Derma Fillers 


Plastic surgery isn't always the key to restoring a youthful face. When it comes to finding the best way to achieve your desired look in the aesthetic world, derma fillers are the latest and greatest in noninvasive treatments that are suitable for both men and women. Derma fillers are soft injectable gel composed of non-animal hyaluronic acid (HA) that is used for facial aesthetics treatments. They are primarily designed with a purpose to reduce the visibility of wrinkles, contour and create volume in the face, and to rejuvenate the skin. As we age, we lose things like elasticity and bounce in our skin and things like sun exposure definitely doesn’t help. With derma fillers, injections are putting that bounce back into the skin with the use of what we already have. The injections’ base, which is hyaluronic acid, is a substance that already exists within our bodies. It has the ability to bind with water and therefore has a significant role as a transporter of nutrients and regulating water balance in the skin. Moreover, the fillers work by increasing the supply of hyaluronic acid in the skin, revitalizing and adding volume while potentially eliminating facial lines and wrinkles, leaving clients with a natural and soft appearance of the face. The most treated areas using derma fillers include nose to mouth lines, glabella lines, as well as adding shape and volume to the lips. 


Derma fillers are far more affordable compared to alternating treatments. In addition, there's no downtime when it comes to using derma fillers, so when clients choose fillers, they can get back to their daily routines right away and skip any tedious healing processes. Injecting derma fillers are also considered much safer when administered correctly. Our well-trained physicians at Skin Code LA are here to provide a unique and unforgettable derma filler experience.


How do derma fillers work? 


Derma fillers injections are non-surgical and can be completed in the office. Clients will start off by meeting our well-practiced cosmetic physician and begin with a consultation session to discuss their goals and map out the entire treatment plan. 


During the consultation session, our medical provider will be evaluating the clients’ area or areas of concern and have a brief of their medical history. Despite the fact that the risks of undergoing derma fillers are to a minimum, sharing any medical history with our doctors before the procedure is a requirement, especially for allergies, skin and neurological issues, as well as medications that can jeopardize the clients’ health and results. For instance, if a client has consumed NSAIDS (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), it’s important to notify the doctor for your safety, as these types of medication can cause unwanted side effects.


Before undergoing any procedure, the targeted areas will be cleaned. Our doctor might give you a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the treatment. Several filler products are composed of lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which has a purpose of minimizing discomfort prior and after the procedure. Strategically, your cosmetic surgeon will then inject the precise and desired amount of filler underneath the skin. 


Clients should be able to see the results instantly after the filler injections are delivered, but treatment results depend on the product and areas treated. The great thing about derma fillers is that clients can  resume their daily routines and activities following their appointments, though your medical provider might advise you to skip a workout session for the next 24 hours. 


How long will the results last? 


The lasting of the effects of dermal fillers will depend on the product, the injected area, and the client. In addition, the denser the product and the deeper the injection has been supplied, the longer it will last—though this is not a definitive rule to injectables. To maintain the outcomes, our medical provider will repeat the procedure when necessary to simply adjust the amount to guarantee optimal results for a longer period of time.

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are designed to last temporarily, therefore they’re the ideal option for first-time filler clients. Typically, they last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Injections on the lip area are more likely to wear out faster than other parts of the face. Some hyaluronic acid fillers, such as VOLUMA, are designed to last longer, however they're limited to certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks. 


Juvederm and Restylane are also two types of derma fillers available for treating wrinkles. Both are composed of hyaluronic acid, which has great benefits for the skin. They are both considered noninvasive procedures, therefore surgery is not required for either. 


Despite the similarities of the two fillers, their differences can allow you to easily distinguish them. Both procedures have given people more confidence without the need of high costs, recovery time, or the risk of undergoing surgery. Read on to learn more about them as well as the procedure and expected results to help you decide which hyaluronic acid-based derma filler fits best for you!