Dermal fillers are all the rage right now, as they provide numerous benefits for those seeking to turn back the signs of aging without needing to undergo extensive medical procedures. These injectable solutions can restore lost volume, improve skin elasticity, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and plump the lips.
There are several different types of dermal fillers on the market today. Two of the most common are Restylane and Juvéderm.
Both of these filler lines are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Small differences in their formulas allow the filler treatments to resolve distinct skin issues within the face and in certain parts of the body.
What Areas Can Juvéderm Treat?
Juvéderm is best used on areas of the face. Common places that Juvéderm can help include:
Juvéderm is the go-to treatment for plumping up the lips. Many individuals find that the volume of their lips begins to thin as they age. Juvéderm can help restore this lost volume or bring plumpness to those who were born with thinner lips. It is an appropriate treatment for both older and younger women.
Results typically last up to six months before a touch-up is required.
It’s not uncommon for vertical lines above the lips to begin to appear with age. These may be genetic, or they may be caused by specific habits such as smoking. Juvéderm can help to fill in these vertical lines and smooth them out. Aside from addressing vertical lines, this treatment can also help to balance an uneven mouth.
Marionette lines are formed between the mouth and chin and have the appearance of two bending lines on the face. These lines begin to appear due to the natural aging process and may show up as early as the 30s. Juvéderm can be used to fill in the areas where these lines appear, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look.
Nasolabial folds run from the sides of the nose to the mouth. They often form as a result of smiling, but they may also be genetic. The use of filler treatment can help minimize their appearance.
It’s not uncommon for the faces of people who have had severe acne to have small, uneven marks due to scars. Juvéderm can be used to fill in these pitted areas on the face, resulting in a more even texture to the skin.
What Areas Can Restylane Treat?
Restylane provides relief for different concerns that cause the skin to appear aged. Common treatment areas for Restylane dermal fillers are described below:
Frown lines often appear between the eyes and can result in a perpetually angry look, even when the features are at rest. Restylane is a great treatment option to fill in these lines. Its use can result in a more youthful, happier appearance.
While forehead wrinkles are traditionally treated with neuromodulators, a different type of injectable, Restylane, can fill in these lines where they have developed. Filling in the forehead lines results in a smoother appearance.
Under Eye Troughs
The area under the eyes is very thin and susceptible to volume loss over time. When injected into the tear trough areas, Restylane can restore volume and lead to a smoother appearance of the skin. It can also help to boost the natural production of collagen in the area, helping to retain a more youthful appearance.
It’s not uncommon to lose volume in the cheeks with age. This occurs due to a loss of natural hyaluronic acid and also due to the loss of fat and muscle in the area. Restylane dermal fillers can help to reverse the loss of volume and restore a more youthful look to the area.
What Can I Expect During a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Before undergoing treatment with dermal fillers, you’ll meet with one of the trained team members at Miia Medspa. We will discuss what you are seeking to achieve through the use of dermal fillers, as well as address any questions you may have regarding the treatment.
During the consultation, you’ll be asked for your full medical history as well as a list of any medications that you are currently taking. This allows us to ensure that you are a good candidate for filler treatment and that there are no contraindications that would prevent you from obtaining fillers.
We will design an appropriate treatment plan for you to address the concerns that you have. Your treatment plan may consist of a mix of dermal fillers or additional options that we offer.
On the day of your dermal filler appointment, the areas to be treated will be thoroughly cleaned before we inject the dermal fillers into the skin. The positioning of the injections will be personalized according to your treatment objectives. You may receive several different injections, depending on the number of areas that will be treated.
Your entire appointment should last less than 30 minutes, and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities directly afterward.
Results from both Restylane and Juvéderm filler treatments normally last up to six months before requiring maintenance treatment. This timeline may vary depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the substance used in the fillers.
Are You Considering Dermal Fillers?
At Miia Medspa in Rowley, MA, we offer both Juvéderm and Restylane dermal filler treatments. To schedule a consultation and learn more about how dermal fillers can help you achieve your treatment goals, contact us today!