The most common neuromodulator, Botox, is well known among most patients in the U.S. With celebrities across the globe receiving regular injections, it is no wonder it is a popular treatment. However, did you know that Botox and dermal fillers are completely different treatment options? These two treatments work differently, as well as focus on different areas of the body. Read on to learn everything you need to know about injectable dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Injectable dermal fillers can be used to plump the lips, add volume to hollow areas of the face, and correct fine lines and wrinkles.
At Moraitis Plastic Surgery, we offer Juvederm, Voluma, and Volbella. Juvederm and Volbella are versatile dermal fillers, able to soften wrinkles and folds, as well as add volume to the lips. Made up of hyaluronic acid, most patients tolerate this filler very well. Voluma is also made up of hyaluronic acid, but works to add volume to hollow areas in the mid-face region. As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin. This can cause our face to lose structure and volume. Voluma can help you achieve a younger-looking you!
Before receiving a dermal filler treatment, patients must schedule a consultation with Dr. Moraitis or our skilled aesthetician to determine which treatment option is best for them. It is important to understand that dermal fillers cannot produce results as dramatic as surgery would. Most patients tolerate injectable dermal fillers very well, though we can apply a topical numbing cream to those who request it to ensure your comfort.
How long a dermal filler lasts is dependent on the type of filler, where the filler was injected, and the individual patient’s lifestyle.
If you are in the Tampa area and are interested in dermal fillers, contact us today to schedule a consultation.