Dermal Filler Services
It’s amazing what a little volume and contouring can do! Since the advent of cosmetic dermal fillers, people all over the globe have been able to improve their looks, restore youth and vitality to their appearance, and stave off facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures.
Dermal fillers are a soft, gel-like substance that is carefully injected under the skin to fill lines and replenish volume for a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane are derived from hyaluronic acid (HA,) a naturally occurring substance found in the body that binds with water molecules for moisture and structure; keeping skin smooth, hydrated and volumized. HA levels naturally decline with age, which causes us to develop fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and hollows as we become older. HA fillers work by attracting water molecules within the skin to instantly restore volume and smooth the skin.
There is no one-size fits all filler because every patient is different. Your injector will carefully select products based on your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
About Dermal Fillers
At Ari Blanc Medical Spa, we offer a variety of injectable dermal fillers to address a variety of aesthetic concerns to make you look and feel your best.
With dermal fillers you can:
- Increase facial symmetry and balance
- Volumize and enhance natural lip shape
- Restore lost volume to the mid-face
- Fill in nasolabial folds, marionette lines and other facial creases
- Plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Contour and sculpt cheeks
- Strengthen and shape the chin and jawline
- Restore sunken temples
- Rejuvenate aging hands
- Shape and straighten the nose, also known as liquid rhinoplasty
- Fill in acne and chickenpox scars
- Correct earlobes stretched or torn by heavy earrings
Within the Juvéderm and Restylane families of filler there are a variety of products, each with a unique texture, density and longevity to achieve your specific aesthetic goals. Your injector will access your facial structure and aesthetic goals to create the most effective filler plan for your face. Some patients will require firmer fillers to build structure, and others will require softer, more pliable filler to mimic softer tissue.
Families of Filler Available
The Juvéderm Family of Filler
Juvéderm offers a versatile line of hyaluronic acid fillers. Each member of this family of injectable HA gels has a slightly different consistency designed to treat specific problem areas including the cheek, lips, unwanted lines and facial wrinkles.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Juvéderm Volbella XC
Juvéderm Volux XC
The Restylane Family of Filler
This collection of injectable hyaluronic acid fillers offers natural results to replenish your skin and plump up dents, creases, and wrinkles. Restylane has a complete family of products that can do everything from restore cheek volume to rejuvenate your hands. In fact, Restylane is the only HA-based dermal filler that’s been cleared by the FDA for use in the hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can replace lost facial volume and enhance your look. Most fillers, like Juvéderm and Restylane, are made from a form of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your body. These fillers are a gel-like consistency and are injected beneath your skin to build volume, smooth lines and refine the natural contours of your face.
Juvéderm and Restylane dermal fillers are a long-lasting, non-surgical option designed to temporarily fill wrinkles and folds, enhance the lips and add volume to facial contour. It can be utilized to restore lost volume and contour to the cheeks, temple, add shape and fullness to lips, as well as smooth smile lines and “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth.
How do dermal filler treatments work?
Juvéderm and Restylane dermal fillers are a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance which helps to add volume and hydration. This gel is injected under your skin to instantly build volume, smooth away wrinkles and folds and refine the natural contours of your face.
What to expect during a dermal filler treatment?
Your injector will access your skin and aesthetic goals, and curate a treatment plan with you.
If needed, your injector will apply a topical numbing cream to the skin before injecting. Dermal fillers contain an anesthetic in their formulas that begin to desensitize nerve-ending immediately upon the first injection. From there, the rest of the series of small injections are barely a pinch. The process is usually done within 15-20 minutes.
You can typically expect to see visible enhancement immediately following your dermal filler procedure, but you may also develop light bruising or swelling in the injected areas of the face for approximately 7-14 days.
Am I a candidate for dermal filler?
Juvéderm and Restylane injections are perfect for anyone with mild-to-moderate facial wrinkles and lines, especially around the cheeks, nose, and mouth. Juvéderm and Restylane products can also be used for cheek and lip augmentation and facial balancing or harmonization.
Ideal candidates for Juvéderm and Restylane Dermal Filler in Philadelphia should meet the following requirements:
- Are 18 year old or older
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Are physically healthy
- Have no active skin outbreaks or rashes
- Maintain a positive outlook with realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
- Committed to maintaining healthy skin