Safely Enhance Specific Areas of Your Face Dermal Fillers
Eliminate wrinkles instantly and immediately to enhance specific areas of your face. Areas most commonly treated include lips, superficial lines, smile lines and forehead lines. Filler types include we use at Sleek Juvederm® Ultra Plus, and Radiesse®.
As We Age, We Loose Collagen
As we age, a decreased production of collagen and elastin (which gives skin it’s support structure and elasticity) in addition to a loss of moisture manifests as fine to moderate lines, rough texture, and sagging skin. Sleek Laser has a variety of Dermal Fillers that add balance and restore that youthful volume.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Depending on the treatment area and the injectable used, fillers can reduce the effects of collagen loss, adding temporary volume to restore a smoother appearance to the face for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, smile lines, small lines above the lip, severe frown lines between the brows and creases that turn down the corners of the mouth. Lips may be made to appear fuller. Multiple facial areas may be lifted and contoured. Cheeks can be made fuller and more youthful.
Providing Volume and Fullness to the Skin
Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are all cosmetic dermal fillers composed of stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body and provides volume and fullness to the skin, giving it a healthy, youthful appearance. It is also found in the connective tissue of the body that cushions and lubricates.
Radiesse® is a cosmetic filler composed of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which forms a scaffold in the treatment area. CaHa is the minerals found in human teeth and bones that give them their hardness and strength. As the microspheres degrade, the scaffold stimulates and supports the skin’s own collagen growth.
Still, Have Questions?
Hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair. Clients who are allergic to gram positive bacteria should not be injected with hyaluronic acid based fillers. These fillers should not be used on people with a known potential for anaphylactic reactions, keloid formation, hypertrophic scarring or pigmentation disorders. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use dermal fillers.
Risks include hematoma or blood pooling beneath the skin, and although rare, infection and necrosis or skin loss is possible. An unsatisfactory outcome is also a risk. The greatest risk occurs when dermal fillers are injected by someone who is not properly qualified to perform injections. Semi-permanent and permanent fillers may carry a risk of clumping (the particles form a granuloma or lump that can be felt or seen beneath the skin). Particles may also migrate or displace from the injection site. Injection of an anti-inflammatory may help to improve minor clumps or swelling.
Generally, only dermal fillers derived from animal sources have a risk of allergy. The fillers we use are not derived from animal sources. We use Juvederm® and Radiesse™, these are synthetic. Fillers such as Zyderm, Zyplast and ArteFill are derived from bovine (cow) sources and a pre-treatment allergy test is part of the standard of care.
One advantage of most injectable treatments is that they are temporary. If you don’t like the results they will diminish in time. A hyaluronic acid based filler like Juvederm® be more rapidly diminished (in weeks rather than months) with the injection of a substance called hyaluronodase in the treatment region.
Dermal fillers for cosmetic purposes should not be administered to anyone under 18 years of age.
Juvederm® and Radiesse™ are generally appropriate for skin of color as these are colorless gels that should not be visible under the skin or alter the skin color.
In the first few days after injection, the treated area may feel a little firm; however, this should rapidly improve. In general, a dermal filler should not be felt under the skin. However, there is the risk with semi-permanent or permanent fillers of particles clumping together and forming a granuloma that may be felt or seen under the skin.
Approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area(s).
Hyaluronic Acid fillers, such as Juvederm® Ultra Plus, generally last from nine months to over a year, usually last longer after multiple injections. Having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect. Radiesse™ filler usually lasts a year or longer. Consult your practitioner about recommendations for follow-up treatments.
Many clients will feel comfortable resuming their normal activities following treatment. However, with some fillers there will be temporary bruising, swelling or redness. This will normally last less than a week. Avoid the sun and cold outdoor activities until side effects disappear.