You’ve always been able to look younger than your age, trimming a few years off here and there with your stylish clothes, your radiant smile, and even your vibrant personality. All the while, the effects of aging have been trying to catch up to you, working to form small wrinkles and stubborn etched-in lines on specific areas of your face.
Maybe you’ve noticed a few stubborn lines above your lips that used to be hidden by makeup, or you’ve caught your reflection and seen some small wrinkles starting to develop around your mouth. Although these changes are natural, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them.
Fortunately, there are several ideal options that can help you take those wrinkles all the way to smooth! Dermal fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 6 months to up to 2 years.
Dermal fillers, unlike Botox that relaxes the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line/crease/area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.
Areas DERMAL FILLERS CAN TREAT
Over time, our cheeks start to flatten, and the skin may begin to sag, causing the "sunken cheeks" look that tend to make people feel older than they really are. This natural loss of volume in the cheek area is what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. Injections can restore round contours and produce those sought-after high cheekbones that people consider markers of natural beauty.
nasolabial folds | Smile Lines
For most of us, smile lines – also known as nasolabial folds – are nothing to smile about. These lines and creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and are the result of the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity as we age. They can make you look older, tired, or unhappy – even though you feel youthful inside.
Even if you have never heard of marionette lines, you probably know what they are. These lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth can make you look unhappy. Marionette lines form as facial volume begins to deplete and deeper creases begin to form below the mouth.
vertical lip lines | pucker lines | Smoker lines
Time is working against your skin’s appearance. Every time you speak, eat, drink from a straw, smoke, kiss, or smile, your skin remembers and lines eventually begin to show on your face. The vertical lines above and below your lips can be difficult to hide with makeup and are often highlighted when a bright shade of lipstick bleeds into them.
Corners of the mouth
The corners of the mouth, also known as the oral commissures, can turn downward as you age and lose volume below the mouth. This downturned appearance of the mouth can make you look like you are frowning or even mad. In addition, volume loss in this area often leads to the formation or the deepening of already-formed marionette lines.
A little known area of the face that can make a big impact on the way we look is the pre-jowl fold area, or the pre-jowl fold sulcus, which is the area on either side of our chin. Facial volume loss associated with the aging process results in sagging of the skin in other facial areas, and leaves the pre-jowl fold area hollow.
This pesky wrinkle, forming horizontally across the chin can really distract from the smile. Caused by facial volume loss, chin wrinkles appear gradually over time.
Whether you were a kid suffering from embarrassing acne, or struggling with it as an adult, and are left with the scars to be a constant reminder, acne scars can be a debilitating issue and play an important role in someone's self esteem.
Regardless the reasons, Davis Aesthetics is proud to offer our clients some of the best dermal filler options on the market today to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC | $650 per syringe
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where mild to moderate facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. It is a great choice to give a natural plumpness to the lips. This product is premixed with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort upon injection. It is proven to last up to 1 year with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC | $650 per syringe
JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. It is 20% thicker than JUVÉDERM Ultra XC and is a great choice for those deeper, more stubborn lines. This product is premixed with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort upon injection. It is proven to last up to 15 months with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC | $695 PER SYRINGE
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results for up to 18 months. EXCELLENT choice for lip augmentations!
JUVÉDERM volbella® XC | $475 per syringe
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids (mouth lines). This amazing new filler is the perfect choice for people who want just a little lip plump or to rid themselves of those pesky pucker lines.
TEAR TROUGH TREATMENT | $750 per sESSION
Upon a comprehensive evaluation, HA dermal filler is placed via cannula technique to ensure optimum safety is achieved during injections. Patients who are good candidates often complain of a ‘hollow look’ or dark circles under they eyes; they may also point out enlarging fat pockets in the lower eyelids. Selecting appropriate patients for tear trough treatment requires expert judgment. Excellent candidates have good skin elasticity and adequate skin thickness. The position of the orbital rim to the tear trough is also an extremely important consideration. For these reasons, not everyone is a good candidate for treatment of the tear trough. This sometimes involves staged treatments as well. If this is an area that bothers you, please schedule a consultation to see if you are candidate for this procedure.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC | $850 per syringe
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Patients have reported looking 5 years younger after treatment, which can last up to 2 years.
RADIESSE® | $750 per syringe
RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
RADIESSE immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen with results that can last a year or more in many patients.1-3
Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen.1
RADIESSE is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients
RADIESSE provides results with high patient satisfaction
RADIESSE is comes mixed with lidocaine, an anesthetic, to significantly reduce injection-related pain
RADIESSE® HAND REJUVENATION | $995 per session
Many people wonder how to get rid of hand wrinkles. Now you can improve the appearance of your aging hands with RADIESSE® — a dermal filler proven to immediately restore volume loss in the back of hands for smooth, natural-looking results that won’t give away your age.
Radiesse Hand Treatment
By Joshua Davis, RN, BSN