As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, and wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear. Rather than go through expensive plastic surgery in order to make those fine lines and wrinkles disappear, dermal fillers can restore youth and vitality to your skin instantly, with significantly less downtime from your normal activities.
How It Works
Dermal fillers are injectable compounds that combine with the natural proteins and hormones in your skin to erase fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of scars by restoring the skin’s natural elasticity. Unlike Botox, which uses a paralytic to smooth out the skin, dermal fillers work from within the skin, triggering the production of collagen and elastin to fill in those lines and scars with new, healthy skin.
The effect from using these fillers is immediate. Upon injection, the compound smoothes out the flaws in your skin as soon as it settles. It binds with proteins as the collagen and elastin begin working, restoring elasticity and creating new skin cells to fill in the target area. As the compounds are absorbed, their effect lessens but your skin will still retain its effects.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm is an indictable, smooth-consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” around the mouth. Juvéderm provides a smooth, natural look and feel.
With Juvéderm the injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate with minimal downtime. Results are immediate and last for 18-to-24 months.
Enhanced specifically for patient comfort, this gel is formulated with 0.3 percent lidocaine, a mild local anesthetic that reduces all the immediate feeling of discomfort and pain that is associated with this kind of cosmetic procedure.
The Voluma XC treatment is a volume-filler that will make your skin look years younger, naturally. This filler is injected into the skin and instantly acts as a cheek filler and wrinkle filler.
Volbella XC is specially formulated for the lip area to enhance the fullness of the lips and soften the appearance of perioral lines. Over time, lips begin to lose their natural elasticity and fullness. Repeated contraction of the lips are muscles around the lips can also contribute to the development of vertical lines, or perioral lines, at or above the upper lips. Perfect for those experiencing volume loss, thinning of the lips and/or flattening of the cupid’s bow, Volbella XC is a soft, smooth gel that is specially formulated to look and feel more natural for the lips. Customized with VYCROSS technology for tight and efficient cross-linking, it also has a low affinity for water and a low cohesivity, which overall contributes to its durability. This also provides the patient a longer-lasting look. As with most injectables, your injection provider at True MD will work closely with you to provide you with a customized look based on your personal preferences and goals. Whether your goal is to soften perioral lines, rejuvenate to a full and plump lip, or to have subtle, full lips, Volbella XC at True MD helps to reveal your TRUE smile.
Perlane is an indictable, smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid. This particular dermal filler has been proven to be more effective at filling in the deeper folds, depressions, and erasing acne scars than most other treatments. The gel particles contained within it are larger than others made of the same ingredients, and the larger particles play a huge role in increasing facial volume or even lip augmentation. Due to its make-up of non-animal generated materials, it is considered to be hypoallergenic, and will not require pre-testing of the skin for allergic reactions. Results are immediate and last 6-to-8 months.
This treatment involves the injection of platelet-rich plasma—building blocks of protein that the body needs to heal itself—into the hypodermal layer of the skin. Once injected, it immediately begins to stimulate collagen production back to the higher levels of our youth and encourage the growth of stem cells, creating new skin cells at a rapid pace. Before long—usually after two-to-three treatments—wrinkles and fine lines disappear. Since this method uses your own blood for the procedure, the occurrence of side effects are drastically decreased. Results last up to 18 months on average per treatment.
Radiesseis is an indictable, smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid. It has been proven to stimulate the production of the body’s collagen and instantly correct face wrinkles. It is now available with lidocaine to make the process comfortable for the patient. Results are immediate and last up to 12 months.
Made in Sweden, a nation known for health, nature, and beauty, Restylane is based on a uniquely produced hyaluronic acid gel that closely resembles the body’s own hyaluronic acid. This leads to a reduced risk of an inflammatory reaction or other side effects. Due to its make-up of non-animal generated materials, it is considered to be hypoallergenic and does not require pretesting of the skin for allergic reactions. Results are immediate and last for 6-to-12 months.