What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are a nonsurgical way to restore lost volume to the face by addressing drooping, creased, or hollow areas. Fillers come in many brands and applications. Dr. Sadeghi uses only the highest-quality, FDA-approved filler substances in all filler-injection procedures.
How do fillers work?
Skin contains a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which binds water to hydrate the skin and keeps it looking plump. But sunlight, the aging process, and other factors can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid present in your skin, causing it to lose its structure.
Dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid in a smooth gel consistency. The filler is applied under the skin with a fine needle, filling in deep depressions and lines.
How long do fillers last?
Every patient’s skin is different, but most patients prefer to get regular dermal filler treatments about every six months to once a year. Touch-up injections are another way to maintain results in between full treatments.
Is there any downtime?
Patients’ reactions to dermal fillers vary, but in general, reactions are minimal. Some swelling and bruising in the injection area is normal; numbness may also be a temporary side effect.
In rare cases, filler can become bumpy or lumpy. If this happens, a simple treatment with hyaluronidase, an enzyme that accelerates the breakdown of the injected filler, can smooth out the bumps.
Juvederm™ Voluma, Juvederm™ XC, Juvederm™ Voluma XC
As the number-one dermal filler brand, Juvederm is the favorite filler of physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide. Juvederm XC is infused with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience.
This patented filler is designed to restore volume to the cheek area, the primary area of the face that loses volume as we age. The natural curve of the cheek is a subtle indicator of youth and can play a key role in highlighting your beauty.
This filler works very well on nasolabial (mouth- and nose-area wrinkles). It works immediately, so that even as you leave Dr. Sadeghi’s office, you’ll begin to see the results of your treatment.
Restylane was the first hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler to be FDA-approved for use in the U.S. Often used to plump up lips, Restylane can also be used around the mouth to diminish smile lines; around the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet; and to restore volume to hollow areas un the cheeks or under the eyes.
Another of our favorite fillers to add volume and plump the skin, Radiesse is made of calcium-based microspheres instead of hyaluronic acid. In addition to being immediately effective, the treatment helps stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production — extending its effects. It’s especially effective in deep nasolabial folds, and in “parentheses” around the mouth.
This filler can also be mixed with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment.