Dermal fillers are one of the most popular treatment options in medical aesthetics. These injections offer immediate results and involve no down time. The treatments restore lost volume due to aging and fill in wrinkles. The type of dermal filler you choose depends on where your face could benefit from treatment and what your goals are.
Plump Thin Lips
Lip filler injections to plump thin lips can be customized to a patient’s individual preferences, from subtle enhancement to the “bee stung” lips of certain celebrities. The natural shape of the lips can be improved, providing symmetry. It is also possible to even out the texture and volume of the lips.
Dermal fillers differ in their chemical makeup, in how long they last, and in the degree of firmness they provide. For example, softer fillers are used in the lips, while firmer fillers are used to restore volume to the cheekbone areas. The experienced aestheticians at Azure can help you determine the best type of filler needed for your specific goals. The results of dermal filler injections are very predictable, with minimal risks or side effects.
Restore Volume to Cheeks
Volume loss in the cheek area often comes with age. Expertly injected fillers can restore volume and give a more youthful appearance to the cheeks. This offers a younger-looking appearance without the down time, expense, and invasiveness of a traditional face lift surgery.
Fill in Wrinkles and Lines
Marionette lines are the lines that form below each corner of the mouth. Nasolabial folds are the lines seen from the sides of nose to the corners of the mouth. These static lines are visible even when the face is at rest and can age the face noticeably. Volume to these areas is easily restored with dermal filler to create a natural, youthful look to the face.
Reduce the Appearance of Scars
Scarring can result in indentions in the skin and uneven texture on the face. Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the depth of the scars, making them much less noticeable. They can also be used to even out the surrounding skin’s texture.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Radiesse (Calcium hydroxylapatite)
Calcium hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones and is a mineral-like compound. It is biosynthetically produced, so no animals have been used in its development and no animal products are used in its production, which lowers your risk of an allergic reaction. No skin testing is required. It’s often used to fill in wrinkles or provide volume in the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Frown lines
- Other facial contours
Calcium hydroxylapatite is known to provide natural-looking results. It does not migrate from the injection site area and side effects are rare. Originally used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery, calcium hydroxylapatite has a long safety record.
Belotero, Juvederm, Volbella (Hyaluronic acid)
Hyaluronic acid injections can be used reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injuries, or lines. It can provide noticeable improvements for the following cosmetic concerns:
- Acne scars
- Burn scars
- Wound scars
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes)
- Worry lines (wrinkles that run across the forehead)
- Cheek depressions
- Nasolabial furrows (deep creases that run from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
- Redefining the lip border
- Smoker’s lines (vertical wrinkles around the mouth)
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body that is extracted and reformulated for use as a dermal filler. Soft connective tissues and the fluid surrounding your eyes contain high concentrations. It can also be found in cartilage, joint fluids, and skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers because it can address a variety of cosmetic concerns.