Dermal Fillers

An injectable formula for lines and wrinkle correction.

The development of lines and wrinkles are often the first signs of aging one notices.  This often causes patients to appear much older than they feel.  Dermal fillers are an excellent option for patients wanting to look younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and restoring the lost facial volume associated with aging. 

A dermal filler is a gel like substance injected just below the skin to fill in and smooth out wrinkles.  There are a number of different fillers on the market, each with different properties and designed for different areas.  At Golden State Dermatology, the hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular.  Hyaluronic acid is a nontoxic polymer naturally found in human skin, joint fluid and cartilage.  Because of this, it has a very low allergy potential and a high safety profile.  Hyaluronic acid fillers are soft and easy to inject at various depths in the skin.  These types of fillers can also be reversed if desired.

Dermal fillers are performed in the office with local or topical anesthesia.  They are fairly painless, with patients easily tolerating injections to sensitive areas of the face including the lips.  The results are instant with most patients having little to no bruising or swelling.

Dermal fillers are particularly successful in treating:

  • Nasolabial folds or “smile lines,” lips temples fine lines around mouth
  • Marionette lines (downturned corners of mouth) cheeks lower eyelids

They can even be used to improve depressed scars.  Results from dermal fillers depend on the type of filler and treatment area but they generally last between six to eighteen months.

Fillers we offer:

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler that is FDA approved for correcting moderate to severe wrinkles and deeper folds, such as nasolabial folds.  It can also be used to smooth out and volumize the jawline and cheeks, with results lasting up to 18 months.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is an FDA approved injectable treatment that is found to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of fine vertical lines around the mouth.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler designed to restore lost facial volume. It instantly adds volume to the cheeks, providing patients with a subtle lift and restoring contour.  It is made with Juvederm’s patented cross-link or Vycross technology and has been shown to last for up to two years.

JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC™ Juvederm Ultra XC is often used to add volume to the face, fill in lines and wrinkles or augment the lips. It is hydrophilic, meaning it bonds with water molecules in the body. By doing so, it is able to maintain fullness and bulk in the skin.  More information about JUVEDERM™ is available at juvederm.com, including a Treatment Visualizer that allows you to upload a photo of yourself and see how great the results would look on your own face.

Sculptra Aesthetic – is an FDA-approved injectable, composed of Poly-L-Lactic acid, that helps gradually replaces lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging.  It is indicated for volume loss and hollowing in the cheeks, midface and temples.  Sculptra® stimulates your body to produce more collagen, restoring the fullness to volume depleted areas and deeper wrinkles.  It requires multiple treatment sessions and results can last for more than two years.

If you’re interested in any of our Dermal Filler treatments, feel free to give us a call and discuss your options for the most effective treatment.

Real patients, real results

FAQ

Yes, dermal filler can be combined with both surgical and non surgical treatments, such as BOTOX® or lasers treatments.

While all dermal fillers provide long lasting results, the treated area and type of filler can influence how long it lasts.  Also, each patient is different and can metabolize the fillers at different rates.  On average, the length of treatment is as follows: Juvederm Ultra: 9 – 12 months, Juvederm Volbella: 6-9 months, Juvederm Voluma XC: Up to 2 years, Juvederm Vollure XC: Up to 18 months, Sculptra: 2 years+

There is no downtime after treatment with dermal fillers.  You can resume work or physical activity immediately.  You may have some minor bruising or swelling that will improve over a few days.  Most patients who develop these side effects notice they are completely resolved within a week.

SCHEDULE YOUR PERSONALIZED CONSULTATION

Schedule your personalized consultation by clicking the link below to find out what treatment is best for you.