Dermal Fillers are injectable treatments that restore youthful volume and fullness to the face, plump deeper facial lines and folds and provide contour and definition to the face.
Over time, the effects of aging can take a toll on our appearance. Skin becomes thinner, loses its elasticity and is more prone to fine lines, wrinkles, creases and folds. Fortunately, we can restore a smoother, more youthful appearance with the use of dermal fillers, which are injected beneath the skin’s surface to fill depressed areas.
We offer a variety of hyaluronic acid based fillers and Radiesse that are tailored to achieve the most effective and affordable outcome.
Types Of Dermal Fillers
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Healthy, youthful skin contains two key compounds that diminish with the aging process — hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar compound found in the body. This acid helps maintain skin volume by attracting and binding water, giving the skin a smooth, plump appearance. However, with time, UV exposure and environmental factors, the hyaluronic acid in the skin diminishes and collagen breaks down causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Injectable hyaluronic acid can temporarily replace this compound, restoring to the skin the volume and firmness it has lost.
At SpaGo Medical Spa, dermal filler treatments are performed by our Medical Doctor.
Fillers may be added following your Laser Skin Rejuvenation.
With only one vial of Radiesse, we were able to naturally lift this beautiful lady's cheeks and correct asymmetries.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse smoothes facial lines, wrinkles, and deeper facial creases while stimulating the skin’s natural collagen production, creating a more youthful framework with added fullness. Results are immediate and can last a year or more.
Radiesse is composed of very small, smooth calcium hydroxylapitite microspheres, which are suspended in a water-based gel. Calcium hydroxylapitite is a mineral component that occurs naturally in the bones and teeth.
In the class of dermal fillers, Radiesse, an FDA-approved dermal and hand rejuvenation filler, is unique as it supplements the skin’s own depleted collagen and stimulates new collagen production in and around the treated area, which encourages longer-lasting results. Within a year of an initial Radiesse injection, the body absorbs the Radiesse and leaves in its place the body’s own naturally-formed collagen.
Radiesse Wrinkle Treatments Improve:
Smile Lines, Marionette Lines, Oral Commissures, Jowls, and more
The Filler Procedure
Typically, filler treatments take 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the area treated. Using an ultra-fine needle, the dermal filler is injected below the surface of the skin to add volume to the skin.
Are There Side Effects From Filler and Radiesse Wrinkle Treatments?
Side effects associated with Radiesse wrinkle treatments are minimal. They may include slight bleeding, pinkness, mild bruising or swelling near the injection site. Typically, these side effects dissipate within a few days. See this link for other rare side effects.
Belotero Balance® Refining Facial Filler, Restylane Refine, and Other soft fillers
Radiesse’s sister product, Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic, acid-based cohesive gel dermal filler that is FDA-approved for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Designed to deliver natural-looking results with little recovery time, Belotero integrates into skin, plumping and softening fine lines and wrinkles. Most commonly used as refining injectable filler, Belotero is used just below the surface of the skin to provide soft correction of more superficial wrinkles and lines of the face.
We offer many brands of lip filler and most last from 3-6 months. However, Galderma Pharmaceuticals has recently received FDA-approval for a new filler callled Kysse ("Kiss") that lasts a year or more.
Kysse is a hyaluronic acid filler, which places it in a categories similar to Juvéderm and other Restylane products. The innovation here is that Kysse uses Galderma's proprietary XpresHAn (a.k.a "expression") Technology. As Melanie Palm, a San Diego-based board-certified dermatologist and clinical investigator in the phase three trials of the new drug, explained to Allure magazine, the new filler changes the way that hyaluronic acid binds inside your lips. "[The hyaluronic acid] is bound to itself, so it stretches, and then goes back to its prior space," she says. "When you're talking, smiling, or kissing, it has the ability to integrate into the tissue where it's injected and mold to your tissue. It becomes one with [your lips]."
Lip filler can have a tendency to feel uncomfortable or difficult to get used to, like there's an unknown substance attached to your lips (because there is!), explains Palm. She found that Kysse felt more natural, in addition to looking more natural. "It's not only believable to everybody else, but it is believable to you," she says. "It just seems seamless with your own lips."
Alisa Lask, general manager and vice president of the U.S. Aesthetic Business at Galderma, breaks down the results of the clinical trials: "Study results showed that Restylane Kysse provides lip fullness, improves the appearance of the lines above the mouth and leaves patients satisfied with their results," she says. "We found that by week eight after treatment, at least 90 percent of patients were satisfied with their lips. Specifically, with the shape of their upper and lower lips (93 percent and 95 percent, respectively)." Another benefit is that Kysse lasts about a year. This is much longer than other fillers that last from 3-6 months.