At our Ethos MedSpa locations in Clayton and Chesterfield, MO, we offer popular and effective dermal fillers to help patients accomplish different cosmetic goals. These fillers are capable of improving various aesthetic aspects, from addressing volume loss to reducing cellulite and enhancing the buttocks. With a wide range of applications, dermal fillers offer versatility in meeting various cosmetic needs.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to add volume and contour various areas of the face. They can help address concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial volume. The types of dermal fillers available vary in composition and longevity, including options like hyaluronic acid fillers and poly-L-lactic acid biostimulators. Each type serves a specific purpose, allowing us to tailor your treatment to you.
What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Cosmetic fillers offer a non-invasive approach to enhancing your facial features. Without surgical intervention, you can achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance and long-lasting improvement without the hassle of surgery.
Immediate Improvement to Treated Areas
One of the advantages of facial fillers is the instant boost that many products provide. Right after your session, you can notice an enhancement in the areas treated, offering quick results that can last for several months.
The variety of dermal fillers on the market allows us to customize your treatment. Whether you’re looking to fill in wrinkles, restore lost volume, or contour specific areas, there’s a product that fits these goals.
What sets injectable fillers apart is their minimal impact on your daily routine. You can typically return to your regular activities immediately after the treatment, making it a convenient option for anyone who has a full schedule.
Common Treatment Areas for Dermal Fillers
- Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines: Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, and marionette lines can be effectively smoothed out using cosmetic fillers. These areas are common targets for adding volume and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
- Cheeks: For those interested in elevating the contours of their cheeks or restoring lost volume, dermal fillers can offer a natural-looking enhancement.
- Lips: If you want to achieve fuller, more defined lips, a dermal filler lip treatment could be the solution for you. The treatment aims to provide a subtle yet noticeable plumpness to your lips.
- Under eyes: Dark circles and hollows under the eyes can make you appear tired or aged. Dermal fillers under the eyes are used to treat these issues by adding volume to the tear trough area.
- Chin and Jawline: Refining the chin and jawline has become increasingly popular. Facial fillers can create a more defined and structured appearance in these areas.
- Hands: Not just for the face, dermal fillers can also rejuvenate the appearance of your hands by adding volume and reducing the visibility of veins and tendons.
Our Dermal Fillers
The JUVÉDERM® Collection
The JUVÉDERM collection is made by the same company that created BOTOX® and includes several different dermal fillers that can add or restore volume lost with the aging process to improve the appearance. All of these fillers contain lidocaine, so you can expect a comfortable treatment process and immediate and long-lasting results from each.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC is a chin and cheek filler that can reverse the signs of aging and create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Treating the cheeks with this filler will add volume to the area to lift the countenance and restore a youthful appearance for up to two years. When used for chin enhancement, this filler can improve facial aesthetics and proportions for up to one year.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC can smooth lines around the mouth that appear with the aging process, including nasolabial folds and the most common smile lines that run from the nose down toward the mouth. Results last up to 18 months with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC is a filler that uses a thicker formula to address deeper smile lines and treat volume loss around the mouth. Results can last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is a lip filler specifically designed for lip augmentation in patients who want to correct age-related volume loss or simply enhance their lips. Results last up to 12 months post-treatment.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is a lip filler that can augment the lips, inject natural fullness to the area, and smooth smile lines that form around the mouth due to volume loss. Results last 12 months after initial treatment.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC is a jawline and chin filler that can reverse the signs of aging and create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Treating the jawline and chin with this filler will restore volume to accentuate those areas. When used for enhancement, this filler can improve facial aesthetics and proportions for up to one year.
The Restylane® Collection
The Restylane® Collection consists of versatile, safe, and long-lasting dermal fillers that can add volume to different areas of the face and deliver natural-looking results. These fillers are made with a formula that doesn’t contain animal by-products and is known for staying exactly where it’s injected.
Restylane® is a filler from this collection that can augment the lips and smooth facial folds and smile lines around the mouth. After an initial treatment, results can last up to 18 months.
Restylane® Lyft is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can add volume to the backs of the hands and the face during a single treatment. When treating the face, we can use this filler to smooth facial folds and lines around the mouth. Results will last up to 12 months. When we use it to treat the backs of the hands, it can add volume to create younger-looking hands, and results will last up to six months.
