In 2018, over 2 million cosmetic procedures involved dermal fillers. Making dermal fillers the second most popular minimally invasive procedure behind Botox injections. The reason why is easy to see. Dermal filler injections are fairly comfortable, affordable, and quick to perform. Dermal fillers are proven to be safe and effective at treating aging signs. Dr. Prysi offers a range of injectable fillers at his Florida practice. Different dermal fillers will be suitable for different patients, depending on their needs and lifestyle.
Botox® and Dysport®
The most common forms of fillers are Botox® and Dysport®. These both utilize neurotoxins in order to temporarily paralyze the muscles that normally cause wrinkles of the face. Results will begin appearing in a few weeks, and will last for up to 6 months, after which further treatments will be needed to maintain your refreshed appearance.
Juvéderm® is a product used to add volume to the skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. There are many different versions of JUvéderm®, like Voluma, Volbella and Ultra XC. Voluma is typically used for the cheeks and to sculpt the face, and Volbella and Ultra XC are used for fine lines around the mouth and lips. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is popularly used in skincare formulas for its ability to lock moisture into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product that is found in the body. This substance helps to retain fluids, moisture and is an antioxidant.
This dermal filler softens the look of deep wrinkles and folds, including the marionette lines around the mouth and the deep wrinkles around the nose and lips. It is also used to correct wrinkles in the patient’s hands and neck. Calcium hydroxylapatite, the active ingredient, is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production. Collagen is naturally created and is what gives skin a soft, supple texture. As we age, we produce less collagen, thus resulting in wrinkles.
Some patients also use their own fat to fill out hollow areas in their face or to add plumpness to their lips. The fat is harvested via a liposuction procedure, cleansed, then placed into syringes and injected into the areas where there is volume and fat loss. Results will be almost immediate, but will last for less time than a standard filler.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live in southwest Florida and have noticed aging signs in the face, neck, and hands, a dermal filler might be the solution. Call Dr. Mark Prysi for a consultation at (239)-449-6489.