Dermal Filler Lexington KY
With two locations in Lexington and Georgetown Kentucky Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers provide wide range of filler injections like Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Voluma®, Restylane, Volbella and Belotero at reasonable cost and outstanding results.
What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth fine lines and deep creases, or enhance facial contours. Over the last few years, more than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance?
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
Smooth out lines around nose and mouth. (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks
Diminish vertical lip lines
Plump & enhance the lips
Smooth out a chin crease
What are Fillers Made With?
There are a variety of FDA approved filler products that cosmetic surgeons use to achieve an individual patient’s goals. Each is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. In general, fillers are categorized by the substance they are made from. A note for your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA approved, brand name fillers, which are only available through a licensed physician, who is board certified in Aesthetic Medicine.
Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Belotero and Restylane in Lexington, KY)
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Certain HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved HA fillers include: Juvederm, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, Belotero, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane).
Juvederm: With hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient, Juvederm acts as a brilliant catalyst for lifting, hydrating and revitalizing the complexion. The result is stunning, blemish-free skin that takes years off of your appearance.
We offer a wide array of Juvederm products, including Ultra, Ultra Plus, and Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC. This variety and versatility makes our Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers Juvederm treatment one of the most popular and effective dermal fillers on the market today. All formulas are hypoallergenic, although some of the compounds are paired with lidocaine anesthetic to ensure patient comfort.
Restylane: Whether you suffer from wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, hollowed cheeks and eyes, or deflated lip contours, our Beverly Hills Restylane procedure is a vibrant and volumizing solution to help reverse the signs of aging. If you are looking for some of the best filler treatment in Lexington, KY please call our center. Each Restylane product is specially formulated with hyaluronic acid, one of the body’s chief organic compounds, responsible for hydrating and lifting the skin while keeping it youthful and vital. Restylane is often paired with other dermal fillers to create outcomes similar to those achieved with plastic surgery. This versatility and effectiveness are traits that have made Restylane among the most popular injectables on the market.All Restylane products elevate and enhance your natural beauty, offering long-lasting, non-surgical, non-invasive results. Most clients report that they look and feel the best they have in decades, as Restylane tends to knock years off of one’s perceived age. As the appearance improves, so does self-confidence and joie de vivre.
Belotero: Like Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero relies on the potent action of hyaluronic acid to plump, lift, fill and rejuvenate the complexion. As an all-natural bio compound responsible for supple, vital skin, hyaluronic acid gets slowly depleted as we age, and is therefore best supplemented with a dermal filler. The difference with Belotero, however, is its remarkable ability to treat the superficial fine lines and wrinkles of the face with subtlety and nuance. In addition, Belotero is ideal for targeting the deeper hollows beneath the eye. It is specially formulated to provide smooth, toned results that last up to six months.
Voluma: Formulated with hyaluronic acid – an organic compound responsible for volumizing and hydrating the skin – Voluma replaces nutrients lost to the aging process, bringing back the youthfulness of your complexion and with it, self-confidence in your appearance. Voluma is formulated with lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that will keep you feeling comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. During the procedure, your aesthetician will administer a number of injections to the cheek area, dependent on what has been decided as part of your customized treatment plan. The typical Voluma session lasts just 30 minutes. Repeat visits are seldom necessary, as Voluma provides comprehensive improvement after just one treatment.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse, Lexington, KY)
Calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in our bones. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are very tiny, almost microscopic, and suspended in a smooth gel. The consistency of a calcium hydroxylapatite filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler, and the results will typically last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Calcium hydroxylapatite is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production, and it is typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles. FDA approved calcium hydroxylapatite fillers include Radiesse. Radiesse penetrates the skin’s deepest layers to help restore the collagen that is depleted by the aging process. Collagen is one of the body’s most potent proteins, responsible for suppleness and brightness in the skin. By replacing this dwindling supply of collagen, Radiesse affirms its status as a virtual ‘fountain of youth’. Radiesse’s main active ingredient is minute spheres of gel-enclosed calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance that once injected, works to revive the collagen we lose as we age, while also providing much-needed moisturization of the skin cells. Radiesse thus fortifies the skin’s internal scaffolding, bringing an increase in firm, youthful skin that is radiant and resilient. Our Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers Radiesse treatment is one of the most multifaceted dermal fillers on the market. It not only combats wrinkles and fine lines around the lips, eyes, nose and jaw, but can also work as a liquid implant, augmenting the cheeks, the nose or the chin. Radiesse is also appropriate for treating withered, unattractive hands, restoring their plumpness and vitality.
Poly-L-lactic Acid (Sculptra, Lexington, KY)
Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible (meaning it is safe to use in the body), biodegradable synthetic substance. It has been used for many years in a number of medical devices, such as dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-lactic acid fillers are considered “semi-permanent,” as the results typically last more than 2 years, and can help stimulate collagen production. As a thicker filler material, Poly-L-lactic acid is typically used to treat deeper facial wrinkles. FDA approved Poly-L-lactic acid fillers include Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra relies on the power of poly-L-lactic acid, a compound that gets gradually absorbed by the body and works to trigger the regrowth of collagen lost to the aging process. Collagen is one of the body’s strongest proteins. It is responsible for supporting the skin’s scaffolding and it contributes to the skin’s suppleness and smoothness. Most clients require at least 3 Sculptra sessions to see comprehensive results. These can be spread out over the course of 10-12 weeks on average. The number of injections administered during each session will be based on your individual anatomy and will be decided by the doctor as part of your customized treatment plan.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, biocompatible substance that has been used in medicine for much of the last century. When used in dermal fillers, PMMA takes the form of a “microsphere” or tiny ball, that remains beneath the skin indefinitely to provide continued support. PMMA fillers will also contain collagen, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides structure and firmness. FDA approved PMMA fillers include Belefill (formerly known as Artefill).
Choosing a Provider for Filler Treatments
When selecting a provider for injectable treatments, give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure. Even though it is non-surgical, filler treatment is still a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skill to ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results. You’ll want to choose a provider with an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, and a precision.
Whomever you choose, make sure your provider has a proven background in cosmetic medicine as well as training and substantial experience performing filler injections. Ask to talk to our Master Injector Dr. Ziad Sara who is Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine and by licensed companies who make the above products. Dr. Sara had performed thousands of fillers injections with immediate outstanding results that will transform your look to meet your best expectations.
What to Expect During Treatment
Dermal filler injections are non-surgical and typically completed during an office visit. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet with your physician to discuss your concerns and goals.
During your consultation, your physician will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, you need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results. For instance, you need to tell your physician if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, as these increase the likelihood of bruising.
Your injectable filler treatment
Just before treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment. Your provider will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but your physician may ask you to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.
How Long Do the Results Last?
How long the effects of dermal filler treatments will last varies widely, depending on the product used, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last, although this is not a hard and fast rule. To maintain your results, your cosmetic surgeon can repeat treatment, adjusting the amount and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 12 months, depending on treatment. For example, injections to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to the nasolabial folds. Certain HA fillers, such as VOLUMA, are formulated to last longer, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
Synthetic fillers tend to be longer lasting, as they are not absorbed by the body. They can be a great option for the right patient, but you’ll want to be ready to commit to results that will be there for several years—and take care to choose an experienced, qualified provider whose aesthetic style you like.
With the help of an experienced, qualified provider like Dr. Ziad Sara, injectable fillers can provide natural-looking enhancements to help you feel more confident in your appearance. If you’re ready to learn more about your options, the next step is to meet with a board-certified Aesthetic Medicine Physician for a consultation. Call 859-554-0519 for free consultation.