Dermal Fillers in Charlotte, NC, Injectables and Facial Fillers
Dermal Fillers in Charlotte, NC, Injectables and Facial Fillers
What are Dermal Fillers and Facial Fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are minimally invasive and an excellent alternative to invasive procedures. With dermal fillers in Charlotte, NC treatments, targeted areas with noticeable skin imperfections are treated with facial fillers and or Botox adding volume to the skin to smooth out wrinkles and lines creating a more youthful look. Facial fillers and injectables like dermal fillers are gel-like liquids that are injected deep into the skin to help restore smooth lines, soften crease, and enhance facial contour. Injectable dermal fillers also restore lost volume. Annually over one million people go through this skin rejuvenating treatment, all in a bid to look younger. This procedure is cost-effective and is considered a non-surgical cosmetic treatment.
How do dermal fillers improve your facial appearance?
Injectable dermal fillers are also known by the name “wrinkle fillers”. They do not possess the capability to smooth out facial wrinkles but do improve the skin. Injectable facial fillers, also smoother out the lines around the nose and mouth. They also enhance and restore sagging cheeks or temples. They also diminish vertical lip lines, smoother creases on the chin, plump, and enhance the lips. They also improve general facial symmetry.
What are facial fillers made of?
Fillers and injectables are of various types and are categorized by the contents of each substance.
Injectable dermal fillers that use Hyaluronic Acid (HA) helps hydrate the skin and make it plump. HA fillers are gel-like and the results last for six to twelve months.
Another type of injectable facial filler is calcium hydroxyapatite which is a naturally occurring substance found in our bones. The CAHA filler is thicker than the hyaluronic acid filler, it is also more consistent and long-lasting. calcium hydroxyapatite fillers help stimulate collagen production in the body and last for up to twelve months.
Injectable fillers also use the Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler for treatment. The PMMA is a synthetic substance that takes the form of a microsphere and remains in the skin for a long time.
Dermal Fillers and Facial Fillers in Charlotte, NC
As we age, fine lines and wrinkles are some of the first signs that we may not be as youthful as we would like to appear. Although it can be frustrating to see, the good news is that there are several facial fillers available to help you look and feel your best from the inside out. At Carolina Age Management Institute, we are proud to offer our patients exactly what they need to continue looking and feeling vibrant. Our offerings include:
Botox® – Trusted for years as an effective and reliable filler, Botox® has a reputation that precedes it. Especially effective at targeting frown lines, crow’s feet and deep lines between the eyebrows, this injection can also be used to treat medical concerns such as migraines, excessive sweating and TMJ.
Kybella® is an exciting product that helps to remedy a “double chin.” If you are concerned about fat deposits under your chin or near your jaw line, you will be happy to know that Kybella® is the only injectable approved by the FDA to treat this issue. An injection of Kybella® works to break up the fat in the area for a well-defined jaw line and longer, leaner neck.
Dysport® – If you have moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, Dysport® may be able to help. This injection targets only the problem area, so that the rest of your face maintains a natural look.
JUVÉDERM Voluma® – To combat the loss of volume in the face, Voluma® can help. This filler has a light-weight formula with larger particles that easily pass through the skin, binding to the tissue underneath.
Restylane® – Ideal for plumping the face and reducing the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles, Restylane® provides natural-looking results to the cheeks, lips, and other areas of the face. Our office offers Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk and Restylane® Refyne and Defyne for your convenience.Exploring Facial Fillers in Charlotte, NC
Vollure™ – Containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance, Vollure™ is specifically designed to diminish wrinkles in the lower half of the face. Laugh lines, nasal labial folds, marionette lines and oral commissures can all be addressed with Vollure™.
Which Facial Filler is Right For You?
When it comes to choosing the right facial filler in Charlotte, NC, there are a variety of considerations to keep in mind. The good news is that all of our facial fillers are convenient, needing only brief appointments and zero downtime, so you can get back out to enjoy your day. In many cases, results will be visible immediately and will last for several months.
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers and Injectables
In addition to giving people who want to make slight alterations to their facial appearance, here are the main benefits:
- Appointments typically last no more than an hour
- Little to no discomfort
- Results are immediate and improve with time
- Patients return to daily activities after appointment
- Long-lasting with some up to two years
- These are most often used on the face and around the neck – areas where aging is most visible. Some fillers are also used on the hands and chest area.
