Dermal Fillers come in many compositions. Most frequently, they are made of crosslinked hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin. They come in different densities and thus, are very versatile. They are used to replace volume lost by the aging process. Replacing volume helps correct the conditions that initially cause the majority of wrinkles. Fillers can also be used to enhance certain features, including lips and cheeks. Lastly, they can be used to fill in superficial wrinkles that occur over time with repetitive muscle movements.
The most common areas treated by fillers are the cheeks, nasolabial folds (running from the nose to the mouth), and the lips. However, most areas of the face can be treated, but it takes a skilled injector to know which type of filler and what depth is needed for adequate correction.
Juvederm® Collection of Fillers
JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC, JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, JUVEDERM VOLLURE™ XC, JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® XC
These products are soft tissue fillers that are made of a naturally occurring substance in the body, called hyaluronic acid. This injectable substance is used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles of the face. Most commonly, they are used to add volume and contour to the cheeks and cheekbones, correct the lines that run from the corners of the nose down to the lips, restore volume and plump the lips, and correct the downturned corners of the mouth. These injections will last for 1-2 years, depending on which products is used and where it is placed. Since these products are made from a natural substance in the body, they are completely reversible. Dr. Gray, Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon personally administers each injection to give you a youthful, natural-appearing result. Treatment takes about 10 minutes and the results are instantaneous!
Kybella® is an injectable treatment that works to destroy fat cells in the submental region and correct the appearance of a double chin.
Restylane® and Perlane®
These products are part of a family of products created to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that provides fullness and elasticity to skin.
A Botox® Cosmetic Procedure is a non-invasive treatment that will decrease visible signs of aging, including frown lines and crow’s feet, by temporarily decreasing the muscle activity that causes these lines.
Jeuveau™, offered by Evolus, is a more purified version of botulinum toxin A, which is what is used in Botox. It is also known as Newtox, since it’s newer and more up to date version of Botox, made much safer.
VERSA is a homogenous filler due to the company’s advanced wet milling technology and proprietary formula. What this means is that the filler particles are spherical and uniform, which creates the ideal balance between volume and smoothness.
RHA® Collection of Fillers
The RHA® Collection of dermal fillers is the most advanced hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment available. The unique formula provides our patients with more natural looking results that are guaranteed to last.