Aging and sun damage can result in a sagging, wrinkled, and tired-looking face. In addition, the aging process, pregnancy, and simple genetics can rob areas of your face of their former volume.
With dermal fillers, a more youthful, voluminous, and contoured face may now be easier to attain than ever before.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances designed and FDA approved to be injected under the skin to provide shape, volume, and contour in targeted treatment areas.
Different dermal fillers last for distinct time periods, often from six months to up to two years. Should you be willing and able to keep up with regular appointments to maintain your impressive results, dermal fillers may be a quicker, more affordable, and less invasive alternative to surgery for many patients. Dermal fillers can also assist in maintaining the results of past procedures, forestalling the need for further surgery.
Dermal fillers vs. Botox
Unlike neuromodulators such as Botox, which softens wrinkles by immobilizing the underlying muscle, dermal fillers directly add volume and contour to the face or hands. In simplest terms, the dermal filler literally fills in the lines or wrinkles in the treatment area.
Which dermal filler is right for you?
From hyaluronic acid to polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres, the range of dermal fillers available in our Philadelphia office is comprehensive. Some of the dermal fillers we proudly offer patients include:
The Juvéderm collection of fillers contains a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance of immense benefit to the skin. Juvéderm Voluma® lifts and adds volume to the cheeks. Juvéderm Vollure™ smooths away moderate to severe facial lines. Juvéderm Volbella® adds desired shape and plumpness to the lips. For those seeking plumper lips, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC delivers natural-looking, long-lasting results. And finally, Juvederm Ultra XC is a versatile filler that excels in treating fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
The Juvéderm collection of fillers contains a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance of immense benefit to the skin. Each product in the Juvéderm® family has unique applications, including:
Sculptra Aesthetic is a poly-l-lactic acid dermal filler. Sculptra injections stimulate your skin’s production of collagen to replace facial volume lost to aging. Sculptra treatment spans about three months and takes place over the course of up to four injection sessions. Currently, Sculptra is used for full face rejuvenation as well as non-facial areas. These areas can include improvement in the arms, hands, décolletage and buttocks.
- Juvéderm Voluma® XC lifts and adds volume to the cheeks.
- Juvéderm Vollure™ XC plumps the skin and smooths away moderate to severe facial lines.
- Juvéderm Volbella® XC is a soft filler that can smooth fine lines as well as reshape or plump up your lips.
- Juvederm Ultra® XC is a versatile filler designed to plump up and shape your lips as well as smoothing and correcting moderate smile lines around your mouth.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus® XC is a more dense form of Juvederm Ultra® XC that provides added volume, lift, and more dramatic results, ideal for reducing the appearance of severe creases and restoring volume to your cheeks.
Radiesse can treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds on the face, including nasolabial folds, and correct volume loss on the hands. Radiesse can both create lift and definition in the treatment areas and stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Radiesse is also being used for non-facial areas such as the arms, hands, décolletage and buttocks.
The Restylane line of fillers is another highly effective and popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Restylane treatments can smooth moderate to severe facial lines and folds, subtly enhance lips and cheeks, and replace lost volume on the back of the hands. Fillers include Restylane Lyft®, Restylane, Restylane-L®, Restylane Defyne® and Restylane Refyne®.
Bellafill is a particularly long-lasting dermal filler, and is FDA approved to treat smile lines for up to five years. In addition, Bellafill is the only dermal filler FDA approved for the treatment of distensible acne scars for up to one year.
Schedule a consultation
During your personal consultation at the StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Stark will assist you in selecting the best suited dermal fillers for your unique goals. Dr. Stark always takes the time and care necessary to correctly identify patients’ objectives and create trustworthy treatment plans to best fulfill their intentions.