What are Dermal Fillers?
As we age, our skin begins to show signs of wear in the form of wrinkles, creases, and sagging. While some of these facial features can be the result of positive experiences like smiling, it doesn’t make them any more welcome for many people.
A dermal filler is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, medical treatment that is injected into the skin to correct creases, wrinkles, and folds associated with aging. They also add volume and definition by altering contours to regain a more youthful appearance.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Two primary types of dermal fillers are available: permanent and temporary.
Permanent Dermal Fillers
These are made from substances that are not absorbed by the body, which is why they last longer. However, results from permanent fillers often look artificial. Some common permanent dermal fillers include Sculptra, Artecoll /ArteFill, Silicone, and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), none of which are available at PAYA DENTAL.
Temporary Dermal Fillers
These usually contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. The hyaluronic acid breaks down over time, and is absorbed by the body. This eventual breakdown is what makes them temporary. Some common temporary dermal fillers include Restylane®, Belotero®, Juvederm® and its derivatives, most of them are available at PAYA DENTAL.
JUVÉDERM® AND RESTYLANE®
The fillers we offer at PAYA DENTAL are JUVÉDERM®, RESTYLANE®, AND BELOTERO®. These temporary fillers are made from the hyaluronic gel and infused with lidocaine (a numbing agent). They come sealed in pre-filled syringes that are only sold to licensed physicians in medical practices. We chose this brands because of the variety of products, and because we feel they provide patients with the most natural, smoothest, least painful, and safest results possible.
We carry the following JUVÉDERM® products:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra™
- JUVÉDERM® UltraPlus™
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA®
- JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA®
- JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE®
- RESTYLANE LYFT®
- RESTYLANE SILK®
- BELOTERO BALANCE®
DOCTOR will discuss what is best for you when you come in for your complimentary consultation.
Common Dermal Filler Injection Areas
As we age, the amount of fat in our faces gradually diminishes. Although this may sound like a good thing for some of us, this fat is usually what makes us look more youthful, because it smoothes out facial contours.
The first place we usually experience loss is around the eyes, followed by the middle of the upper cheek below the eye, and the cheekbones. Fat from the areas on the sides of the mouth and nasolabial lines go next, followed by the forehead. Last, but not least, are the sides of the face.
If you’re looking to replace lost facial fat and regain your youthful appearance, schedule a FREE consultation to learn more about dermal fillers.
When you smile, creases form at the corners of your mouth, extending upward to the outer edges of your nose. Known as nasolabial folds, these deep creases can be quite prominent.
An injectable filler can plump the fold, making it less pronounced without sacrificing the beauty of your natural smile.
Whether dynamic (caused by facial movement) or non-dynamic, permanent horizontal creases on the forehead and permanent vertical frown lines can be filled out so that the forehead regains a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Sunken and dark areas under your eyes can make you look tired and older than you actually are.
Fillers can camouflage dark circles, which are sometimes created by fat loss in the under-eye area.
Dermal fillers can address bumps or unevenness on the nose. This is often referred to as a non-surgical nose job.
It will not make the nose smaller, but it can camouflage bumps on the bridge of the nose.
Cheeks, Jawline, and Chin:
Create a smooth facial contour. However, age causes those fat pockets to diminish, and the skin to lose its suppleness, leaving the face sunken and gaunt with lax skin drooping past the jawline.
Dermal fillers can add volume to the cheeks and chin to replace lost volume, eliminating jowls and sunken areas.
They may also be used to correct “marionette lines,” creases that extend from the corners of the mouth down toward the chin.
Scars Including Acne Scarring:
If you suffer from acne scarring, injectable fillers can help fill in depressions and smooth out the texture of your skin.
Surgical scars that are sunken and depressed can also be treated.
Injectable fillers can plump up thin, flat lips.
Lip injections can reclaim volume lost due to aging, fill out vertical lines that run upwards toward the nose (smoker’s wrinkles), and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lip contour.
How are Dermal Filler Injections Performed?
The first step is to SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION with DR. PAYA.
She is a GENERAL DENTIST with experience administering injectable fillers. She’ll discuss your health and medical history with you, ask about your goals, assess the areas you want to have treated, and will answer any questions you have.
We’ll apply a numbing gel to the areas to be treated, to help minimize discomfort. Once this has taken effect, the treatment will begin. The filler is injected through a fine needle into the outer layer of your skin. At regular intervals, the doctor will massage the treatment area until the desired effect is achieved. Your dermal filler treatment should take less than 30 minutes.
The newly injected hyaluronic acid will begin to bind water molecules to increase volume below the skin. You may have a tiny bit of bleeding, and you’ll see some redness in the area, which will go away within the hour. You’ll also see some swelling, but the majority of it will be gone within two to three days.
You’ll be able to return to your daily routine right away, and one of our team members will call you next day to make sure you’re not experiencing any negative effects. You will be asked to return after 7 to 10 days for an evaluation and to make sure you are satisfied with the results. If any touch-ups are needed Dr. Paya will do it that day.
WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE?
Dermal fillers are intended for men and women who want to enhance facial features such as lips, cheeks or chin. They can also be used to reduce the signs of aging on the face caused by fat loss, collagen and elastin depletion, and sagging skin. They’re also an ideal solution for those who prefer not to undergo plastic surgery.
WHAT IS THE COST OF DERMAL FILLERS
Dermal filler cost is based on the type of filler you receive, and how many syringes you need. The price per syringe ranges from $600 to $750. Half syringes are also available at $400. If you have a few syringes injected in the same treatment, we can offer you a price adjustment.
We usually offer multiple specials and price accommodations are always available.
To find out how much product you will need, and what your total cost will be, please SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION at PAYA DENTAL TODAY.