Dermal Fillers

Facial Fillers New York One non-surgical method that has become extremely popular with our patients is injecting dermal fillers. Dermal fillers you may have heard of include hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm as well as collagen, Artefill, Radiesse, and Sculptra. These should not be confused with muscle relaxers like BOTOX and Dysport. BOTOX and Dysport may be used for anti-aging skin care but work through a completely different process.

Your skin is made of two layers, an outer layer called the epidermis and an inner layer called the dermis. The area between these two layers contains a jelly-like substance called hyaluronic acid. When you are young, your skin contains plenty of hyaluronic acid. As you age, however, the hyaluronic acid between the layers of your skin diminishes. This decrease causes your skin to lose its natural volume and fullness and allows for the creation of wrinkles or folds. Dermal fillers replace your natural hyaluronic acid, restoring volume and firmness to your skin, making you look younger and eliminating wrinkles.

During the procedure, we will make injections under your skin in tiny amounts using a very fine needle. The procedure is easy and relatively painless, though you may be mildly uncomfortable, and will last anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on the extent of your treatment. You will see results immediately after the procedure; however, your final result may take a few days to fully appear.

The doctors of Premier Plastic Surgery Group of Utah are quite adept at using dermal fillers to reverse the signs of aging. Their skill and experience means that they know which filler will work best for each location on your face. Commonly, patients request treatment for smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars. Dermal fillers can also give a fuller appearance to the lips.

Some patients will combine dermal filler with BOTOX or Dysport, depending on the desired outcome. Based on your aesthetic goals, the doctor help guide you on a complete plan at your consultation.