It’s no exaggeration to say that injectable dermal fillers rival BOTOX® Cosmetic in both popularity and effectiveness, although they target different signs of aging. At our Vero Beach med spa, JUVÉDERM® treatment is one of our most requested services. While many patients initially request fillers to reduce facial wrinkles, they’re pleased to learn that fillers can do much more to enhance the appearance of the face and turn back the clock on aging.
How Dermal Fillers Reduce the Signs of Aging
The concept behind fillers is relatively simple. Formulated with biocompatible materials—typically a gel form of hyaluronic acid—fillers are injected just beneath the skin to add volume to fine lines and deep creases. And although wrinkles play a role in making someone look older, volume loss ages the face even more.
As the years go by, the amount of fat beneath the skin of the face and neck decreases, leading to a sunken appearance and skin laxity. Neuromodulators such as BOTOX work by temporarily inhibiting movement of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers do more than simply smooth out wrinkles—they restore lost volume for a more youthful, revitalized and natural-looking appearance. When used to add volume to certain areas of the face, fillers can create a noticeable lift and tightness that can last for months.
Understanding the Differences Between Dermal Filler Formulations
Clients often ask for the best dermal filler, but the answer depends on your needs and the area being treated. JUVÉDERM products are available in a variety of formulations with subtle differences between them. These differences, typically related to consistency or molecular size, make each product uniquely suited to different purposes. Our injectors expertly mix and match JUVÉDERM products to improve:
- Sunken cheeks and temples
- Lines of all severities around the nose, mouth, and chin
- Thin, wrinkled, or uneven lips
Each JUVÉDERM product—VOLLURE®, VOLUMA®, and VOLBELLA®—is approved by the FDA. The products are formulated with lidocaine, a type of topical anesthetic, to make injections as comfortable as possible. In our practice, we also offer patients the option of using an additional topical anesthetic.
What To Expect During Your Treatment
At White Orchid Spa, your dermal filler treatment takes place in a tranquil, private treatment room. Your injector takes time to discuss your procedure and answer your questions. Injections are administered with very fine, small needles called microcannulas to reduce discomfort and incidences of bleeding and post-treatment bruising.
Each injection lasts for only a second, but multiple injections will be needed to achieve your desired results. You should expect to be in our office for up to an hour, though the exact length of your appointment will depend on the details of your procedure and whether you schedule any complementary treatments. For example, dermal fillers can be combined with BOTOX or KYBELLA® to treat several areas of concern at once. Even when administered together, these treatments still require no downtime.
Who Gets Dermal Fillers?
Our clients who choose dermal fillers are as diverse as the products’ indications. While fillers have always been a hit with women in their 40s and 50s, they’re gaining popularity with younger patients too—especially those who want to enhance their lips or simply want to subtly stave off the first signs of aging.
Everyone ages at a unique rate and in a unique pattern. Our experienced injectors have mastered the art of tailoring injectable treatments to meet your needs and goals.
Request a Consultation
Whatever your specific aesthetic goals, White Orchid Spa is here to help you achieve them. If you’re interested in speaking with one of our advanced registered nurse practitioners about dermal fillers, call our Vero Beach, FL, spa today at (772) 231-1133 or request a consultation.