At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Talon Maningas and Beth Henderson RN, BSN, our aesthetic nurse injector, are experts at listening to your concerns, evaluating your aesthetic needs, and recommending a customized treatment plan with facial filler. We don’t believe that one size fits all and understand that your skin and aesthetic goals are unique to you.
Dermal fillers are a gel-like, volumizing substance that is injected beneath the skin to treat lines or wrinkles, restore lost volume, or enhance facial contours. Over the last few years, more than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular skin rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
At our Joplin cosmetic surgery center, we use several types of dermal fillers: Restylane, Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Radiesse. When performed by a qualified injector who is an expert at medical aesthetics, all are completely safe and clinically proven to provide results. Radiesse volumizing filler acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure, stimulating your own natural collagen to grow, and smoothing wrinkles. Restylane and Juvéderm are cosmetic dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in the human body. Sculptra Aesthetic is made from poly-L lactic acid and is an indirect dermal filler that restores skin volume by causing your own cells to naturally produce more of your own collagen.
As you age, your body’s natural collagen production decreases, which is a major factor in the development of wrinkles in the skin. This is because collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin’s appearance plump, youthful-looking, and smooth. If you wish to combat wrinkles and aging skin or any of the following describes you, dermal fillers could be an option to consider:
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles (although they are excellent at this too)! Here are a few of the common appearance issues dermal fillers can help address to restore a more youthful appearance:
Depending on the products and the areas treated, you should notice results immediately after receiving your filler injection. One of the reasons dermal fillers are so popular is because of their minimal recovery time. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling of the skin around treated areas, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment.
How long dermal filler results last varies depending on the product used, the area of skin treated, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the products are and the more deeply it is injected into the skin, the longer it will last, although this is not a hard and fast rule. To maintain your results, return to our medical spa on a regular basis to have your cosmetic surgeon repeat treatment, adjusting the amount and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results. (To further enhance your results, talk with your injector about a laser treatment for a more even overall skin tone and neuromodulators for upper-face wrinkles.)
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary injectable option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on the treatment and product(s) used. For example, injections to restore volume to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to smooth wrinkles along the nasolabial folds. Certain hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like Restylane Lyft or VOLUMA, are formulated to last longer, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
Synthetic dermal fillers such as calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), tend to be longer lasting injectables, as they are not absorbed by the body. They can be a great option for the right patient, but you’ll want to be ready to commit to results that will be there for several years—and take care to choose an experienced, qualified provider whose aesthetic style you like.
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We recommend getting any type of dermal filler treatment done at least 2 or more weeks before any big event. This allows time for any swelling and bruising to subside and your injectable result to be natural and beautiful.
Yes. The most common type of dermal filler that we use is a hyaluronic acid filler. They are a temporary option since, over time, they will be absorbed by the body. They can also be dissolved if necessary. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on the treatment and products used.
Every patient is different. Bruising is not uncommon and is possible after any injectable treatment. NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners can increase the likelihood of bruising, so be sure to let your provider know if you are or have been taking medications that would fall into this category.
At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, our aesthetic Nurse Injector Beth Henderson RN, BSN performs dermal filler injections for our Joplin-area patients. We also offer a full range of med spa procedures and services, such as Botox, laser hair removal, hormone therapy, and custom facials, including the popular HydraFacial. Botox, laser procedures, and other aesthetic treatments can work well together to more fully address lines and folds to reverse your signs of aging. Schedule your consultation online or call (417) 487-4608 today!
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