What Are Dermal Fillers?

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You might notice as you grow older your skin begins to lose elasticity. Signs of aging in the face such as sagging jowls, fine lines and wrinkles, or hollow areas might begin to cause you concern. With dermal fillers, you can easily restore a youthful, glowing appearance without the downtime and invasiveness of surgical procedures such as face and neck lifts. 

What Do Dermal Fillers Do?

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a simple, quick procedure that can be used in a variety of areas such as the chin, lower eyelids, cheeks, and around the mouth, to achieve natural, beautiful results.

Dermal fillers can also be used in the lips, though Athré Facial Plastics also uses SoftSil™  lip implants to create a more permanent look.

What Are Dermal Fillers Made Of?

Dermal fillers are created using a naturally-occuring compound, hyaluronic acid, which is synthesized and purified in labs and made ready to be injected safely and effectively under the skin. The top two most common dermal filler solutions are Restylane® and Juvederm®. Each of these solutions have different characteristics and excel at different things, so discussing with your doctor during your consultation to find out which one is best for you is essential. 

Restylane and Juvederm

Restylane solutions include Restylane, Restylane Silk®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Refyne®, and Restylane Defyne®. Each of these types have different consistencies and thickness, meaning each can be used for different purposes, from filling in delicate fine lines and wrinkles, to creating a larger amount of fullness in the cheeks. This also goes for the different types of Juvederm, including Juvederm Vollure XC, Volbella XC, Voluma VX, Ultra XC, and Ultra Plus XC. 


Another semi-permanent filler solution is Radiesse. Radiesse is made up of small particles of hydroxyapatite crystals, which are naturally-occuring in the body, and is best used for small touches, like smile lines, crow’s feet, and small amounts of volume injections.

Procedure Time and How Long Dermal Fillers Last

Dermal fillers can be done as quickly as an appointment during your lunch hour, taking only about 30 minutes (if not less). Fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 14 months depending on the amount and location of the injection, and the cost starts at $625.

Are you interested in restoring your youthful appearance with dermal fillers? Contact Athré Facial Plastics today to set up a consultation and start your journey towards the most beautiful you.