What are Fillers?
Our office carries FDA-approved hyaluronic fillers that have an especially smooth consistency and are used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles as well as volume loss in various areas of the face. We carry five unique and long-lasting Juvéderm® fillers that have specific gel properties and consist of a wide variety of hyaluronic concentrations. Each one adds volume and is designed for different needs in specific areas of the face including lips, cheeks, chin, smile lines, and undereyes. At Alta Dermatology, your cosmetic provider can determine the right area of treatment and the proper type of Juvederm® filler to use for your skin care needs.
Where can filler be used?
Juvederm Voluma® XC is an injectable filler approved by the FDA to fill age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma® XC is specifically designed to be a firm, structural gel that can provide contour and a subtle lift for up to 2 years in the cheeks. This is an option for the patient that is look for a subtle alternative to a face lift, restoring a more youthful lifted appearance.
Juvederm® Voluma® XC can also be used to add volume to the chin and can last up to 1 year in this location.
Juvederm® Volbella® XC is the first FDA-approved filler to improve the appearance of infraorbital hollows by adding subtle volume, with results lasting up to 1 year. This can sometimes help with “dark circles’ under the eyes.
Around the mouth
Juvederm® Volbella® XC is also used for minimizing the appearance of perioral lines and lasts up to 1 year. This helps smooth lines around the mouth made more prominent but puckering the lips, formerly known as “smoker’s lines.”
Smile lines/Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds are the deep lines and wrinkles that extend from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Both Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm® Vollure® XC may be used in the nasolabial folds. The filler will last up to 1-1.5 years.
Corners of mouth / Marionette Lines
Like the nasolabial folds, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm® Vollure® XC may be used for marionette lines, which are the lines that extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin. The filler will last up to 1-1.5 years.
Cheek Smile Lines
Juvederm® Vollure® XC is also used to effectively treat accessory smile lines by adding volume to the wrinkles, resulting in a smoother appearance. Juvederm® Vollure® XC lasts up to 1.5 years when used to treat accessory smile lines.
Juvederm® Ultra XC, Juvederm® Volbella® XC, and Juvederm® Vollure® XC may all be used to add volume to the lips and last up to 1 to 1.5 years, depending on the filler. Your provider will let you know which filler they recommend for you at your visit. If you are looking for definition and not volume, your provider can discuss which filler is best for you.
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to reduce the amount of excess fat under the chin, also known as “double chin”. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.
Many patients who wish to minimize the appearance of unsightly, easy-to-notice spider veins look to sclerotherapy as a safe, effective treatment. Each sclerotherapy treatment consists of injecting a specially formulated fluid solution directly into the targeted veins, causing the veins to harden and gradually fade. At Alta Dermatology, we use Asclera® a very effective sodium tetradecyl sulfate injection.
- Results at 26 Weeks After Last Treatment
Uncomplicated Spider Veins Treatments* (≤ 1 mm)
After rejuvenating the face, neck, and chest, many patients find their hands need improvement as well. Here at Alta Dermatology, we are able to complete your rejuvenation experience with our hand rejuvenation procedures. Sclerotherapy is the process used to remove large, protruding veins, IPL laser treatment removes brown spots, and dermal fillers are used to restore volume and youthful fullness to the hands.