These are most often used on the face and around the neck – areas where aging is most visible. Some fillers are also used on the hands and chest area.
Fight The Signs of Aging with Facial Injectables
When you want to reduce wrinkles around the forehead and eyes:
If you are concerned about lines in your forehead or wrinkles around your eyes, Botox® or Dysport® may be the ideal treatment for you. Both of these injections target the muscles around your eyes to reduce folding and wrinkling. Additionally, Dysport® only targets the specific muscles in question, leaving the rest of your face to be as expressive as ever – no one will even know you had the treatment done.
When you want to reduce fat under the chin and define your jawline:
Fillers and injectables come in many types and Kybella is the first injectable of its kind. It’s an FDA approved treatment for double chin. To destroy the fat cells below the chin, Kybella is injected into the fat cells in that location. Kybella treatment can differ from one patient to another depending on the exact location and amount of fat needed. Kybella is also used in the bra fat area — this is a treatment called Brabella or Armbella. This fat is also as hard to lose as that of the double chin fat but can be effectively targeted with Kybella.
When you’re tired of looking at smile lines and laugh lines:
Nasolabial folds (smile lines) can be a problem area for many seeking to maintain a youthful appearance. They also tend to be a bit deeper than some other light wrinkles and lines, so they often fall under the moderate to severe classification. Restylane® and VOLLURE™ are two fillers that are capable of reducing the appearance of folds and laugh lines by adding volume where it is needed most.
When you feel link your face looks “sunken” and “shallow”:
Whether you have recently lost a lot of weight or your face is losing elasticity due to age, you may consider a treatment that restores volume by plumping up the right areas of your face. Facial fillers and injectables could be exactly what you need. JUVÉDERM® has a line of products, including Voluma® that use hyaluronic acid to restore your face’s natural glow. For those who prefer to repurpose fat from their own bodies, fat transfers and injections remove fat from an area where it is not wanted and place it somewhere that could use a small boost.
How Do Dermal Fillers in Charlotte, NC Work?
Dermal fillers are injected into the targeted area where there are fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases. Depending on the filler and the area treated, it may be injected into the surface layers of the skin or the deeper layers. Botox is injected between wrinkles to relax the muscles acting as a wrinkle relaxer. Most appointments for these treatments take no more than an hour and are often performed at lunchtime so that people can return to work.
Reasons why facial fillers and injectables are popular
Today, facial fillers and other injectables are very popular. It’s no longer a secret! They’re now more popular than any other cosmetic surgery in many cases. However, their popularity comes with several reasons which include:
- Quick and visible results
The Botox effect takes place in less than a week, Juvéderm effects are right away. Kybella offers relatively rapid results and differences are usually visible after either one or two sessions.
- Youthful skin look
With aging comes wrinkles, sagging, etc.… which leaves many patients unhappy with their appearance. Fillers offer younger-looking skin without surgery. Get back that youthful look in a non-invasive way.
- There’s no downtime.
There’s no recovery time needed after you get fillers. Most patients resume their normal routine right away.
- The treatment is quick.
Fillers can be done in minutes. You can even book an appointment on your lunch break, have your injection and go back to work if you want to.
- It isn’t painful.
Most filler patients say that they are pain-free, or cause only mild temporary discomfort at most. Fillers are painless due to the thinnest of needles used to precisely deliver the product.
The preparation involved is easy and only involves cleaning the area(s) where the injections are made. A clinician may take pictures prior to the treatments to use as a comparison. While there is little to no discomfort during the treatment, a numbing cream may be applied if necessary prior to the injection.
There is no “recovery” per se. Most patients return to their daily routine immediately following their treatments. Any redness or slight swelling at the injection site typically resolves itself within 24 hours.
What are the costs?
Cost depends on the type of filler or injectable used, how many injections are required and whether treatments are combined with other medical spa services. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. We also offer financing with CareCredit®.
Are They Right for Me?
If you are uncomfortable with wrinkles and fine lines that seem to be noticeable, or if you want to maintain a more youthful appearance without going through invasive cosmetic surgery procedures that require weeks of recovery, these treatments may be right for you.
Schedule a Consultation
During a consultation, Dr. Giordano talks with you about what you want to change then evaluates your skin. Once complete, he makes a recommendation to treat the areas with which you are concerned and answers any questions you may have.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano offers dermal fillers and Injectables to patients from Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!