Dermal Fillers are terrific anti-aging solutions, especially for patients who do not want surgery. They are injectable substances designed to restore facial volume and contours, youthfulness and facial harmony. They are often used in combination for a lift. While undetectable, they will reveal your natural beauty. Without any cuts or incisions, we can make dramatic changes that look completely natural. And, fillers do more than fill wrinkles. They lift and enhance sunken cheeks, augment the lips, and fill in dark or puffy under eye hollows, and much much more!
Aging is a natural process, collagen is damaged, the skin thins, and becomes less elastic. Gravity pulls downward and accentuates the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, creating jowls, and lines and creases become etched in. We lose our youthful fullness. Fillers will plump and smooth lines and wrinkles, fill acne scars and cheek hollows, and revitalize your appearance.
At Advanced Dermatology in Jacksonville, Florida, each patient receives a customized plan for facial rejuvenation. You will see subtle changes that will refresh your look.While the materials have improved substantially over the years, the injector must have an artistic eye to enhance your appearance.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Hyaluronic acid(HA) is a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin. It functions to support the skin, and maintain its plumpness.
The Juvederm family of products are made of a synthetic hyaluronic acid. These products can restore skin structure and support. Additionally, these injections stimulate collagen production, to reduce wrinkles and plump the skin even after the product has worn off. Both products contain Lidocaine, an anesthetic commonly used in dentistry. It is used here for extra comfort.
The difference between Ultra and Ultra Plus is consistency. Ultra Plus is thicker. It lasts 9-12 months. Ultra lasts about 6-9 months. Each is used for specific applications.
- Ultra Plus is designed to be injected deep into the skin more intense correction of deep lines and folds, to fill nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline), and for cheek plumping.
- Ultra is commonly used in areas where there are superficial lines on the face, around eyes, lips and cheeks.
When injected HA supports facial structures and tissue that has lost volume due to aging. It also draws water to the skin’s surface for a fresh, supple look. This filler is completely compatible with your body.
Juvederm VOLUMA® XC
Voluma is the first and only FDA approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the mid face, for up to 2 years. It can also be applied to fill in hollow temples. This is a major evolution from wrinkle fillers to addressing fat atrophy in the cheeks.
A sign of youth is the uplifted, fullness in the midface. As we age, the fat in this area atrophies, the midface flattens and the skin begins to sag. Voluma is designed to instantly, and subtlety add volume to restore a more youthful appearance, rounding and lifting the cheek area.
It is injected deeply into the cheek area, to augment or correct the flattened cheek area, adding volume and contour to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks for a more youthful appearance. It provides a natural look and feel to make you look years younger. It lasts two years, and when a patient is retreated, it requires less product.
Voluma also works on younger patients to supplement volume, enhance cheek bones, and even augment the chin.
A man’s facial shape differs from a woman’s. Men tend to have flatter cheeks and as they age, they also experience aged-related fat loss which causes the cheeks to hollow, and increases the appearance of sunken eyes. Here the goal is volume replacement and correction, not lift. Many men who complain that they look tired and drawn, will find Voluma the solution to their aging appearance.
Schedule a consultation with Advanced Dermatology in Jacksonville, Florida and explore how you can regain your youthful appearance with simple, in office procedures.