You have a lot of options when it comes to dermal fillers, and at VIDA we offer a large suite of the best, safest, and most effective options. Injections are performed by Dr. Glen Jarosz so you can rest easy knowing that medical professionals are taking care of you and your summer skin care goals. You can use dermal fillers to plump your pout, enhance the cheekbones and jawline, smooth out lines, provide a “lift” of the brow, and ultimately look younger, healthier, and happier.
All dermal fillers can be injected in under an hour and require no significant downtime, although swelling may occur after the injection (most clients still feel perfectly confident going about their normal day). Dermal fillers are also temporary, although the average length of time results last will vary based on the type of filler, the amount injected, and the injection site. For example, lip dermal fillers tend to wear out the soonest (6 – 12 months for hyaluronic acid fillers) because the lips are so mobile.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular filler “families” and what they offer.
Choosing Your Dermal Filler
Juvederm is one of the most-requested dermal filler brand and is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), as are most fillers (except for Sculptra). Juvederm offers a variety of different fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma XC to give a youthful contour to the cheeks. This option can also smooth out lines and wrinkles from the mouth to the chin, also known as marionette lines. Juvederm Ultra XC is designed to plump the lips. Juvederm Volbella XC can work magic on the lips as well, and is also popular for softening those vertical lip lines. Most HA fillers today also include lidocaine in the injection, which helps create a more comfortable experience.
HA is a sugar (polysaccharide) that’s already in the body and gives us moisture, elasticity, and volume. We produce less as we age, but when HA is injected via a dermal filler it attracts water to the area. In turn, plumping occurs. Some studies have even shown that HA injections help the body to produce more collagen, but if collagen-plumping is your goal it’s best to opt for a filler like Sculptra.
The exact makeup of each filler is different in that each one has been created to be thicker, thinner, more easily spread, and so on. This is why particular types of dermal fillers are only recommended for certain face or body parts. Juvederm has so many options that you will find a filler within this family to suit your needs.
More Filler Options
Restylane is another popular brand of HA fillers, and just like Juvederm there are numerous products within its line. It can be used to add volume, smooth out skin and wrinkles, and help you look refreshed. Restylane Lyft is a thicker gel for more severe wrinkles and can also help improve volume in the cheeks. It’s one of the few FDA-approved fillers to be used in the backs of the hands, too. There’s also Restylane Silk, specifically designed for the lips, that is made up of smaller particles than most other fillers for a natural finish.
Sculptra is a different kind of dermal filler. It uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a synthetic compound of an acid that also occurs in the body. It strictly encourages collagen growth, so results are not immediate and it will require multiple treatments spaced about one month apart. However, Sculptra can last up to two years, much longer than any HA filler. It can be used to increase volume in the cheeks, below the eyes, and help optimize thickness to reduce folds and lines. It cannot be used in the lips or around the eyes (with the exception of the hollows of the eyes).
Book Your Dermal Filler Appointment
Whether you’re interested in Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, or Radiesse, we can help you achieve your goals. Radiesse is also a little different, since it uses calcium hydroxyapatite as an ingredient—this is naturally found in bones. The little calcium particles are suspended in a gel solution to immediately restore lost volume. Results can last over one year and Radiesse requires fewer touch-ups than other HA fillers because it does a great job of also building collagen.
Contact VIDA today to book your dermal filler appointment. Simply call the office or fill out the online form.