How can dermal fillers be used to enhance appearance?

  • Improve smile lines and loss of volume around the nose and mouth
  • Restore youthful volume to cheeks and temples
  • Improve vertical lip lines / lipstick bleeding
  • Enhance and plump thinning lips
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Correct nasal curvatures or bumps

shutterstock_212229013Are you starting to notice the lines running between your nose and your mouth? If so, dermal fillers might be the answer for you. As our skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin; elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles; hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin. A Dermal Filler a compound made up of Hyaluronic Acid that is a proven cure to virtually eliminate the deep lines around your nasolabial folds (lines between your nose and mouth) and other moderate to severe facial folds on your face. Dermal Fillers also enhance the facial contouring and can physically enhance the lips. Because Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the body, it dissolves naturally with time and requires no allergy testing prior to treatment.

There are several popular dermal filler on the market today, and selecting a filler with Dr. Croland will depend on area treated and desired outcome. Most results last up to six months to a little over a year. The most common side effect is a little bruising after the injections. Some mild burning and stinging is normal and quickly resolves. Injection of fillers usually requires the use of either a topical numbing cream or a local injection of numbing medication. Then, using a small needle, the dermal filler is injected into each wrinkle or scar that requires treatment.

Dermal fillers are another popular type of non-surgical aesthetic treatment that provides a smooth, long lasting correction of facial wrinkles, skin folds and sunken cheeks. Dermal fillers are useful to enhance lips and provide an overall more youthful appearance through the replacement of soft-tissue volume loss.

Dermal fillers are placed under the skin to provide a smooth, long lasting correction of facial wrinkles, skin folds and sunken cheeks. Fillers can be useful to enhance lips and provide an overall more youthful appearance through the replacement of soft-tissue volume loss.

Dr. Croland uses several brands of dermal fillers, including Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Belotero Balance, Restylane,  Restlyane Lyft and Restylane Silk. The most recent additions to the Learn2Renew toolbox are Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne are the only fillers on the market that have been shown in clinical trials to help maintain natural movement and expressions.

Like Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, dermal fillers are a minimally invasive alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. The results of typical dermal fillers will last anywhere from three months to several years depending on the brand that is being used and the location of the treatment. Dr. Croland will help you to determine the best type of dermal filler to meet your needs.