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DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are sterile laboratory made materials that are injected into the skin and deeper tissue to smooth wrinkles, lines and add volume and fullness. The most popular dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (H.A. fillers) such as Restylane and Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in all tissues of the body. Non-hyaluronic acid fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse are synthetic materials not naturally produced by the body.

As we age, the skin becomes thinner. The fat layer under the skin and the underlying muscle and bone all loose thickness. As a result, the face loses fullness and descends resulting in deep crevices, lines, and hollowed areas.  The muscles of facial expression under the skin add to the wrinkling process. The face no longer has youthful high cheeks but becomes bottom heavy. Dermal fillers can add volume to lift droopy skin, contour hollowed areas, soften the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and lines and plump thin lips.

Dermal fillers can cause temporary bruising and have a rare risk of allergic reactions. Not all fillers are the same. A consultation with our cosmetic dermatologist will help you plan a course of action in improving your appearance through the choice of the best dermal filler for your needs. Dermal filler results can last from several months to a year or more.

Micro-cannula Sculpting

Using mico-cannulas to sculpt the face is a revolutionary way to deliver dermal fillers.  The treatment requires a single entry point for a large area largely reducing the amount of injection points required with a traditional needle.  Micro-cannulas are small, blunt and flexible which enables the physician to safely treat a large area with a single entry point without the risk of puncturing blood vessels.

Some of the benefits of Micro-cannula Sculpting include:

  •  Less bruising

  •  Less pain

  •  Minimal downtime

  •  Single point of entry for wider coverage

  •  Stimulates new collagen production