Dermal Fillers FAQs
What is a filler?
As we get older, we lose some of the subcutaneous fat layers between our muscles and the surface of our skin. The muscle is closer to the surface and puts more wear and tear on the skin. This causes wrinkles in areas of frequent facial movements, such as smile lines and crow’s feet.
Dr. Roberts injects fillers into your skin to replace the lost fat layers, adding volume and smoothing out wrinkles or folds. She also uses fillers to plump up thin lips or augment sunken cheeks and the hollows under your eyes.
What is the most common type of dermal filler?
Popular dermal fillers are formulated from hyaluronic acid, a substance already found in your body. Dr. Roberts injects this in the form of a gel that swells to plump out wrinkles. Your body reabsorbs the hyaluronic acid over time. Multiple hyaluronic fillers have been developed for the differing needs in areas of your face.
Which fillers does Dr. Roberts offer?
Dr. Roberts offers the #1 selling Juvéderm® family of hyaluronic fillers, which includes:
Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC for your cheeks and chin
Juvéderm® Vollure™ XC for nasolabial (or parentheses) lines around your mouth
Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC for your lips
The Restylane® collection also includes hyaluronic fillers targeted at cheeks, lips, and mouth. Additionally, she offers Belotero Balance® for a lighter plumping effect.
Other dermal fillers offered by Dr. Roberts include RADIESSE® and Revanesse® Versa+™.
Radiesse is made from tiny calcium-based particles suspended in a gel. As your body already contains and processes calcium, these particles will be absorbed back into your blood and eliminated over time.
Revanesse® Versa+™ is a unique multi-purpose dermal filler which has application in all facial areas needing volumization.
Why is it important to consult with a professional about dermal fillers?
Though dermal fillers seem simple, they are still medical procedures and require a properly qualified and trained clinical professional. Before treating you, Dr. Roberts conducts a full physical examination, evaluates your medical history, and tests for allergies if necessary. She advises on the use of dermal fillers alongside other anti-aging treatments and on how they work as part of an overall skincare regime.
Call or book online for your consultation at SoCo Facial Esthetics today.
*Individual results may vary.