Are Dermal Fillers Right for Your Skin?

Woman receiving a lip injection

Like many people, you may be wondering what to do about the visible signs of aging that appear over time.

The good news is there are safe, effective ways to get the results you want without the time and discomfort that may come with surgery.

Injectable dermal fillers offer an exciting option for adding volume and reducing unwanted sagging and wrinkles. Although no treatment can reverse the aging process, fillers offer a non-invasive approach for achieving a smoother, more youthful appearance.

FDA-approved Juvederm® is made with hyaluronic acid to reduce lines, plump lips and deliver other benefits. Administered by certified care professionals at Cayce Medical Spa, this convenient treatment takes mere minutes to complete with no downtime for most patients.

Let’s go over some common questions people have about dermal fillers. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

The aging process causes volume loss to our skin, fat and muscle. This is what leads to the familiar changes in our appearance as we get older. 

Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like treatments which are injected underneath the skin. This leads to increased volume and reduces visible aging. The FDA has approved the use of fillers for achieving many benefits to aging skin:

  • Reduce under-eye circles
  • Lift cheeks
  • Add volume to lips
  • Smooth lip lines
  • Smooth nasolabial folds
  • Rejuvenate hands

Fillers such as hyaluronic acid are naturally absorbed by the body over time. Also called HA, hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that is naturally present in our skin and cartilage. Skin treated with HA will have a smoother, more filled-out appearance. Some fillers are pre-formulated with the numbing agent lidocaine for additional comfort during treatment. 

Results may vary based upon the individual patient’s underlying tissue structure and the type of filler used. Treatments may be repeated to maintain results over time.

What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers?

Different injectables are available for improving different areas of the skin. You’ll want to speak with your skin care professional to determine which treatment plan is best for you.

Juvederm® VOLUMA™ XC

Juvederm® VOLUMA™ XC is the first and only dermal filler to receive FDA approval for treating the chin region. It is also approved for treating the cheeks. Our cheeks flatten over time due to mid-face volume loss. VOLUMA™ restores cheek volume for improved lift and contour, and it also gives you a more defined chin and jaw line. Results may last for up to two years. 

Juvederm® VOLLURE™ XC

Juvederm® VOLLURE™ XC is approved for correcting moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds which appear between the nose and the corners of the mouth. VOLLURE™ may also be used to treat parentheses lines, which often appear on either side of the mouth, as well as tear troughs under the eyes. Results may last for up to 18 months. 

Juvederm® VOLBELLA™ XC

Juvederm® VOLBELLA™ XC is approved for treating skin under the eyes, as well as the lips and skin surrounding the lips. It is effective in correcting perioral or “lipstick lines,” and results typically last for up to 12 months. 

RHA® Collection

RHA® Collection is the only FDA-approved HA filler for dynamic wrinkles and folds. Made to be more like your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, RHA® Collection is a designer filler that adapts to facial movements for a natural look. It is effective for plumping lips and smoothing nasolabial folds.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal fillers are safe and effective for the vast majority of patients. Side effects typically resolve on their own and may include minor swelling or redness. 

For best results, fillers should only be administered by a licensed health professional with training and experience in providing dermal injections. Do not purchase fillers online or over-the-counter, as they may be of unknown authenticity, safety and efficacy. Never attempt to inject them yourself. 

Finally, the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons advises that it is safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have dermal fillers. 

Are you interested in learning more about how injectable fillers may improve the look of your skin? Reach out to us at Cayce Medical Spa to schedule a consultation. Our certified skin care professionals will answer your questions and design a personalized treatment plan that helps you look and feel your best! 

Give us a call at 573-234-6930 or contact us online at any time.