Integrated Dermatology of Yuma
Dermatologists located in Yuma, AZ
Cosmetic fillers help fill wrinkles and scars, and add volume, to help women and men look younger and feel more confident. Dr. Ronald M. Harris uses only top-quality fillers and state-of-the-art techniques so patients in Yuma, Arizona can get the results they're looking for. Visit him at Integrated Dermatology of Yuma today for an appointment or consultation.
Fillers Q & A
What are cosmetic fillers?
Cosmetic fillers are injectable gels that help correct wrinkles, lines, and creases on the face or add volume that has been lost to the natural aging process. They can also be used to fill in scars. Fillers use different materials, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid — a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and helps retain moisture. Different fillers provide varying levels of firmness. Dr. Harris helps you decide which filler is a good choice for your objectives.
What are the cosmetic applications of fillers?
Cosmetic fillers are often used to fill in deep facial lines, like the ones around your mouth (marionette lines and nasolabial folds), wrinkling or creasing in the chin, or along the sides of the lower face (the “pre-jowl” area). They can also be used to fill in finer lines around the mouth and to add volume to the cheeks, lips, or under eye area. Some fillers can even be used on the backs of the hands to help hands look more youthful.
What is the filler procedure like?
During your consultation, Dr. Harris discusses your goals and expectations. Based on your objectives and an evaluation of the treatment area, Dr. Harris recommends a filler. During the procedure itself, he cleans the injection sites and applies a topical anesthetic. The number of injections sites depends on the size of the area being treated. Most procedures take no more than 20-30 minutes. You can resume your regular routine right after treatment.
What types of fillers are there?
Integrated Dermatology of Yuma offers a wide array of fillers to help every patient get the results she or he desires. Some of the fillers offered include:
Juvederm Voluma injectable gel is the latest hyaluronic acid filler for deep injection in common areas such as the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. Its versatility also makes it suitable for adding definition to the jaw line. Precise injections restore balance to the face by subtly adding volume to areas where this is lacking due to the effects of aging or extreme weight loss — redefining the triangle of beauty.
Juvederm injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin. With just 1 treatment, you’ll get natural-looking results that last up to a year. This hyaluronic acid infused with lidocaine naturally occurs in all mammals and helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin; as Juvederm, it’s formulated to improve comfort during treatment. Get the results you expect with the improved comfort you want.
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to instantly, visibly reduce moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, add volume, and add fullness in just 1 treatment. Eventually, Restylane breaks down naturally through the body’s absorption.
Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin. The average size of the particles and injection depth are what separate Perlane from other fillers, making it a good choice for more severe facial wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin. The three-dimensional Perlane gel particles are hydrophilic molecules, attracting and binding to water molecules as they degrade, and helping to maintain volume augmentation for about 6 months.
Belotero Balance is a prescription hyaluronic acid injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds.Over time, skin begins to lose naturally occurring components such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which leaves the skin more prone to develop etched-in lines and wrinkles. While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, Belotero specifically treats moderate-to-severe fine lines and wrinkles such as the vertical lip lines above and around the lips.
Radiesse is a dermal filler made of tiny, calcium-based microspheres suspended in water-based gel that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen. Once injected, Radiesse plumps the skin to give the appearance of a smoother face. Radiesse works to stimulate the body to produce collagen naturally, ultimately leading to longer-lasting results.
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We accept most major insurance providers. Please call the office if you have any questions regarding insurance.