When it’s important for your outward appearance to match how young you feel inside, dermal fillers are an ideal solution. Gina L. Ressler, M.D. and her team of aestheticians at Signature Skin Care, provide expertise with dermal fillers for men and women in the greater Oklahoma City area, who want to minimize wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. If you’re ready to take action against the signs of aging, find out how dermal fillers can help you. Call the office in Edmond, Oklahoma, or schedule an appointment online.
Fillers Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that are used to plump up the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and make fine lines less visible. Fillers are made of different materials, some of which get absorbed by your body over time, and others that are non-absorbable, so they provide more long-term results. Some of the most common absorbable materials in fillers include collagen and hyaluronic acid – both of which your body produces naturally.
Unfortunately though, as you age, your body produces less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, so your skin becomes less supple, looser, and more prone to wrinkles. Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Lip lines
- Nasolabial folds (lines around your nose and mouth)
- Skin laxity (looseness)
At your consultation, Dr. Ressler explains how each of the fillers she offers works and which one is best for your skin concerns.
What types of fillers can I get at Signature Skin Care?
Dr. Ressler and the aesthetic experts offer men and women a variety of dermal fillers to address each individual’s different skin care needs. These fillers provide temporary to long-lasting results and are FDA-approved for use in reversing the signs of aging.
The full list of available fillers includes:
- Belotero Balance
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
How does Juvéderm work?
The Juvéderm collection of fillers contains hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain moisture and softness, while also adding volume. The different formulations of Juvéderm are made for each specific area of your face, including your cheeks, lips, and facial wrinkles. With the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers, you can:
- Soften and smooth parentheses lines around your nose and mouth
- Add volume to your cheeks and smooth fine lines
- Add volume to your lips and diminish vertical lip lines
With Juvéderm, results are immediate and depending on the areas you treat, results can last one to two years.
How does Voluma work?
Voluma XC is part of the Juvéderm family of fillers that contains hyaluronic acid to plump up cheeks. As you age, your face naturally loses volume, and your cheeks may begin to sag. Voluma XC adds volume beneath the surface of your skin to lift and plump your cheeks to create a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm Voluma XC can help your retain your younger, plumper facial skin for two years.
How does Belotero Balance work?
Belotero Balance is another type of hyaluronic acid injectable filler that smoothes moderate to severely etched facial lines and wrinkles. Belotero Balance easily integrates into your skin tissue for a smoother, softer appearance, so you won’t look like you’ve had work done, but rather an improved version of yourself with more supple skin and fewer lines and folds. Results are immediate and last six months or longer.
How does Bellafill work?
Bellafill is a unique dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term for natural-looking results that last up to five years. Along with smooth collagen gel, Bellafill contains tiny medical grade microspheres that help create a foundation to which your new collagen can adhere as it develops. As a result, you get added volume and smoother wrinkles that look and feel softer immediately and continue to help you look more youthful for the next five years.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that adds volume and smooths out wrinkles on both your face and hands. Through the injection of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a smooth gel, Radiesse provides immediate plumping and volume to wrinkles in your face or hands. It stimulates new collagen growth, and as your body absorbs the gel and metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, you’re left with your own natural collagen for results that last a year or more.
Radiesse also reduces the visibility of veins and tendons in your hands, so they won’t give away your age or make you appear older than you are.
How does the Restylane family of dermal fillers work?
Restylane is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that adds natural-looking volume to your face and hands. Restylane dermal fillers are specialized to treat a variety of concerns including:
- Restylane for moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds around your nose and mouth and lip enhancement
- Restylane Defyne for deep smile lines and nasolabial folds around your mouth and nose
- Restylane Lyft to add volume to your cheeks and smooth out moderate to severe nasolabial lines and wrinkles as well as to the backs of your hands
- Restylane Silk for smoother, natural-looking lips and smoothing lines around your mouth for men and women 21 and older
All of the Restylane dermal fillers are designed to provide natural results for a more youthful appearance with the ability to make normal facial expressions.
Learn more about the many different dermal filler options offered at Signature Skin Care.
Call the office, or schedule a consultation online.