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Dermal filler in aesthetic medicine is a way to enhance facial volume and soften deeper wrinkles. As we age our facial structures naturally change. Our bone and normal fat pads in face begin to diminish leading to sagging skin that shows up as jowls and deeper wrinkle lines. With its ability to shape the face, smooth wrinkles, and nourish the skin, dermal fillers are considered one of the most desirable facial rejuvenation treatments available.  

What is Dermal Filler made of?

Dermal Fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and some synthetic.  We know that you are conscious about how you treat your body, and we care as much as you do about your overall health and well being.  At RenU Progressive Medicine, we use fillers composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA).

What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)? 

HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin that helps to keep our skin plump, hydrated, and youthful looking. Because HA is an existing component in our skin, adverse or allergic reactions are extremely rare.  As we age, our natural HA levels begin to diminish causing noticeable volume loss in our face.  HA dermal filler helps to replenish that natural loss.  Over time, HA fillers are naturally and gradually reabsorbed into facial tissue. 

How can HA dermal filler help to highlight my natural beauty?

HA is a biocompatible soft, gel-like substance that helps to restore natural age-related facial volume loss. When injected under the skin it creates lift, helps achieve better facial symmetry, stimulates our natural collagen production, and offers a subtle correction resulting in a more youthful appearance. 

What areas of the face can dermal fillers enhance?

Dermal filler is most commonly used to add volume and lift the cheeks and lips, and to soften marionette lines (wrinkles that form from the corners of the mouth down to the chin). We proudly administer Juvederm Dermal Fillers, the industry’s Gold standard that offers clinically proven immediate results with the longest duration.

  • Juvederm Voluma XC: adds volume to lift and contour the cheek area for up to two years.
  • Juvederm Vobella XV: adds subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to one year.
  • Juvederm Ultra XC: adds the desired range of fullness to add volume to the lips and corrects moderate to severe facial lines for up to one year.

How long do the results last?

Dermal Filler treatments offer immediate results that can last last anywhere from six months to upwards of two years depending upon the particular filler. Duration depends on a variety of factors: age, treatment area, type of filler, metabolism, and lifestyle.

What can I expect the day of my treatment?

Prior to your dermal filler treatment you will have a comprehensive facial analysis to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.  Dermal filler injections may be an hour long appointment and may or may not be combined with neuromodulator injections depending on your aesthetic goals and treatment plan. We use localized anesthetic to maximize your comfort prior to injecting the filler.  The procedure is performed with minimal discomfort and relatively no down time. 

For more information, and to discover if this is the right facial rejuvenation treatment for you, schedule a consultation with our Medical Aesthetic Provider at Renū Progressive Medicine.

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