About Injectable Fillers
Injectable wrinkle fillers (or dermal fillers) are often used to replenish lost facial volume. The face can lack fullness for a number of reasons, but weight loss and age are commonly to blame. This treatment works by injecting the dermal filler under the surface of the skin to fill in the areas that appear sunken or hollow. Fillers are a promising, nonsurgical option for Fort Lauderdale, FL women and men wanting to smooth wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin in order to create a more youthful appearance. There are many different types of fillers that can help meet the goals and desires of each individual. To decide which injectable fillers are best for you, we invite you to visit Fort Lauderdale Dermatology where fellowship-trained dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson can help you make this decision.
Types of Fillers
Fort Lauderdale Dermatology is pleased to offer a wide range of dermal fillers, including:
- Ultra and Volbella: Adds shape to the upper lip, lower lip, or both while correcting the appearance of fine, vertical lines on the lips. The results usually can be seen for up to one year.
- Ultra Plus and Vollure: Correct moderate to severe wrinkles and lines on the face, like parentheses lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose. The results usually last for about one year.
- Voluma: Augments the contour of the cheeks to treat flatness in the mid-face. Results can last up to two years.
- Lyft: Adds volume and lift in the cheeks. Results can last longer than 12 months.
- Refyne: Fills in fine to moderate smile and laugh lines. Results have been known to last 6 – 12 months.
- Defyne: Corrects moderate to deep smile and laugh lines. On average, results last up to 6 – 12 months.
- Silk: Builds volume in the lips and smoothes vertical lip lines. Outcomes usually last for six months.
Radiesse: Uses calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel to soften moderate lines and wrinkles on the face and correct age-related volume loss in the hands.
Belotero: Treatments are approved by the FDA to repair moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the face, including stubborn, etched lines and the nasolabial folds near your mouth.
Bellafill: Is an FDA-approved dermal filler that uses polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres to diminish the appearance of smile lines. Results have been known to last for several years.
Sculptra: Is a poly-L-lactic acid-based dermal filler that allows for fuller and longer-lasting volume replacement in the mid-face. In addition to increasing the volume of the cheeks, Sculptra can decrease the appearance of shallow to deep lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds that go from the edges of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
"All i can say is Dr Wilkerson and his staff , especially his assistant, Jackie. . are more than wonderful. THEY ARE TERRIFIC! i had a serious skin rash fungus. All meds and creams were not working. Then Dr Wilkerson did some research and recommended an intense med regime. Only problem: Walgreens said my ins co would not cover the $960 cost. !! As i prepared to shell out the money Jackie pleaded with me to wait. Have no idea what "magic" she and the Dr did but i got a call a few hours later from her and they had convinced the ins to pay for the med. My cost was a $40 co pay! I tried a few dermatologists since living in Ft Lauderdale. Dr Wilkerson and his staff are my "go to " Dermatologist!! M Mann"- M.M. / Google / Mar 14, 2020
"All i can say is Dr Wilkerson and his staff , especially his assistant, Jackie. . are more than wonderful. THEY ARE TERRIFIC!i had a serious skin rash fungus. All meds and creams were not working.Then Dr Wilkerson did some research and recommended an intensemed regime. Only problem: Walgreens said my ins co would notcover the $960 cost. !!As i prepared to shell out the money Jackie pleaded with me to wait.Have no idea what "magic" she and the Dr did but i got a call a few hours later from her and they had convinced the ins to pay for the med.My cost was a $40 co pay!I tried a few dermatologists since living in Ft Lauderdale. Dr Wilkerson and his staff are my "go to " Dermatologist!!M Mann"- M.M. / Google / Mar 12, 2020
"On my 1st visit as a new patient I'm more than pleased to say that both Dr. Wilkerson and his medical assistant, Jackie, lived up to the 5 Star reviews. Both are very pleasant, low key, knowledgeable and the office is impeccable. At the moment I have no insurance and Dr. Wilkerson was very up front in discussing private pay. Without going into detail I was pleasantly surprised at the pricing. I am currently catching up on my skin health and after 3 visits remain impressed with this gem of a practice."- P.L. / Google / Feb 27, 2020
"Im canadian and i was on vacation in Ft Lauderdale, i developed a skin reaction so I called this office to make an appointment. Doctor was exceptionally helpful during my full exam. I highly recommend this clinic."- T.S. / Google / Feb 15, 2020
"Jackie and Doctor Wilkerson are awesome. The office is spotless the doctor and his staff are friendly. Having Scalp Treatment done. And a little filler to make me feel younger. Very happy with this doctor."- S.R. / Facebook / Feb 07, 2020
Injectable Fillers Ideal Candidates
The ideal candidates for injectable fillers would be anyone looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In most situations, individuals who have recently lost significant amounts of weight or who have areas on their face that are sunken and shapeless are great candidates. During your consultation, let our team know if you have any known allergies to dermal products or lidocaine.
Injectable Fillers Procedure Technique
Before your injection procedure, Dr. Wilkerson will consult with you to learn more about your cosmetic goals and determine what product may be best. At the time of the actual procedure, Dr. Wilkerson can administer numbing cream as a local anesthetic to minimize the discomfort of the injections. Dr. Wilkerson will decide how much product is appropriate and will slowly and gradually inject it through a very fine needle. Keeping the desired result in mind, either a portion or an entire syringe could be used during the procedure.
What to Expect with Injectable Fillers
This procedure can be completed in our Fort Lauderdale, FL office quickly and with very few risks. Due to the use of anesthetic, the process is typically pretty tolerable and requires little to no downtime afterward. You should expect swelling and bruising immediately after, but these symptoms should fade within a couple of days. Results typically last from a few months to a year, depending on the product and the placement of the injection. To maintain optimal results, Dr. Wilkerson may recommend touch-ups, as well as a customized skin care routine.
Make Wrinkles Disappear
If you are feeling insecure about your signs of aging, but you are not interested in the concept of major surgery, then dermal fillers might be the ideal solution for you. Fillers uncover voluminous, younger-looking skin without major risks or the threat of scarring. There are a number of products on the market today that can help attain the appearance you dream of. For more information about fillers or to book a consultation with skilled dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson, contact Fort Lauderdale Dermatology. Dr. Wilkerson looks forward to helping you choose the treatments and services that you desire to help you meet your aesthetic goals.
*Disclaimer: Although injectable fillers are approved by the FDA, they may be used off-label for a variety of cosmetic purposes.