Another type of injectable cosmetic treatment is known as a dermal filler. Dermal fillers work differently from intramuscular treatments. Instead of being injected directly into a muscle, these kinds of injectables go under the skin or dermis. The treatment works to “fill” the skin as opposed to freezing or relaxing muscles. Some dermal fillers are made to go very deep beneath the skin or dermis in order to tackle deep wrinkles and pronounced lines. Others are injected closer to the skin’s surface for the treatment of finer lines or to add fullness and volume in places where you feel you are lacking — such as the lips or under the eyes.
The most common issues treated with dermal fillers include thin lips, shallow facial contours, and mild to severe creases and wrinkles. Some dermal fillers can also treat recessed scars, including those from surgery.
Juvederm is a popular choice in dermal fillers. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body and can also be harvested from rooster combs or created in a laboratory for use in medicine and cosmetic procedures. Juvederm was approved in 2006 for use as a dermal filler and can be used for a wide variety of common cosmetic concerns, such as smoothing out facial wrinkles, plumping lips, treating acne scars and blemishes and even reducing wrinkles in the hands. The results from this brand of dermal filler can last 8 to 12 months before repeated treatments.
To figure out what kind of injectable treatment is likely to get the best results for you, call our office today. Our trained medical professionals will answer your questions and consider your individual needs. We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your skin concerns.
There are many different types of fillers that we offer here at Pristine Medical Spa.
Among those fillers are:
- Juvederm Plus
- Juvederm Ultra