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About Dermal Fillers

Aging is inevitable, but modern aesthetic medicine allows us to reverse the signs of aging. As you grow older, your facial skin loses its vitality, fullness, and volume, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, facial hollows, and a gaunt appearance. Most of the signs of aging appear because of the gradual loss of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring and biocompatible get that makes your facial skin look fuller, suppler, and more youthful. Our medical providers use personalized dermal fillers to restore your skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves and elevate your facial appearance.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring and biocompatible gel that binds up to 1,000x its own weight in water. When you’re young, your body produces a high volume of hyaluronic acid, making your facial skin look full, supple, and smooth. But as you grow older, your ability to produce hyaluronic acid is compromised, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which, when injected underneath targeted facial tissues, restores your facial skin’s volume and texture. Dermal fillers decrease fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall facial contours.

Dermal Fillers Treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds around the nose
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Perioral lines around the lips
  • Creases on the chin
  • Other facial wrinkles and creases
  • Loss of facial volume in the cheeks
  • Deep tear trough and hollows
  • Extremely thin, dry, or asymmetrical lips
  • Receding chin or jawline
  • Deep neck bands and creases
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Your Dermal Filler Options

Each dermal filler is unique. Even though all dermal fillers are made of the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, they have different formulations, protein additives, consistencies, and manufacturing processes. Because of these differences, different dermal fillers are suitable for different patients and treatment areas. Our medical providers perform a thorough facial assessment to examine your skin type and identify the ideal dermal fillers.

Restylane is one of the world’s leading collections of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Restylane fillers are made using an innovative cross-linking technology that ensures natural-looking results even when you’re producing facial expressions, so there’s no risk of overfilling or facial stiffness.

Juvéderm is an extremely popular collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. The collection includes 5 unique fillers for different areas, such as the lip augmentation, cheeks, and chin. Each filler has a different consistency for different types of results. Your provider at MAEVA Aesthetics will determine if Juvéderm is the right filler for you.

Versa by Revanesse is an extremely delicate and subtle hyaluronic acid filler. It’s made of extremely small and uniform hyaluronic acid molecules, so the results are extremely soft and subtle, and it also produces less post-treatment swelling than most other fillers.

RHA Fillers
RHA, short for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, is a collection of dermal fillers made of pure hyaluronic acid molecules without additional proteins. RHA is the only collection of dermal fillers with the FDA approval to correct both static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles, ensuring naturalized results.

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Benefits of Dermal Fillers:

  • Non-surgical treatment — no incisions or scars
  • Reverse the signs of facial aging
  • Performed under topical anesthesia or no anesthesia
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Negligible risk of allergic reactions
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • Personalized according to your unique goals
  • Immediate onset of naturalized results
  • Long-lasting results that last several months

The Dermal Filler Treatment Process

MAEVA Aesthetics performs highly personalized dermal fillers. Our medical providers perform thorough facial assessments to understand your skin type, skin concerns, and goals, based on which they identify the ideal dermal fillers for you. During the treatment, the cosmetic provider cleanses your facial skin, applies a numbing gel to your skin, and marks the treatment areas. The chosen dermal fillers are carefully and strategically injected into the treatment areas on your face — different fillers may be administered into different areas. The number of injections depends on your unique goals.

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Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers produce mild post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and lumps around the treatment areas. The side effects can be managed with pain medications or ice packs, and they usually dissipate within a few days. You can also conceal the bruises with makeup. There is no downtime, so you can resume your daily activities and work immediately, provided you avoid swimming and strenuous workouts for a few days. You should also follow the cosmetic provider’s aftercare guidelines to ensure optimal results and recovery.

Onset & Longevity of Results

The results of dermal fillers appear immediately. Your face will immediately look fuller, smoother, and more youthful after the treatment, but you will truly appreciate the results once the side effects dissipate. The longevity of the results depends on several factors, including the treatment areas, the chosen dermal fillers, the dosage, and your lifestyle. But most patients enjoy the results for 6 to 18 months, following which they need additional treatments.

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Schedule an Appointment

MAEVA Aesthetics is a premier medical aesthetics practice specializing in non-surgical facial optimization. Dermal fillers are the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments because they allow us to reverse the signs of aging with a few simple injections. But the incorrect use of dermal fillers can also lead to overfilling, puffy lips, and other unaesthetic results. Our cosmetic providers perform a thorough facial assessment to curate a personalized treatment plan that ensures naturalized results that conform with your goals and anatomy. Please schedule an appointment to learn about your options for dermal fillers including Juvéderm.