Dermal Fillers ( Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse)

Fillers are popular for a reason!   These treatments are using a natural agent seen in the body to help plump up lines in the face in effort to soften and erase wrinkles and unsightly shadows.  It is used in conjunction with Botox but is not the same as Botox at all.  We commonly inject these different products in the lines around the nose (nasolabial folds), lines around the lower corners of the mouth and chin (marionette lines), and around the lower eyelids (tear troughs).  We also use to refill volume in the face, especially after weight loss and droop secondary to age.  We use filler (or known as dermal injectables) in the cheek, lip and in the jowl area to achieve this effect.  These treatments are performed in less than 20 minutes and the results are seen immediately.  They are performed in our medspa under the supervision of our nurses and board-certified cosmetic surgeons.  They will help guide you in deciding which product is best suited for your face.

What is a dermal filler?

  • Injectable dermal fillers are non-surgical treatments that reduce the appearance of lines, creases, and hollowed areas almost immediately.

What is Restylane and Juvederm?

  • Restylane and Juvederm are cosmetic gel fillers containing hyaluronic acid to enhance volume and fullness.

What is Perlane?

  • Perlane, just like Restylane and Juvederm, adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, but what makes Perlane different is particle size, which makes it a better choice for wrinkles that are deeper.

What is Radiesse?

  • Radiesse is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.  This filler is wonderful for deeper lines and for patients looking for longer results.

How long do injectable fillers last?

  • You will enjoy the results of Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane for up to one year.  Radiesse has been noted to last up to 18 months. On occasion follow-up or “touch-up” injections may be needed for maintenance purposes.  Your consultant will help you decide which product is best for your needs.

What is the treatment like?

The treatment itself usually only takes 15 minutes. To improve your comfort during treatment, ice may be applied to the area, as well as specially formulated topical numbing gel.  All of our fillers include lidocaine at no extra charge for your comfort!  You will see notable change before you leave the office usually!