What are Dermal Fillers?
They are composed of Hyaluronic acid, which stretches the cells in the skin known as fibroblasts. This creates new collagen, which helps reduce the appearance of creases and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid also attracts and binds water, which helps maintain fullness in the area of injection.
Indications for Dermal Fillers?
They soften deep folds in the face, especially the laugh lines around the nose
and mouth or the nasolabial folds.
Types of Dermal Fillers:
Ultra and Ultra Plus – injectable dermal fillers with hylacross technology used to fill the lines and wrinkles in the face as well as add fullness to the lips or other skin depressions. Ultra and Ultra Plus also provides a fuller, more voluptuous lip than Volbella. Ultra is expected to last 6-9 months, whereas Ultra Plus can last up to 12 months.
Vollure- Juvederm’s newest filler added to their collection that has a honey-like consistency and is comparable to Ultra and Ultra plus except it is formulated with vycross technology. This updated technology employs a proprietary mix of low– and high–molecular weight hyaluronic acid which results in a highly crosslinked gel that’s moldable immediately after injection, displays minimal gel swelling, and is designed to last longer than the earlier-generation fillers. Vollure can last up to 18-24 months.
Volbella – this product is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines. Once healed, it is suggested that Volbella has the appearance of lip gloss adding the allusion of hydration and sheen to aged lips. You can expect immediate results that can last from 6 – 9 months.
Voluma – Designed to add volume beneath the skin surface to correct age-related volume loss to lift and provide contour in the cheek area to help create a more youthful appearance. It is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years in the cheek area.
Before the day of injection:
For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.
What are the most common side effects?
Temporary redness, pain, firmness, swelling and bumps. These are normal and
will subside in the following days.