Restylane® Silk is a lip filler from this collection that can help patients reach their unique lip-related goals. It can add volume to enhance the lips, smooth perioral lines around the mouth, and correct aesthetic imperfections that negatively impact the lip-to-eye ratio. Results can last six months or longer after the initial treatment.
Restylane® Kysse is a popular lip filler that uses the XpresHAn technology to naturally and subtly enhance the lips without affecting the patient’s ability to express. Results are immediate and will last up to 12 months.
Restylane® Refyne is also designed with this brand’s XpresHAn technology to smooth laugh lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds without impacting the patient’s ability to express. After initial treatment, results can last up to one year.
Restylane® Defyne is formulated with a unique formula that can smooth deeper smile lines around the mouth to improve the appearance of those suffering from the more advanced signs of aging. Results can last one year after initial treatment.
Restylane® Contour is specifically designed to contour and sculpt the cheeks to both enhance the appearance and correct age-related mid-facial volume loss. This treatment can last 12 months after injection.
Revanesse® Versa™+ is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles and enhance facial volume for a fresh, youthful appearance in patients. Approved indication areas for this filler are nasolabial folds, oral commissures, marionette lines, and mental crease.
Revanesse® Lips™+ is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that can be used to restore lost volume and create a fuller-looking lip in patients.
Sculptra® is a cosmetic injectable that qualifies as a dermal filler, but it’s different from the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® collection fillers because instead of using hyaluronic acid particles in its formula, it uses an active ingredient called poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate natural collagen production, making it a biostimulator.
Injections into the treatment area deliver some noticeable results and promote gradual results by stimulating natural collagen production. The body responds to the treatment by producing more collagen to naturally fill hollow areas and enhance the appearance. Sculptra® results appear gradually in the weeks following treatment and, depending on your treatment area, may last as long as two years post-treatment.
What It Treats
Sculptra® can address volume loss on both the face and the body, and we can inject it into different areas of the lower and middle half of the face to treat marionette lines, smile lines, and chin wrinkles.
We can also use Sculptra® to enhance the buttocks by stimulating natural collagen production upon injection to add subtle yet noticeable volume to the area. It is also an effective treatment for patients interested in cellulite reduction, as it can promote stronger and smoother-looking skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite in various body areas.
What to Expect From Your Customized Treatment Plan
Your treatment will begin with an initial consultation, where we will discuss your treatment goals and ask you questions about your medical history to confirm your treatment eligibility. Then, once we determine that your desired injectable is a safe option for you and you are not allergic to any of its ingredients, we can move forward with the treatment process.
Most patients only need one treatment to achieve their ideal results, but we can discuss the details of your treatment plan at your consultation, so you know exactly what to expect. Depending on your goals, you may be a good treatment candidate for one or multiple fillers. We can discuss your concerns and make treatment recommendations at your consultation.
Dermal Filler FAQ
Do Dermal Filler Injections Hurt?
The level of discomfort varies from person to person and also depends on the area being treated. Many types of dermal fillers contain a numbing agent like lidocaine to minimize pain. Additionally, a topical numbing cream can be applied before the treatment to make the experience more comfortable.
What Is the Aftercare for Dermal Fillers?
After your treatment with dermal fillers, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of aftercare items. We may want you to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours, refrain from excessive sun exposure, and steer clear of alcohol and blood-thinning medications for a few days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Being a suitable candidate for dermal fillers generally depends on your health, skin condition, and aesthetic goals. During your consultation, we will talk about these factors and discuss whether dermal fillers are the right option for you. The treatment is usually well-suited for healthy adults looking to address facial volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Learn More About Adding Dermal Fillers to Your Skincare Routine
At Ethos MedSpa in Chesterfield, MO, we design customized treatment plans with dermal fillers for each patient. Our goal is to naturally and subtly improve your appearance by using one or more of these fillers to correct aesthetic imperfections, reverse the aging process, enhance different facial and body features, and, most importantly, boost your confidence. To learn more, contact us today at (314) 875-9499 or fill out our online form.