Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, which have brand names of Juvaderm Ultra, Juvaderm Ultra Plus, and Captique, are the new and exciting FDA-approved treatment for facial wrinkles. Juvaderm Ultra and Juvaderm Ultra Plus are the only FDA-approved dermal filler proven to last a full 12 months. This non-surgical treatment, which is especially effective on wrinkles found in the lower two-thirds of the face, produces long-lasting and immediate results with no need for lifestyle interruption following the procedure. Now you can gain a smoother and more youthful appearance without the trauma of plastic surgery!

Conditions We Treat

  • Smile Lines: Lines in the cheeks that occur with facial expressions
  • Lipstick Lines: Vertical lines around the lips
  • Chin Furrows/Marionette Lines: Vertical lines in the corners of the mouth
  • Depressed Facial Scars: Scars located in almost any area of the face

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the treatment involve?

Dermal filler treatments use a series of small injections, on numbed skin, to restore the hyaluronic acid. The body accepts this natural substance, and slowly absorbs it without a trace in several months. Enhanced length of results is very often achieved with each successive treatment.

How is Dermal Filling performed?

The skin is first numbed, to minimize any discomfort, and the filler is injected just under the skin surface to plump up the wrinkle being treated. Results are instant!

Are there side effects to the treatments?

Some temporary swelling and bruising can occur so it is recommended that the procedure be done at least two weeks prior to an event.

How much does it cost?

Dermal Fillers are dispensed and purchased by syringe. Cost depends on how many syringes of product are required to achieve desired results. It is important not to "skimp" on the amount of filler with the first use. This will ensure better long term results and will also save money in the long term.

What is the difference between the three brands of Dermal Fillers used?

The Dermal Fillers vary in cost, and in their ability to correct certain types of facial wrinkles.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal Fillers are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally found between the cells of human tissue, making it responsible for the plump and smooth appearance of youthful skin. Through the aging process, the skin loses its natural hyaluronic acid which can result in facial wrinkles, cheek sagging, lip lines, and chin furrows.

How will I know how much/what brand of Dermal Filler I will need?

Gianna provides free, individualized, one-on-one consultations that will determine the amount and type of Dermal Filler needed to reach your goals.

Who performs the treatment?

All treatments are performed personally by Dr. DeMario who has received post-residency training and certification in Dermal Filler injections.

How can Dermal Fillers improve my facial appearance?

Dermal Fillers can add fullness to the face in such areas as the cheek bones, lips, and chin. They are an excellent way to soften lines caused by skin sagging and volume loss with age (See "Conditions We Treat").

This article comes from Gianna Skin & Laser

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