If you’re concerned about age-related facial volume loss, thinning lips, and/or fine lines and wrinkles, Pima Dermatology provides a variety of minimally invasive dermal fillers to minimize the unwanted effects of aging.
Pima Dermatology is staffed with board-certified dermatologists and medical and cosmetic providers who are experts at administering facial fillers. We know you may have concerns, so rest assured that you’re in good hands for achieving a natural-looking youthful appearance, safely and effectively.
What Is a Dermal Filler?
Also called an injectable facial filler, a dermal filler is a soft gel that is injected into the skin and is designed to rejuvenate your appearance.
Cosmetic facial fillers are most commonly composed of the following:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally-occurring substance in your body that hydrates the skin
Calcium hydroxyapatite – a mineral-like substance that adds volume to the skin, while also stimulating the production of natural collagen for long-lasting results.
Poly-l-lactic acid – an easily-absorbed synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production in the skin for results that last even after the filler has been safely absorbed
Who is a Candidate for a Dermal Filler Procedure?
If you’re looking to reduce various types of wrinkles and facial creases, then dermal fillers could be the right treatment for you. In addition, many patients choose dermal fillers to:
- Improve facial symmetry
- Add definition and volume
- Enhance facial contours
- Increase smoothness
- Tighten loose skin
What Conditions do Facial Fillers Treat?
Dermal fillers are ideal for a range of skin conditions, including wrinkles and sagging skin in the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Marionette lines (lines under the mouth)
- Under eye area
- Lip augmentation
- Lip lines
What Types of Dermal Fillers are Available at Pima Dermatology?
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC – Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is an HA filler for light scars, volume loss, and wrinkles. Although results vary, it typically lasts 6-12 months
Juvéderm Voluma XC – Voluma is the only FDA-approved filler designed to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for up to 2 years.
Juvéderm Volbella XC – Juvéderm Volbella® XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to 1 year. It adds subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines. It provides natural-looking, long-lasting results. This “finishing touch” filler can be added to a lip injection treatment that includes other fillers like Juvéderm ® XC. Juvéderm Volbella® XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler and contains lidocaine. It typically requires 1 – 2 syringes for the desired correction.
Juvéderm Vollure XC – Vollure is an HA filler formulated to soften nasolabial folds, deep folds around the mouth for up to 18 months or longer
Restylane – Restylane is an HA filler that improves facial structure, defines lip lines and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and light scarring that lasts 6-9 months.
Although each procedure will vary depending on the patient, in general, you can expect treatment to last no more than 30 minutes. Many patients report experiencing minimal pain, however, you can choose to have a local numbing agent applied to make your session even more comfortable.
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What Are the Benefits of Dermal Filler Treatment?
Dermal filler treatments offer the following benefits for your skin and face:
- Increased smoothness and hydration
- Better volume and definition
- Rejuvenated features
- More youthful appearance
- Increased confidence
Are There Side Effects?
As with any injection treatment, there may be some side effects. However, because of the skill and technique of the Pima Dermatology practitioners, the side effects are usually mild and temporary. Although results can vary, the side effects may include swelling, soreness, tenderness, itching, redness, and bruising. They usually subside in 7-10 days.
The “Liquid Facelift” with Dermal Fillers
Pima Dermatology is proud to offer the “liquid facelift,” a combination procedure that enhances the results that you’re looking for. The procedure includes Botox or another neuromodulator and/or laser skin treatments, combined with dermal fillers, designed to meet your unique needs or to help you achieve your specific aesthetic goals.
To Know More about Dermal Fillers, Contact Pima Dermatology
Pima Dermatology offers a range of dermal filler treatments designed to reduce wrinkles, volumize the skin, and enhance your appearance. Our expert staff has the training and experience to customize your treatment to meet your needs and goals. To find out more, contact Pima Dermatology today for a consultation. Reach us online or call our office in Tucson.
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