How Injectable Fillers Help Our Rancho Mirage & Palm Springs Patients
Dermal, or injectable, fillers are among the most common types of non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States every year. Banish folds, wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging for firmer, smoother, more radiant skin with injectable fillers offered by Rancho Mirage board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Sofonio. The main difference between neurotoxins and dermal fillers is that dermal fillers are primarily used to help restore fullness and volume to your face when the effects of aging have caused it to sag. Contact Dr. Sofonio today to schedule a consultation to determine which type of injectable filler is right for you!
* Please Note: Individual results may vary.
Made of hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm® is a gel that’s used to fill lines and creases on your face. Repeated Juvéderm® injections stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen to restore your skin’s volume and structure. The effects of a Juvéderm Ultra injection may last anywhere from six months up to a year. Because they tend to absorb water and may swell a bit more than other types of injectable fillers, Juvéderm® fillers are usually recommended around the lip area rather than the eyes.
The main difference between Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is the size of the particles being injected, which also dictates how long the results should last. Generally speaking, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus produces slightly longer-lasting results than Juvéderm® Ultra. Your injector will determine which product is best for you.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is typically used to treat more difficult areas of your face, including the upper and mid-face areas around your chin, cheeks, and cheekbones. Voluma® isn’t recommended near your eyes, in your lips, or between your nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Because it penetrates a bit deeper into your skin’s layers, Voluma® may last anywhere from one to two years. However, if you’re just beginning these injections, you may require two initial injections about a month apart for best results.
If you’re concerned that your lips aren’t as luscious as they used to be, Juvéderm Volbella® XC may help. This type of dermal filler helps to add fullness to the lips along with gentle contouring for better lip symmetry. With results lasting up to a year, Volbella® XC can also help soften the appearance of frown (“lipstick”) lines around your mouth. This outpatient procedure usually takes about 30 minutes.
Juvéderm Vollure® XC is typically recommended to treat mild to moderate facial wrinkles and folds, including those found in your lower face and nasolabial folds (between your nose and mouth). Also referred to as “marionette lines,” these types of wrinkles mainly develop around the corners of your mouth along your jawline and chin. Results may last up to 18 months, though you may require more than one treatment session to achieve desired results.
Restylane® is FDA-approved dermal filler that effectively adds volume to the skin, making it look more vibrant and youthful. In addition to eliminating folds, wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging, Restylane® is also used in lip enhancement procedures, giving the lips a plump and sexy appearance. The efficacy of this dermal filler lies on the cross-linked chains of hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally found on the skin.
Similar to Juvéderm, Restylane® is an injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid (an acid occurring naturally in the body that gives your skin hydration and volume). If your face has deep folds or has begun to sag over time, Restylane® Lyft is often used to help restore your face’s lost volume for a younger-looking, fuller face. If wrinkles and the volume around your lips are the issue, Restylane® Silk is often used for lip augmentation and natural-looking, beautiful results.
Made of calcium hydroxylapatite microsphere suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel, Radiesse® helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deep facial creases. Radiesse® stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen around the microspheres for longer-lasting wrinkle treatment with results usually lasting between 9-15 months. Radiesse® can also used to help restore volume in the hands.
Containing poly-L-lactic acid microspheres, Sculptra® Aesthetic also helps restore your body’s natural production of collagen for better skin volume and structure with fewer wrinkles and fine lines. The results of Sculptra® Aesthetic may last up to a year. Treatment usually requires four injection sessions spaced about three weeks apart for best results.