As we age, our skin can lose elasticity and volume. This happens as a result of the passage of time, but can be exacerbated by genetics, specific facial shape, and lifestyle factors including smoking and sun exposure. Injectable fillers help replace lost volume, giving the skin a lifted, more youthful appearance.
Avoid these medications for at least two weeks prior to injections: Aspirin or other NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, “G” supplements (ginko, ginseng, garlic), St. John’s Wort, as they may cause thinning of the blood and worsen any bruising.
Types of Injectable Fillers
There are two main types of Injectable Fillers used at Red River Dermatology: Hyaluronic acid-based fillers and Biostimulant Fillers such as Radiesse.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a normal constituent found in skin. It plumps the skin by attracting and holding water. Hyaluronic acid diminishes with aging, so Hyaluronic acid-based fillers replace the volume that has naturally been lost.
There are a variety of Hyaluronic acid-based fillers available. Location and duration vary, based on the type used. We can help you decide which one is best suited for your treatment goals:
- Juvederm Voluma
- Juvederm Ultra + Ultra Plus
- Juvederm Volbella XC
- Restylane, Restylane Silk + Restylane Lyft
Biostimulant Fillers: Radiesse + Sculptra
Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel carrier. These microspheres provide a scaffold onto which your body can grow its own collagen. This product can also be used to reduce the veiny appearance of hands. Results can last from 9-18 months.
Sculptra is composed of poly-L lactic acid. It restores pan-facial volume by stimulating the skin to create more collagen. Multiple treatments are required over time to deliver a natural look that can last up to 2 years.