As we age, our skin loses volume due to reduced levels of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers are used to replace lost volume, plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars – all providing immediate results with very little downtime. Spectrum Dermatology is happy to learn more about your goals and recommend the right dermal filler for your needs.
Fillers are sometimes used in conjunction with other treatments like Botox or Dysport and skin resurfacing. Spectrum Dermatology will recommend dermal filler for your specific needs during your complimentary cosmetic consultation. You may also earn points with all Allergan injectables including Juvederm, Latisse, Kybella, Skin Medica products, and more, by logging into the Brilliant Distinctions Points Program. Please contact Spectrum Dermatology to arrange your appointment with one of our licensed aestheticians or nurse injector today – (480) 948-8400.
Spectrum Dermatology is proud to announce a new treatment, Juvederm Volbella! Officially launched after FDA approval in October 2016, Spectrum Dermatology is one of the first practices in the country offering this treatment!
Volbella is an FDA-approved injection used to increase and accentuate lip fullness and their border, plumping both to achieve a naturally fuller and more kissable look without adding volume or causing “duck lips”. It softens the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and may also be used to fill pitted acne scarring in the face. Unlike other fillers, Volbella is made from a smooth, soft gel which fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture allowing results to last for up to a year.
Volbella best targets fine lines on the surface of the skin, such as “smoker’s lines” on the upper lip. Work with Spectrum Dermatology to combine Volbella hyaluronic acid filler with chemical peels and laser treatments for complete facial rejuvenation.
What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which, through more efficient crosslinking, produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results. In fact, a company-led study found that over 90% of test patients reported natural looking lips with more than 80% of them still satisfied with their results after one year. Having such a high satisfaction rate after such a long period of time is something to smile about – previous lip fillers typically last up to 6 months, before your body breaks it up, leaving you with a deflated pout.
Additionally, Volbella is a softer, smoother gel that allows for easier injection with an ultra-fine needle. Its lower hyaluronic acid concentration also means that it is less hydrophilic (less likely to absorb water) resulting in reduced swelling and a more natural result. Translation: Goodbye fish lips!
Now available at Spectrum Dermatology - Juvederm Volbella! ``Volbella adds a nice silky sheen finish to the lips, which is a feature that I haven’t seen before in the other five fillers I’ve used so far.” - Dr. Nancy Kim
Juvederm dermal filler, a “next generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA in June 2006, contains the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available. These attributes provide optimal results with a single treatment of Juvederm in the majority of patients and deliver sustained results for up to six months or longer.
Juvederm dermal filler is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler developed using a proprietary, technologically advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating a smooth, natural look and feel. The treatment helps to ‘fill out’ and smooth away lines or wrinkles, acne scars and enhance the lip size and shape. Results are immediate with minimal recovery time. Juvederm is the most frequently chosen injectable filler for the lips because of its smooth, soft gel formula.
Juvederm dermal filler can be administered in a smooth-flowing injection, providing physicians with a high level of control for individualized, tailored facial contouring and for achieving a smooth and natural look.
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Hyaluronic Acid fillers (such as Restylane and Perlane) are the most common cosmetic dermal fillers used to eliminate wrinkles and augment lips and facial features. They are made up of biodegradable hyaluronic acid, has no animal-based components, and is naturally occurring in all living things. There is no skin test needed because of its natural formula.
Restylane, and the denser version called Perlane®, are identical content cosmetic dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in your body. The hyaluronic acid also creates volume in your face, giving it a healthy, youthful appearance. Perlane is used for deeper injections, where more subdermal support is required, and in areas under the eye where surface injections might be noticeable. Perlane is sometimes used as a “base” filler which is then topped with a less dense filler such as Restylane or Juvederm.
When Restylane is injected directly into areas where the body’s support structures have been weakened, depressions can be raised to the level of surrounding skin. This smoothes and minimizes facial lines and most types of scars. In addition, skin texture is improved and has a softer and more even tone.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are administered by injection into the skin in the area chosen for treatment. It is administered as a gel that bonds with the water molecules naturally present in the facial skin, and its effects are noticeable immediately.
You will experience slight redness, swelling, bruising, or minor pain may develop, they usually last only a few days. Any unsightly blemishes can be covered with makeup. Bruising can be diminished with Vbeam laser as well topical application of arnica.
After injection, hyaluronic acid fillers typically continue to have its cosmetic effect for six to twelve months before being harmlessly absorbed by the body. Hyaluronic acid filler treatment often requires only a thirty-minute office visit, after which normal work and activities can be carried out, with a follow-up visit in 2 weeks. We will call you that night to make sure you are comfortable after your procedure.
Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel that both lifts and contours the cheeks.
The deep injection in the cheek area corrects volume loss that is related to age in adults 21 or over. Over time the cheeks begin to lose volume and seem to flatten out, this is often referred to as midface volume loss. Voluma addresses this head on and add’s the volume beneath the skin’s surface to give the youthful appearance your cheeks once had.
Sculptra is used to correct the loss of facial fat, such as in hollow cheeks, which happens as we age. Sculptra works by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen, restoring fullness and firmness. Results are usually seen six weeks after injection. Results last for approximately 2 to 3 years. Improvement with Sculptra is gradual and typically requires a few sessions, spaced six weeks apart. Sculptra is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, a safe synthetic material, and fills and lifts the skin with a natural, soft appearance. The typical side effects can be a few days of swelling and bruising.
Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologist in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. To schedule your complimentary consultation, or to set up an appointment, please contact us at (480) 948-8400.