Dermal Filler

Restoring A More Youthful You.
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At Charlotte Skin & Laser, our goal is to help you look and feel your best with safe and effective treatment options. Dr. Elizabeth Rostan uses dermal fillers to naturally restore contour and lift in your skin to achieve a refreshed appearance.

Why Should I Consider Dermal Fillers?

The goal of cosmetic fillers is to restore the youthful and natural balance and contour of your face. As we age, we lose thickness in the structures and tissues that support and fill out facial skin. At Charlotte Skin & Laser, Dr. Elizabeth Rostan specializes in restoring facial volume to lift the skin, smooth lines, and return a natural contour to the face.

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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are popular injectable products used for non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation and enhancement. Each filler is designed to treat one or more skin aging symptoms, usually in the face.

They can smooth away moderate and harsh wrinkles, fill in hollow depres- sions, augment the lips, and more.

For patients who are seeing the early stages of age-related volume loss, a “liquid facelift” that combines injectable fillers with a neuromodulator like Botox can restore a more youthful appearance, possibly delaying the need for more invasive plastic surgery procedures like facial fat transfer.

That said, dermal fillers will not provide the same level of facial rejuvenation as a cosmetic surgery like a facelift. Results are far more subtle and temporary.

Types of Dermal Fillers:

There are many types of dermal fillers. In addition to “off-the-shelf” fillers that use synthetic (manmade materials) and substances that naturally occur in your body, healthcare providers can use fat from your own body.

  • Nasolabial folds or smile lines (the lines that form from the nose to the mouth)
  • Marionette Lines (the lines that start from the mouth to the chin) and the corners of your mouth (small wrinkles that spread out when you smile or laugh)
  • Restylane Lyft for your face and the back of the hands. With targeted filler injections, you can reduce the wrinkles on the back of the hands, giving a younger appearance.
  • Restylane Kysse addresses wrinkles right around the lip (your perioral lines) and can give the lips themselves more
  • Results last for up to 12 months but is not permanent
  • Juvederm Volbella addresses perioral lines (lines around the mouth), often called lipstick lines, vertical lip lines, or lip wrinkles
  • Juvederm Voluma restores lost volume in the hollows of cheeks, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Sculptra can create what we refer to as a “liquid facelift”, as the replacement of lost volume lifts
  • Main component is an alpha hydroxy acid called poly- L-lactic acid, or PLLA. It is safe, synthetic (artificially created), biocompatible (can be used harmlessly in the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down in the body) and long-lasting.
  • Several treatments are needed for best results, the effects are shown to last for up to two years after the first treatment.
  • With just one or two Radiesse® treatments, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural look that lasts.
  • Composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a water-based gel. These microspheres, upon injection, stimulate the production of your own skin’s collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles and restore youthful fullness and contours to the face and body.
  • Revanesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally produces that scientists believe is a key component in slowing skin aging.
  • Results for the nasolabial folds (laugh lines) for up to 12 months with optimal correction.

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Fillers are gel-like synthetic products made up of various chemicals designed to mimic chemicals that are naturally present in the body. Some are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), while others are made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).

These products are injected into the targeted area, where they create either immediate or gradual volume. Fillers slowly and safely break down over the course of months or in some cases years. Patients can return for maintenance treatments to preserve their filler results.

Hyaluronic acid fillers increase the supply of hyaluronic acid in the skin. HA bonds with water molecules in the tissues to create new volume.

At the start of a treatment session, the intended injection sites are cleansed. They may be marked as a guide for the injector. Precise amounts of filler are then injected into the marked areas.

Many fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, providing numbing against any pain or discomfort. For fillers that do not contain lidocaine, local or topi- cal anesthesia can be administered before the injections are delivered.

For hyaluronic fillers, patients can see results immediately after the treatment. Radiesse’s results are also instantaneous. Sculptra’s results appear gradually and typically start to appear around 6 weeks after the treatment session.
The patient may experience minor bruising, redness, tenderness, or swelling in the treatment areas. The area may feel numb or sensitive. Aftercare instructions will be provided to the patient.
The results of HA filler injections can last anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years, depending on the specific filler product chosen. Results for stimulatory fillers can last 12 to 24 months and in some cases even longer.
Side effects — which tend to occur around the injection site — can be immediate, but usually clear within 7 to 14 days:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • pain
  • bruising
  • itching
  • rash
While there are several alternatives to fillers, most (like neuromodulators, CO2 skin resurfacing, and Venus Viva) are designed to treat shallow lines rather than moderate or harsh wrinkles. For volume restoration, alternatives are typically surgical in nature and are therefore much more invasive.
After the treatment session, the patient can immediately go right back to their normal activities without downtime or recovery time. The treatment area must be protected from trauma and sun exposure.

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What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable filler agent that contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biodegradable product from the alpha-hydroxy acid family. Biodegradable.

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Surprising Uses For Fillers

Correcting moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and skin folds. Increasing fullness of lips, cheeks, chin, under-eye hollows, jawline, and back of the hand.