Dermal fillers are clear hyaluronic acid gels that are injected into the skin to provide volume and hydration to the tissue. Dermal fillers can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, folds, hollows and add volume and hydration to dehydrated and deflated lips. They can also add additional volume to naturally enhance the features of the face, or improve symmetry where volume has been lost. They are typically very well tolerated due the natural presence of hyaluronic acid in the body.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Types of Fillers
While there are many types of dermal fillers in the aesthetic market, our nurse injectors at MaVie understand that not all fillers respond the same. It is important to seek out an aesthetic practice with providers who understand this concept. One important component to consider when determining the type of dermal filler is the safety of the product. At MaVie, we are committed first and foremost to your safety. While we don’t plan on complications during our treatments, we have taken steps to ensure that the products we use can be reversed if necessary. This is why we only use hylauronic acid dermal fillers. Should we encounter the need to dissolve the placed filler, we can.
The second thing to consider when selecting your aesthetic provider for filler injections is product selection and how it lies in the face. One of the misnomers of getting dermal fillers is that is has to look plastic, over-filled or fake. At MaVie, our commitment to you is to not overfill, and to utilize products that move with your face. Utilizing two reputable companies, Prollineum and Galderma, we have a wide-range of dermal fillers for all your anti-aging needs. With expression technology in Restylane and a uniform spherical molecule of HA in Versa, we are able to deliver natural looking results that will mimic the natural volume, uniformity, structure and movement of the face.
What is Versa®?
Revanesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Well known for its ability to treat the nasolabial folds and lips, this product is a versatile dermal filler highly used in the aesthetic industry and can be used in many places for volume restoration and improvement of wrinkles. One thing that makes Versa unique is its molecular makeup of a completely spherical product. Because of this makeup, patients tend to experience less swelling and see a nicer foundation of hydration to the area treated. Versa is quickly becoming an industry favorite when it comes to filler.
What is Restylane®?
Like Versa, Restylane® is an FDA-approved clear hyaluronic acid dermal filler that works by mimicking your body’s natural hyaluronic acid production. It is designed to correct deep facial folds and wrinkles with little to no downtime. The HA filler provides immediate volume to your skin, smooths wrinkles and gives an instant lift in areas of volume depletion. One benefit of hyaluronic acid is its ability to draw in water. The result – your skin looks naturally plump, more hydrated and youthful.
What to Know Before Your Filler Appointment
Our medical staff will provide you with pre-treatment instructions that, when followed correctly, will enhance results and reduce your period of recovery. In general, it is recommended to give yourself a period of 3-5 days of social downtime after injections. This is not applicable for all areas of treatment but is a general consideration. The face is a very vascular area. Bruising and swelling are expected in varying degrees when receiving dermal fillers.
It is important to reschedule your appointment if you have skin breakdown or irritation in the area that is to be treated. This will ensure better outcomes and a safer foundation for infection control. Those who have a history of cold sores should share this with their provider prior to any dermal fillers as some areas of injection can trigger cold sores at or near the injected site.
MaVie’s Choice of Dermal
Filler Products Include:
Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine
During your consultation your injector will make an educated decision on which filler is right for you and your aesthetic needs.
Dermal Filler Procedure
Your dermal filler treatment at MaVie is conducted in a beautiful and comfortable med spa atmosphere. Our friendly staff will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. During your initial consultation with us, our aesthetic professionals will talk to you about your needs and the results you are looking to achieve. At MaVie, we believe that the best treatment is one that makes you look your natural best. It is our commitment to you, to never suggest any product or treatment that would give you an unnatural appearance or the appearance of being over treated.
Expect Greater Comfort at MaVie
During your treatments at Mavie, we take great pride in identifying all of the ways we can improve your experience. We understand that discomfort can arise during aesthetic treatments, including dermal fillers. It is for this reason that we utilize multiple modalities of comfort measures to make your experience as seamless as possible. Our aesthetic providers are trained in advanced numbing techniques like dental blocks for lip filler and other numbing techniques for body treatments in order to provide greater comfort. One benefit of our dermal filler products is that most of them contain lidocaine – an anesthetic that will result in less pain. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with a relaxing and memorable experience with minimal pain during your treatments.
Recovery & Results
Post-treatment, you will go through a time of natural healing that commonly includes bruising, swelling and tenderness at the injection site. The time needed to heal after treatment varies from one individual to the next but it is recommended to take this into consideration when scheduling your dermal filler treatment. Different areas of the face respond differently when it comes to healing. Your provider will go through expected healing timeline with you during your consultation so you can plan accordingly for recovery or social downtime.
One of the benefits of dermal filler is its unique ability to provide instant results. While it is common to need several sessions to achieve optimal results, most can expect to see results immediately after their treatment. Our aesthetic providers at MaVie will discuss healing and when to expect to see optimal results as well as how many sessions it will take to achieve the results you are looking for. Optimal results are best seen around 2 weeks when everything has settled and your body has had adequate time to heal.
How Long Do Fillers Last?
Dermal filler treatment results are immediate and tend to last from approximately 9 months to 1 year depending on the product used. Factors like metabolism and the area treated should be taken into consideration when understanding the longevity of dermal fillers. For example, filler placed in the smile lines will break down faster from excessive expression rather than somewhere like the cheeks or jawline that is not manipulated as often.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the longevity of your dermal filler it is important to discuss this with your aesthetic provider. Our team is happy to answer all of your questions so you feel confident knowing you are making the best decision for you.
Please note that dermal fillers are not a permanent solution for aging. To maintain the new youthful look that you have achieved, you must continue to have follow-up treatments as recommended by your aesthetic provider.
Why Choose MaVie for Your Dermal Filler Needs?
At MaVie, our staff is trained to perform with excellence. From safety to results, we are devoted to providing you with all the education needed in order to make the best selection of dermal filler with you. We understand that the process of correcting fine lines and wrinkles can be intimidating to those diving in for the first time. However, our staff at MaVie understand and are here to help. We take great pride in our ability to listen to your concerns and the results you are hoping to achieve prior to creating your customized treatment plan. Our team is here and ready to help you achieve the results you are looking for.