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Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers are injectable treatments that are used to add volume, contour, and smoothness to the face. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin, or from other materials such as calcium hydroxylapatite or polylactic acid.
 

Facial fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, folds, and sagging skin. They can also be used to enhance facial features such as the cheeks, lips, and jawline.

Dermal Fillers FAQ

Facial fillers are a safe, effective, and non-surgical way to enhance the appearance of the face and achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

 

What Are Dermal Fillers Used For?
 

Dermal fillers are used to treat a variety of concerns and can be used to enhance or restore volume and contour to the face. Some of the most common uses of dermal fillers include:
 

  1. Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines: Facial fillers can be injected directly into wrinkles and fine lines to smooth them out and give the skin a more youthful appearance.
     

  2. Restoring volume to the cheeks and temples: As we age, the fat pads in our face can shift and lose volume, resulting in a sunken appearance. Facial fillers can be used to restore volume to the cheeks and temples and create a more youthful, lifted look.
     

  3. Enhancing the lips: Facial fillers can be used to enhance the size and shape of the lips, creating a fuller, more luscious appearance.
     

  4. Improving the appearance of scars: Facial fillers can be used to fill in depressed scars and improve the overall texture of the skin.
     

  5. Contouring the jawline and chin: Facial fillers can be used to contour the jawline and chin, creating a more defined and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
     

  6. Restoring volume to the under eyes: Facial fillers can be used to fill in hollows and dark circles under the eyes, creating a more rested and youthful appearance.
     

Overall, facial fillers are a versatile treatment option that can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns and help patients achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Dermal Fillers vs. BOTOX — What’s the Difference?
 

No, dermal fillers and Botox are not the same. While they are both injectable treatments used to enhance the appearance of the face, they work in different ways and are used to treat different concerns.

Facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid or other substances and are used to add volume, plumpness, and contour to the face. They can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and lost volume in areas like the cheeks, temples, lips, and under eyes.
 

On the other hand, Botox is a neurotoxin that works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines. It is most commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated facial expressions like frowning, squinting, or smiling. Botox is often used to treat forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
 

While both dermal fillers and Botox are minimally invasive treatments that are administered via injection, they work in different ways and are used to address different concerns.


Who Can Inject Dermal Fillers?

In California, licensed healthcare professionals can legally inject facial fillers. This includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other medical professionals who have received appropriate training and certification in the administration of facial fillers.

What Dermal Fillers Are Available at VIOLETA MED SPA?

JUVÉDERM:

VOLBELLA™ 

Juvéderm Volbella stands out as the most delicate and lightweight filler among the Juvederm lineup, making it an ideal choice for addressing fine and shallow lines. Its thin consistency allows it to spread more evenly, making it particularly useful for filling fine lip lines or creating a seamless appearance under the eyes. While it may not provide significant plumping due to its low water affinity, it also causes minimal swelling, making it a popular choice for those seeking subtle, natural-looking results.

It's worth noting that Juvéderm Volbella is the only FDA-approved filler for use under the eyes, which speaks to its safety and effectiveness for this delicate area.

VOLUMA 

Juvéderm Voluma XC boasts a thicker and more robust consistency, making it an excellent choice for creating structural support in the face. Its higher G Prime and low water affinity allow it to effectively lift the cheeks, fortify the chin, and smooth out irregularities on the nose. Voluma is known for providing long-lasting structural support for up to two years.

VOLLURE™ 
 

Juvéderm Vollure can be seen as the middle ground between Volbella and Voluma in terms of both durability and spreadability. While it shares the soft and supple qualities of Volbella, it possesses a higher G Prime (firmness) that enables it to effectively address deeper creases around the mouth with deeper injection. Vollure is favored by many for its ability to offer structural support while still allowing for natural facial expressions and movements.

 

RESTYLANE:

 

Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that are used to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to maintain skin hydration and volume. When injected, Restylane adds volume and structure to the treated area, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Restylane is commonly used to address concerns such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lip augmentation, and cheek enhancement. The effects of Restylane typically last several months, depending on the specific product used and the individual's metabolism.

It's also worth noting that Restylane offers different variations of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers with varying degrees of firmness. This allows for tailored treatment based on the specific needs of each individual patient. For example, Restylane Silk is a softer filler used for more delicate areas such as the lips and fine lines around the mouth, while Restylane Lyft is a firmer filler used for deeper lines and wrinkles as well as cheek augmentation. The varying degrees of firmness allow for customized treatment plans to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results.

RHA® COLLECTION:

 

The RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) Collection is a line of dermal fillers that are made using a novel technology that allows for the creation of hyaluronic acid fillers that are more flexible and resilient than traditional fillers. The RHA fillers are designed to adapt to the dynamic movements of the face, maintaining their shape and providing natural-looking results that last longer.
 

The RHA collection includes three different products: RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4. RHA 2 is designed for the correction of moderate lines and wrinkles, while RHA 3 is used for deeper wrinkles and folds. RHA 4 is the firmest of the three products and is used for volume restoration and contouring.
 

The RHA Collection has been developed by TEOXANE Laboratories, a Swiss-based company specializing in the development of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. The technology behind the RHA Collection has been developed over several years and is based on a patented process that allows for the creation of a highly cross-linked, resilient hyaluronic acid gel. This innovative technology has been shown to provide longer-lasting results compared to traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, while also delivering a more natural-looking appearance.
 

Looking for guidance on which filler to choose? Our team is available to assist you.

If you are unsure of what you need to achieve your desired appearance, or if you know exactly what you want, the team at Violeta Med Spa is here to assist you in finding the ideal customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our facial fillers provide a safe and effective solution for restoring volume, smoothing out wrinkles, and enhancing contours for a natural and rejuvenated look that can last for months. Our skilled injectors will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process and will personalize the treatment to your unique needs by using the latest product options and injection techniques.

 

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