Are you ready for a burst of knowledge? In this blog post, we’ll explore the world of dermal fillers and uncover the three types commonly used today. But before we dive into the specifics, let’s start with the basics. Dermal fillers comprise hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance in your skin that helps keep it hydrated and plump. These soft and gel-like fillers are injected into the skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and improve volume loss. But did you know that the results of dermal fillers are temporary, lasting from 6 to 24 months? This duration varies from person to person and depends on various factors such as the brand and type of filler, the amount and depth of filler injected, and your body’s metabolism.
Now let’s talk about the three types of fillers that we offer at Desert Derma: Versa®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm®. During your consult, we assess your upper and lower face for volume loss and recommend the appropriate filler to restore volume in the cheeks, upper/mid face, and other areas of the face, such as the mouth, lips, chin, and jaw. Restoring volume in the cheeks can improve the appearance of the undereye, lift the area that creates nasolabial folds and make a youthful heart-shaped face. Adding volume to the upper/mid-face can improve the entire face while augmenting the chin and jaw can improve the profile and provide structure to the front.
As we age, sun exposure and gravity can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid and collagen in our skin, resulting in loss of volume and deeper creases and folds. With dermal fillers, we can help restore volume and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So, whether you’re looking to plump your lips or soften wrinkles around your mouth, dermal fillers can help you achieve the youthful and refreshed look you desire.
Different Types of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Fillers Available at Desert Derma: A Comprehensive Comparison of Versa®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® Fillers.
Versa® Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Versa® is a newer brand of HA dermal fillers that has gained popularity in recent years. It is FDA-approved and known for its smooth, even results that last up to 12 months. Versa® fillers are made with high-quality hyaluronic acid designed to provide natural-looking volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
One of the benefits of Versa® fillers is that they contain less swelling-inducing properties than some other fillers, which means less downtime for patients. Additionally, the smaller particle size of Versa® allows for more precise and even distribution of the filler, resulting in a more natural and subtle look.
Restylane® Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Restylane® is another famous brand of HA dermal fillers that has been used for many years to treat a variety of facial concerns. It is FDA-approved and made with hyaluronic acid, specifically formulated to mimic the body’s natural hyaluronic acid.
Restylane® fillers come in different formulations designed to treat specific areas of the face. For example, Restylane® Lyft adds volume to the cheeks and midface, while Restylane® Silk is designed to enhance and define the lips.
One of the advantages of Restylane® fillers is that they are versatile and can be used to treat a wide range of facial concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to deep folds and hollows.
Juvéderm® Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm® is one of the most well-known and widely used brands of HA dermal fillers. Like other HA fillers, Juvéderm® is made with hyaluronic acid designed to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
Juvéderm® fillers come in different formulations that are designed to treat other areas of the face. For example, Juvéderm® Voluma is used to add volume to the cheeks and chin, while Juvéderm® Ultra is designed to enhance the lips and treat fine lines around the mouth.
One of the benefits of Juvéderm® fillers is that they are long-lasting, with some formulations lasting up to two years. Additionally, Juvéderm® fillers are known for their smooth and natural-looking results, with minimal swelling and downtime for patients.
The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Fillers
As mentioned earlier, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance in our skin that helps keep it hydrated and plump. Therefore, it’s no surprise that HA fillers have become increasingly popular over the years. But what are the specific benefits of using HA fillers?
One of the significant advantages of HA fillers is that they are temporary and reversible. If you’re unsatisfied with the results or experience complications, your doctor can easily dissolve the filler using hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down the HA particles. Additionally, since HA is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, there is a lower risk of allergic reactions and adverse side effects than synthetic fillers.
Another benefit of HA fillers is that they can be customized to meet your needs. Depending on the type of HA filler used, the particle size can vary, allowing for precise injection and placement. This means your doctor can tailor the treatment to address your unique concerns and achieve the most natural-looking results.
Lastly, HA fillers have a shallow risk of migration or lump formation, making them a safe and reliable option for achieving a youthful and refreshed appearance. So, if you’re considering dermal fillers, ask your doctor about the benefits of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and how they can help you achieve your desired look.
Preparing for Your HA Dermal Filler Treatment
If you’re interested in getting HA dermal fillers, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your treatment and ensure the best possible results.
Firstly, it’s important to find a qualified and experienced injector. Look for a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with extensive dermal filler training and a good reputation. You can also ask to see before-and-after photos of their previous patients to get an idea of their work.
Before treatment, you should also avoid taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oil supplements for at least a week. These medications can increase your risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If you have a history of cold sores, your doctor may also prescribe antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak after the procedure.
On the day of your treatment, be sure to arrive with a clean face and avoid wearing makeup. Your injector will then assess your facial anatomy and determine the best areas to inject the filler. Depending on the type of filler used and the areas being treated, the procedure can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
After the treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site. This is normal and should subside within a few days. To minimize these side effects, apply ice packs to the treated areas and avoid vigorous exercise or activities that increase blood flow for 24 hours. Your doctor may also recommend avoiding alcohol, sun exposure, and extreme temperatures for a few days.
In conclusion, if you are considering dermal fillers to restore lost volume and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers offered at Desert Derma could be an excellent option for you. With Versa®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm®, you have access to a range of dermal fillers that can be tailored to your specific needs and goals. Whether you want to restore volume in your cheeks, plump your lips, or soften wrinkles around your mouth, these fillers can provide safe and effective results.
At Desert Derma, our expert team of injectors will guide you through the process and help you choose the suitable dermal filler for your needs. With our state-of-the-art techniques and the latest dermal filler options, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results. Book a consultation with us today to learn more about our hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and how they can help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance.