Cumulative exposure to the sun, genetics, and the natural aging process can all cause the skin to wrinkle and sag and the healthy fat in the face to thin. Children and young adults have smooth, round faces due to fatty tissue that is evenly distributed throughout the contours of the face. As you age the skin sags and fits more loosely, and these folds become prominent and contribute to the hallmark signs associated with an aging face.
Early on in this process, Dr. DeFatta can recommend less invasive procedures and techniques to enhance your appearance and correct these conditions. Dermal fillers provide one group of options that can be performed any time in order to slow down the signs of aging, and in many cases, restore a more youthful appearance.
There are a variety of dermal fillers available that target various facial flaws and can help with cosmetic concerns. Fillers can show immediate and long-lasting results. While dermal fillers are not permanent, they have the advantage of avoiding surgery and providing a tool to slow the aging process in a subtle and natural-appearing way.
We offer a range of injectable treatments that can help you look younger and feel more confident. In just minutes, you can take years off your appearance—and enjoy results that last.
Dynamic wrinkles and folds appear in areas of the face which move repetitively. RHA® fillers are uniquely more malleable than other fillers and are able to mold and bend with our expressions. That means that RHA® fillers will give you the most natural results. RHA® uses a gentle manufacturing process with few chemical modifications. This is the secret to helping preserve the natural structure of the HA, allowing it to mimic the natural HA found in your skin while adding fullness and structure to the lips.
If you are looking for a natural lip plump, RHA®2 is a perfect choice. This filler is used to fill mild wrinkles, such as the lips. It can also be used to fill and smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the face.
If you feel that your skin needs a bit more of a lift, Dr. DeFatta may recommend RHA®3. This filler can target deeper wrinkles around the nasolabial area, lip corners, and jowls.
For deep wrinkles on the face, specifically in the cheeks or jowls, Dr. DeFatta may recommend RHA®4. Deep facial creases are often due to repeated scrunching movements and expressions, also known as static wrinkles. RHA®4 is meant to target the deepest wrinkles on the face and bring volume to those areas. It can also be used to contour the cheeks and jawline and correct facial folds.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC: Uses hyaluronic acid and is FDA-approved to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face (cheeks) for up to two years.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC: A hyaluronic acid-based gel formula with FDA approval for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds for up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC: These two formulas use a similar hyaluronic acid base but have varying thicknesses to provide versatility in their use in different locations and for different lengths of efficacy. Both are FDA approved for moderate to severe facial wrinkles, and Ultra XC is also approved for lip augmentation.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: This thinner gel formulation of hyaluronic acid can be used to correct fine lines around the mouth as well as add natural and subtle fullness to the lips.
Restylane® Silk: The first FDA-approved product designed specifically for lip augmentation. It uses hyaluronic acid particles to create more plump and contoured lips. It can also be used to smooth the appearance of vertical wrinkles around the mouth.
Restylane® Lyft: The first FDA-approved for deep tissues using hyaluronic acid to achieve smoother and fuller cheeks, producing a more lifted appearance. It is also FDA-approved to plump the lost volume in hollowed hands, which can be an instant age giveaway. The results can last up to 12 months.
Restylane® Refyne: Contains the next-generation hyaluronic acid technology to help soften laugh lines. This can be used to achieve the look you desire around the mouth area while being flexible enough to move with you, allowing you to express yourself naturally.
Restylane® Defyne: Designed to smooth out deeper laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). It also uses hyaluronic acid which is cross-linked in a patented way to allow for a more natural-appearing movement and facial expression.
Restylane® Kysse: Restylane® Kysse is a new hyaluronic acid (HA) lip filler designed to enhance lip volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines above the mouth. It has also been shown to improve texture and lip color.
Bellafill® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved smooth dermal filler that is collagen-based that is filled with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres that is used to treat nasolabial folds. PMMA is a biocompatible material that has been safely used in implants and other devices for 65 years.
Once Bellafill® Cosmetic is injected where you would like volume or lift, results are instantaneous. The PMMA microspheres stay in place and create a structure that acts as a scaffold to continue having smoother-looking skin and help collagen develop. The effectiveness of Bellafill® Cosmetic is seen to last for five years for correction in the nasolabial folds and 12 months when used to correct acne scars.
Collagen in Bellafill® Cosmetic provides immediate lift and volume wherever you may desire it. For acne scars, it improves lift and volume where it is necessary to create a smooth surface. You can return to normal activities immediately.