At Gulf Coast Medical Center Dermatology and Aesthetics, we make it possible for you to achieve a more youthful appearance by offering FDA-approved cosmetic filler treatments. Using an ultra-fine needle, small quantities of cosmetic fillers are injected beneath the skin’s surface to replace lost volume due to aging, sun damage, and other environmental changes. These dermal fillers are also used to enhance the lips, fill in depressed areas, and return the face to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from a natural, complex sugar found in all living cells. Injecting it into the layers of the skin adds volume to spaces between the collagen and elastin fibers that become damaged or lost during the aging process. Hyaluronic acid’s natural form is a liquid state. However, through the process of cross-linking, it has been formulated into a variety of gel products.
We offer consultations to determine the best filler for you to fight signs of aging. Gulf Coast Medical Center Dermatology and Aesthetics offers various fillers to clients based on the areas of the face being treated. During your consultation with your advanced trained provider, a customized skin plan is created to determine the best filler for your needs and how much should be used for optimum results.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM?
Juvéderm Ultra is a treatment used for fine lines and wrinkles of the face. It’s also effective for adding volume to facial tissue. Juvéderm Ultra can be used close to the surface of the skin. This lighter version of Juvéderm makes it is useful in areas with thinner skin, such as the lips.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS
Juvéderm Ultra Plus is used for medium to deep lines and wrinkles of the faces such as the nasolabial folds, cheeks, and marionette lines.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus is heavier than Juvéderm Ultra, which is why it’s usually reserved for deeper lines and plumping up flattened areas of the face.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC
Juvéderm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. It can optimally provide contour and a subtle lift for up to two years.
KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
Sculptra is a long-lasting, volume-enhancing product ideal for building up the cheeks and filling in sunken areas of the face. It increases skin thickness, diminishing the appearance of folds and lines. Sculptra enhances your own collagen to help replace lost volume and give your face a more youthful appearance. Sculptra is ideal for patients who have a thinning face from weight loss, aging, or other health concerns. Sculptra can last 3-5 years.
Restylane is used to improve moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. It is an excellent filler around the mouth, under the eyes, and for fine lines of the face. It will also add volume to facial tissue and can be used to enhance the lips.
Restylane Kysse adds fullness to the lips and helps smooth wrinkles around the upper lip. This treatment produces natural-looking results and can last up to a year. No more thin lips!