertical lip lines that come with age.
Would Juvéderm Volbella ® XC be right for me?
If your lips are thinner than you’d like, either due to the volume loss that comes with aging or because they’ve always been that way, Juvéderm Volbella ® XC is perfect for adding subtle volume and shape. Plus, it erases the vertical lines that come from volume loss. Juvéderm Volbella ® XC does this without overtly enlarging the lips.
Juvéderm Volbella ® XC is a hyaluronic acid filler (as are all the Juvederm fillers). It plumps the lips by binding with nearby water molecules to hydrate and fill out the lips.
Juvéderm Volbella ® XC results show themselves immediately and will last up to one year.