What Are Dermal Fillers?
If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
What are the different types of fillers?
At West Valley Medical Aesthetics we offer both JUVÉDERM® XC and VOLUMA. VOLUMA is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. JUVÉDERM® XC instantly smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses.
How long do fillers last?
The longevity of JUVÉDERM® XC varies from person to person, but on average lasts about 12-14 months. In the face JUVÉDERM® XC can last 6-10 months or longer.
How do I know which filler is right for me?
Come in for a complimentary consultation with Karen! She will determine which product best fits your needs. JUVÉDERM® XC is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds in the skin, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles in the skin. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel focuses on a different area of the face and lasts up to two years.
How do dermal fillers work?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.