Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin and are most commonly used to treat smile lines. These are compounds used to hydrate, plump, and moisturize the skin. Even more so, they can plump up cheeks, lips, minimize scars, provide a butt lift and serve as hand treatments.
We, at Vitality Medical Center, use hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers to provide natural results for more healthier and youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid is a popular choice among injectable fillers due to its versatility, effectiveness, and few associated side effects.
This is a natural compound found in our skin and connective tissue that helps to retain moisture. These fillers can last between 6 to 24 months.
This HA filler has a smoother texture which makes it better at addressing finer lines and wrinkles in tight facial areas.
This HA filler has a cohesive nature that allows it to stay in place which makes it ideal for adding volume in specific sunken facial areas. It is also moldable, which allows the injector to better create shapes and contours.
The RHA® Collection are the only HA fillers intentionally designed for dynamic wrinkles and folds. It’s made to mimic the natural hyaluronic acid that’s found in your skin and adapt to the dynamic demands of your face. Each filler in the collection is made to serve distinctive patient anatomies and aesthetic needs.
RHA undergoes a different, gentler manufacturing process than other hyaluronic acid in fillers (like Juvéderm® and Restylane®), creating a long-chain formula that resembles the natural HA found in your body. This resilience helps it better adapt to your facial movements and last longer (up to 15 months) once injected.
Prior to the treatment, the area will be cleaned and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to minimize discomfort during and after your treatment.
Our provider will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin. Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after.
How long the effects of dermal fillers will last depends on the product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last.
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months.
Since the hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm, Restylane and RHA fillers are naturally occurring there is little to no risk of allergic reactions among patients.
Most side effects are mild and resolve without treatment, and include the following: discomfort, redness, swelling and bruising due to minor tissue trauma, mild itching and/or rash.
The team at Vitality Medical Center work to make your skincare dreams come true! Our dermal fillers are administered by trained and skilled healthcare professionals who will work with you to meet your individual needs.
If you live or work in Tustin, or nearby areas of Orange County including Irvine or Santa Ana, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about our filler services and great deals that we can provide for you.