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.
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.
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
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.