Dermal Fillers

Juvederm / Restylane / Radiesse

Beautiful skin is an asset like no other. Unfortunately, the effects of time, gravity and genetics can have an impact on our appearance that influences how we see ourselves. At the Finishing Touch Medspa, we understand that as we age, the structure of our skin begins to change; facial tissues begin to thin out, lipid production declines and elasticity diminishes. Together, these changes mean that fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. To keep your skin looking young and beautiful, we offer a range of advanced skin-rejuvenating procedures that defy the effects of aging. If you’re new to injectable treatments such as dermal fillers, you may be eager to learn more about them and how they can minimize wrinkles, plump thinning lips and restore lost volume to your face.

With many options out there you’re unsure which one’s best for you. It should be simple.

What it treats

  • Wrinkles
  • Thin Lips
  • Sagging Skin
  • Volume Loss

Area it treats

  • Face
  • Hands

Details

Procedure Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Recovery Time: 0 – 2 Days

What are dermal fillers?

Millions of people worldwide use dermal fillers to add structure and fullness to the face without sacrificing muscle movement or expression. These injectable, gel-like substances restore facial volume by replacing lost tissues. Minimally noninvasive, dermal fillers are an effective alternative to surgical procedures such as facelifts, brow lifts and eye lifts. Dermal fillers are commonly used to:

  • Smooth out wrinkles and creases
  • Reduce “marionette,” laugh and frown lines
  • Plump the lips and cheeks
  • Revitalize hollow, sagging skin
  • Diminish the visibility of recessed scars
  • Rejuvenate the hands
  • Eliminate vertical lip lines
  • Enhance facial contours

There are numerous fillers available that target specific skin concerns; each is formulated differently and has its own unique texture and density. Certain formulas work best on particular problem areas and require knowledge, skill and training to produce high-quality results. Our experienced team at The Finishing Touch Medspa will analyze your skin care needs at your complimentary consultation and recommend the best formula for your desired outcome. We offer the following revitalizing dermal fillers:

  • Restylane — Restylane was the first available dermal filler in the United States. Highly successful, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler designed to minimize the signs of aging by plumping up the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe lines. Once injected, Restylane assimilates within the dermis layer of tissue to provide immediate results.
  • Radiesse — Radiesse is a calcium-based, aqueous dermal filler that treats moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds in common problem areas. Radiesse provides immediate volumizing effects but also stimulates collagen production for long-lasting, continuous results.
  • Juvéderm — Juvéderm is a collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers specially formulated to correct specific aging concerns. Juvéderm can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, lift and contour the cheeks and add volume to the lips.
  • Revanesse Versa — A relatively new dermal filler, Versa is a hyaluronic acid-based formula that uses smaller particles for smoother results.

Dermal fillers are typically categorized by the substance they contain. At The Finishing Touch Medspa, our fillers contain either the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The ingredients used in each of these fillers are FDA-approved for cosmetic use and have a long, established history of treating the signs of aging. With these treatments, you can reclaim a youthful appearance and soft complexion.

How do fillers and neurotoxins differ from one another?

There are several differences between fillers and neurotoxin. Explained below are some of the primary points where fillers and neurotoxin display different characteristics.

Hand fillers

Dermal fillers aren’t just for the face. Our hands are regularly exposed to the sun and other environmental factors, causing the skin to lose elasticity and appear aged. Hand filler treatments are a fantastic remedy for restoring lost volume within the skin while smoothing away wrinkles on the surface. These specialized treatments can restore the youthful appearance of your hands.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

There are no age or gender restrictions for patients considering fillers, but the best candidates are those concerned about the signs of aging. Ideal patients want to avoid surgical treatments and will have moderate to severe wrinkles, facial folds or other problem areas.
We also recommended that patients don’t smoke; smoking tends to impede the body’s natural healing process and exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles, making results less sustainable.

Those who have allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer from active acne or inflammation and are not in good overall health may not be suitable candidates for dermal fillers. Your qualified providers at The Finishing Touch Medspa can help you determine if fillers are the right anti-aging treatment for you during your complimentary consultation.

What to expect during your dermal filler treatment

Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment and will begin with a consultation, where we will discuss your cosmetic needs, goals and any restrictions you may have. We will evaluate your skin, identify your areas of concern and review your medical history to ensure safe, effective results.

Immediately before your treatment, the injection site will be cleansed. Many of the filler formulas we use contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, but some patients request additional anesthesia, either by injection or with a topical ointment. A nerve block may also be used for more sensitive areas, such as the lips. Once your skin is ready, the filler will be injected; you may receive several injections for optimal results. The procedure itself is relatively quick and only takes a few moments for each injection site. We will also massage and evaluate each target area to ensure beautiful results. Depending on the extent of your treatments, the process may last from 15 minutes to an hour. Some patients may experience minor side effects such as swelling or irritation, but there is no downtime associated with wrinkle fillers. You may resume normal activities immediately after your treatment.

How long do the results last?

Your dermal filler results are typically immediate but will vary depending on the formula used, the area treated and the amount administered. Hyaluronic acid-based formulas can last from six to 18 months, but this varies by the location treated. The results from Radiesse treatments tend to last a little longer because they stimulate your body’s natural collagen production.

Your outcome may vary, but following best skin care practices, applying sunscreen, maintaining treatments and not smoking can extend the longevity of your results. At The Finishing Touch Medspa, we offer a variety of skin care products that will complement your dermal filler treatment and keep your skin looking great longer.

Are there any side effects?

Wrinkle fillers are one of the safest cosmetic procedures performed today, but it’s important that your treatment is done in a medical setting with clean, sterile instruments and well-trained professionals. Some patients experience minor side effects after a dermal filler treatment and a small percentage have adverse reactions. Common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itchiness

Rarer complications include allergic reactions, infection, inflammation, necrosis and blindness. Our experienced team will discuss the risks and side effects with you before your procedure and educate you on how to minimize any complications.

Contact us

Selecting a provider for injectable dermal filler treatments is an important decision. At The Finishing Touch Medspa, we provide you with clean facilities, FDA-approved formulas and an experienced, professionally-trained staff to ensure a safe treatment. Our artistic eye and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy are combined with delicate precision to create beautiful, natural-looking results that will keep you looking younger for longer.

If you’re ready to defy the effects of aging with dermal fillers, contact or call The Finishing Touch Medspa today at 916-235-2500 to schedule your complimentary consultation!