Volume-Adding Injections for Marco Island and Naples, FL
Healthy facial volume is responsible for youthful, rounded contours and smooth skin. Age-related collagen loss reduces that volume, even as fat and bone also diminish and shift downward. The result can be hollow cheeks, a less-defined jawline, and the appearance of folds and lines. Skin Wellness Physicians offers dermal fillers for the Naples, FL, area, as well as Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and beyond.
Dermatologists Dr. Daniel Wasserman and Dr. Anne Marie Tremaine administer the injections, choosing the ideal dermal filler for each patient in order to address his or her specific cosmetic needs.
JUST THE FACTS
- Dermal fillers add volume where it is needed to smooth wrinkles and improve contours
- Only the Skin Wellness Physicians dermatologists—Drs. Tremaine and Wasserman—perform the injections
- A range of options is available, with each filler providing unique benefits
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Age-related changes in the face and hands are typically associated with a loss of fat and several vital elements in the skin: most notably collagen (a sturdy, but flexible protein) and hyaluronic acid (a carbohydrate that readily binds to water molecules). Dermal fillers serve to replace the material that was lost, with many options featuring a hyaluronic acid-based formula.
Dermal fillers are injected in small amounts into the areas where they are needed. The results are temporary, but can last months to years, depending on the specific filler used.
What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
All dermal fillers work in the skin, but each filler has unique properties and a particular focus that makes it suited for addressing certain cosmetic issues.
Made by Allergan, Juvederm® dermal fillers have a hyaluronic acid base and are popular choices for women and men seeking facial rejuvenation. Ultra® adds fullness to the lips, giving them more volume to counter age-related thinning. It also works to plump up lips that have been thin throughout a person's life. Ultra® Plus is used to fill in nasolabial folds and other creases and lines that develop on the face. Voluma® adds volume to the mid-face, where a roundness of the "apples" of the cheeks can give way to flattened areas and a more gaunt look. Restoring volume to this area gives it the structure it needs to maintain more youthful contours, as well as lift the skin for a more defined jawline.
The Restylane® family of dermal fillers also uses hyaluronic acid for its base, with a range of options to suit various patient needs. Restylane® itself, sharing its name with the entire line, reduces the appearance of nasolabial folds and similar facial lines, as well as adds volume to the lips. Lyft™ adds structural volume to the cheeks for mid-face contouring. It can also be injected into the hands to smooth out wrinkles there or provide volume to the "bony" or "veiny" look of the hands that happens over time. Silk® is designed to add natural-looking fullness to the lips and address the fine lines and wrinkles that can develop around the mouth. Refyne® and Defyne® are similar dermal fillers, with Refyne® focusing on moderate laugh and smile lines, and Defyne® focusing on more severe laugh and smile lines.
Using poly-L-lactic acid (as opposed to hyaluronic acid) as its base, Sculptra® is unique among the dermal fillers available at Skin Wellness Physicians. The injectable is a collagen stimulator, kick-starting production of the protein so the beneficial molecules increase in number in the skin to smooth out nasolabial folds and other facial lines. Results are more gradual.
What is a Dermal Fillers Session Like in Naples, FL?
The dermatologists at Skin Wellness Physicians are skilled and experienced in injecting the full range of dermal fillers available at the practice. Since the dermal fillers are all different, a patient’s experience will depend on the specific brand and type used.
The dermal fillers do share some common elements: Injection sessions are typically brief, able to be accomplished in a matter of around 15 minutes. As with all injections, a slight "pinching" sensation will be felt. Patients typically are not bothered by the minimal discomfort, but strategies are available to make the session as pleasant as possible.
There may be some slight redness or bruising in the injection site for a few days. This coloration, as well as other treatment-related side effects, will resolve within days.
The results of some dermal fillers are visible right away, while others require several injection sessions spaced out over a series of weeks. Specifics can be discussed during a personalized consultation.
Options Beyond Dermal Fillers in Naples, FL
Juvederm® manufacturer Allergan also makes BOTOX®, a muscle-relaxing injectable intended for smoothing wrinkles and lines that appear due to facial activity as opposed to volume loss. Skin Wellness Physicians also offers Dysport®, which operates in much the same way.
Other available cosmetic treatments include injectable Kybella® to reduce a double chin, IPL to address skin aging with light, microneedling to stimulate collagen production, and more. Skin Wellness Physicians also offers medical dermatology diagnoses, treatments, and resources.