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Dermal Fillers

Fillers are used to treat static wrinkles, volume loss, and folds. They are also used to augment certain facial and body features such as lips and hands. The most common fillers used today utilize a gel like substance which is made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that delivers nutrients to the skin, helping retain moisture, softness, and adding volume. This is in different concentrations in order to achieve different results, depending on the area/areas being treated. Typically, higher concentrations fillers are used to fill more volume loss and lower percentage fillers are used on lips, fine lines, and around the eyes. Some common areas that are treated are the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, cheek and chin augmentation, and on the hands for volume loss that occurs as we age. Hyaluronic acid fillers look completely natural and are extremely safe as hyaluronic acid is naturally in tissues throughout the body. Fillers typically last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years, depending on the product used, among other factors.

Volbella is a thinner filler that is meant for lip injections and fine lines. The molecule is cross-linked which prolongs the effectiveness of the product and typically lasts more than a year.

Juvederm Ultra is a basic filler that can be used anywhere, ie. lips, under the eyes, fine lines, and for volume. It lasts about 6-9 months.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is a filler mainly for volume loss. it is thicker which makes good to replace lost volume, but not best for fine lines as it is a higher percentage hyaluronic acid filler which makes it very hydrophillic and that increases the amount of volume injected into the area treated after it is injected. That

Juvederm Voluma is for cheeks and volume loss. It is also a high percentage hyaluronic acid filler, but is also very cross linked which makes it last 18 months to 2 years. In addition, it is formulated differently than the other fillers which makes it ideal for cheeks and giving a lifting appearance to the face when injected into the cheek region.

Vollure is a mixed type filler that is softer and for fine lines around the mouth such as marionette lines and smile lines. It can last up to 18 months.