Injectable Fillers Virginia Beach
The popularity and demand for injectable fillers such as Juvederm™ and Restylane® have grown rapidly in recent years because these fillers offer a non-surgical alternative for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Studies have shown that injectable dermal fillers generally have effects lasting 12 to 24 months, and frequently longer.
What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
Injectable fillers are smooth consistency gels used to correct the appearance of facial lines and folds. They are made from hyaluronic acid gel, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is a key structural component of the skin and tissues that binds water to cells. It may be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer, creating volume and shape, and acting as a lubricant and shock absorber. Hyaluronic acid concentrations throughout the human body decline with age, causing a loss of volume and the formation of wrinkles and folds.
Injectable fillers are commonly used to diminish the nasolabial folds (smile lines) and lines at the corner of the mouth (marionette lines). They can also contour and plump the lips and soften deep lines around the lips.
How long the effect of injectable fillers lasts varies among individuals, and depends on many factors, such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle and age, as well as the degree of perfection demanded by the individual. Studies show that the results of injectable fillers used in the nasolabial folds are visible for up to two years in more than 70 percent of patients. Most people choose to have a touch-up done within two years of the original treatment.
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Procedure and Recovery
You will receive a topical local anesthetic cream prior to your filler injections. The injectable fillers are formulated with the local anesthetic lidocaine to further improve comfort during treatment. The filler is injected beneath the skin surface to lift the soft tissue and improve skin wrinkles and folds. Bruising and swelling are usually minimal after treatment and are easily disguised with sunscreen and make-up. You will instantly see results in the treated areas.
Our experienced team of injectors, comprised of Ben Hugo, M.D. and JoAnne Lopes, M.D., will help you select the injectable fillers that are best suited to meet your individual needs.
Juvederm Voluma™ XC
Volume loss in the face is a major reason we lose that youthful profile over the years. A natural process of atrophy and redistribution of collagen and fat occurs with age, resulting in gradual facial sagging and a change of contour.
Two injectables are widely used to correct age-related volume loss and provide facial volume: Sculptra® Aesthetic (a collagen stimulator with results lasting four to five years) and Juvederm Voluma™ XC (a filler made from hyaluronic acid gel with results lasting up to two years).
Is Juvederm Voluma™ XC Right For Me?
Dr. Hugo recommends Juvederm Voluma™ XC when a limited correction of the upper cheek and mid-face is required. It is also appropriate if an “instant” lift is desired.
Dr. Hugo recommends Sculptra® Aesthetic when a patient needs more generalized facial correction, with a lift of the entire cheek, jawline and brow. Sculptra® Aesthetic can also improve the appearance of under eye circles, bags and hollows.
What is Juvederm Voluma™ XC?
Juvederm Voluma™ XC is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid gel, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid binds water to cells as an important structural component of the skin. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in the body, serving as an internal moisturizer to create volume and shape. As people age, hyaluronic acid concentrations decline throughout their bodies, which causes a loss of volume and the formation of wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm Voluma™ XC is uniquely formulated with extensive cross-linking, which provides excellent lifting capacity, making it a good choice for restoring volume in the upper cheeks and mid-face. This special cross-linking provides for a very smooth consistency for a natural look, and it also helps to avoid degradation, which allows Juvederm Voluma™ XC to last up to two years, or longer.
Procedure and Recovery
Before a Juvederm Voluma™ XC injection, you will receive a topical local anesthetic cream. Also, Juvederm Voluma™ XC is formulated with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that will further improve comfort during treatment. The filler is injected deep beneath the skin’s surface to lift the soft tissue and improve wrinkles, lines and folds. Our nurse injectors. Post-treatment bruising and swelling tend to be minimal and can easily be covered with sunscreen and make-up.