Dermal Fillers Overview with Dr. Parvin Shafa

What are Dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are products that can be injected just below the surface of the skin and in the tissue to lift, fill in lines, Wrinkles, folds, correct  scars or/and add volume.

What is the most popular use of fillers?

dermal fillers

Regain your happy, lifted and younger look with dermal filler

Volume loss and dropping of our face gives us a sad tired aged look. Fillers can correct undesired lines and folds as well as add volume to certain area of the face which can create a fuller, lifted younger look so called ” liquid face lift”.

Type of Dermal Fillers we inject

Resylane Family:

  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Reyne
  • Restylane Dyfyne

Juvederm Family:

Sculptra

  • A collagen stimulating product

Radiesse

  • A volumizing collagen stimulating product
  • The only FDA approved product for hand correction

Bellafill, Artefill

  • FDA approved permanent dermal filler

What area can be injected?

  • Smile line: between the nose and mouth, the most common area treatedSmoker lines: fine lines around upper and lower lips
  • Frown lines
  • Acne scars
  • Lip augmentation
  • Check augmentation
  • Marinette lines: slant of the corner of the lips
  • Hallowed temples
  • Nose reshaping
  • Hands
  • Ear lobes

How Dermal fillers add volume?

Dermal fillers can add volume instantly and stimulate your own tissue to grow volume.

  • Volume adding products:

Are those that can add volume to the skin instantly? The leading products with this feature are HAs (hyluranic acid-base) dermal fillers such as Restylane family and Juvederm family.

  • Collagen stimulating products:

Are those that produce volume in the skin by stimulating your own skin to produce collagen and tissue over time. Scuptra is the most popular FDA approved product for this purpose.

  • Volume adding and collagen stimulating products:

Are those adding instant volume and stimulate collagen formation such as Radiesse and Artefill.

What is right for me, Face-lift or fillers?

Not everyone needs the same correction and treatment to regain the younger look. Age related facial changes due to skin volume lost can be restored by filler for a fuller natural youthful appearance. If the changes are due to too much loose skin you may benefit from combination of a mini face lift and fillers. Facelift without volume correction gives a stretched skin look what is not attractive. See Dr. Shafa for a complementary consultation to see if you are candidate for face-lift, dermal fillers or a combination. During our free consultation all your options will be discussed to achieve your goal.

How long the corrective effect of fillers last?

It all depends of site of injection, number of syringes and type of products used. Schedule a complementary consultation with our dermatologist to learn about your options with it’s pros and cons.