Dermal Fillers are popular products used to treat folds and creases on the face caused by loss of volume and hollowing in the skin due to the aging process, effects of gravity and repetitive facial muscle activity. They are also used to augment the size and shape of the lips (Lip Augmentation). This is in contrast to BOTOX Cosmetic® which directly treats the overactive muscles.
As we age, it’s like slowly deflating a balloon, leaving creases and folds, (such as the nasolabial folds) and skin with no where to go. In the past there were no effective treatments to reverse this process. Dermal fillers represent a non invasive way to address this issue of volume loss, filling the void under the skin and erasing creases. The results are a natural, more youthful look, with softer facial contours and a healthier appearance. We at Tidewater Skin Care offer several choices of fillers. Please schedule a consult to see which option is best suited for achieving your goals.
Radiesse is safe and effective, next generation dermal filler used for the correction of facial lines, wrinkles and folds, as well as facial contouring, It provides more longevity than any of the other leading dermal fillers on the market today. Radiesse is FDA approved for cosmetic use and is well known for immediate satisfaction and long term results of 12-15 months.
Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin during a minimally invasive procedure.
For the first three months after injection, Radiesse acts as a typical filler substance by ‘filling’ lines and wrinkles and plumping up the skin. Then due to its unique collagen-generating properties, Radiesse actually stimulates new tissue development for extended correction for up an additional year. Radiesse is respected for its durability, longevity, and versatility. To read more about Radiesse, click here.
Restylane is the most well known dermal filler in the United States, It is known for its safety, efficacy and longstanding results. Restylane is made out of hyaluronic acid which closely resembles the same substance that occurs naturally in the body. Restylane will immediately soften lines and wrinkles seen with aging (such as the nasolabial folds) and enhance natural features such as the lips or cheeks. Restylane is injected with a very fine needle during a comfortable procedure that requires no downtime. Because Restylane does not contain any animal-derived ingredients, no skin test is required. Restylane lasts 6-12 months. To read more about Restylane, click here.