Aging is part of life, but looking old doesn’t have to be. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity and support. As a result, we develop fine lines and wrinkles, while seeing less fullness, volume, and tone. Our lips may appear less full, our cheeks less smooth, and our jawlines less tight. Correction of these conditions does not have to involve surgery -- cosmetic fillers can help rejuvenate your skin and reverse those noticeable signs of aging.
At Weight Loss and Vitality, we are proud to offer cosmetic filler injections. One of the most popular types of filler injections, hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is used for many things including the treatment of osteoarthritis, skin lotion, supplements, and dermal injections. Using hyaluronic acid helps to restore volume to your face and lips, often reversing the effects of aging and the appearance of undesirable wrinkles. Dermal injections also may be beneficial for reducing the appearance of scars, folds, smoker’s lines.
We use the Juvéderm® and Restylane® product line. Our selection of hyaluronic acid fillers can offer instant, natural-looking smoothing for moderate to severe wrinkles. Our standard filler product lasts between 9-12 months, while our premium product will last between 18-24 months. To improve comfort during treatment, we apply a compound numbing cream that provides exceptional pain control.
FAQS About Dermal FILLERS
Dermal fillers, also known as cosmetic fillers, are injectable substances made from natural and/or synthetic material. Dermal fillers may improve the look of facial skin by restoring volume, contouring or smoothing out moderate to severe wrinkles, fine lines, and folds.
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that naturally occurs in the human body to add volume and hydrate the skin. Natural hyaluronic must be continually replenished by the body, but the speed of replacement slows as we age. As a result, our body loses the ability to moisturize and hydrate the skin in the same way. Hyaluronic acid injections consist of a stabilized, soft gel that is injected to help restore smooth, supple skin.
Dermal fillers reintroduce hyaluronic acid under the skin. The hyaluronic immediately draws hydration to the area, often resulting in a fresh, revitalized appearance. The injections also help to restore volume.
Dermal filler injections are most commonly used to help treat wrinkles and fine lines on the face, to help restore lip fullness, and contour the face. Commonly treated areas include the nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds), smile lines (perioral lines), marionettes lines, enhancement of lips, and cheek augmentation. Speak with our Health Care Provider about other treatment options, such as scar correction and restoration of volume loss.
Any adult who would like to experience the benefits of dermal filler injections should consult with our Health Care Provider to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate. This treatment is not advised for pregnant/breastfeeding women, anyone with an allergic reaction to dermal fillers, and anyone with allergies to numbing agents.
Dermal filler injections should be administered by a trained and qualified practitioner or a registered nurse.
Before any treatment begins, you will meet with our health care provider during a consultation to answer any questions, discuss your objectives, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment. If so, we can proceed with treatment. In the comfort of our clinic, we will prepare the skin with a numbing cream and then administer the dermal filler to the designated areas. We will advise you of after-care recommendations and what to expect following the procedure. You are then free to resume your normal activities.
After your consultation, treatment typically takes less than an hour.
Some patients experience slight discomfort, however our numbing medication cream helps minimize pain and improve comfort during treatment
You are free to resume normal daily activities after treatment. You should not exercise for 24 hours, nor should you have prolonged exposure to cold, heat and sun should be kept to a minimum for two weeks after injections in order to maintain the integrity of the filler, for longer lasting results.
Our standard fillers provide results that typically last between 6-9 months. Our premium fillers typically yield results lasting between 12-24 months.
As noted above, results typically endure for up to two years following treatment, however clients are welcome to return for a touch-up treatment to maintain the effects or add more dermal filler until optimal results are achieved.
Some patients may experience slight pain, swelling, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, but these conditions are generally minor and fade after a day or two in typical cases. Speak with your health care provider about after-care pain relief options, such as applying a cold compress or taking pain-relieving medication.
We use only the highest quality dermal fillers from the most reputable brands in medical aesthetics; Juvéderm®, and Restylane®. We conduct our treatments in a comfortable, clean, sterile environment and take the utmost precaution to minimize the risk of infection. Allergic reactions to dermal fillers are possible but extremely rare.