Dermal injectable fillers are products used to correct the signs of ageing and wrinkles. As we age, our face loses the bony support in the upper parts of the face, causing the face to become flatter and sag. Dermal fillers correct this loss by adding volume to parts of the face. Dr. Cole Claiborne has extensive training in dermal fillers and has presented at multiple cosmetic conferences throughout the country. His ultimate goal is to make you look subtly enhanced, not overtly altered.
There are two basic types of dermal injectable fillers: Hyaluronic Acid Based and Non-Hyaluronic Acid Based. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body that helps to hold the skin taut and plump. The quantity of our own natural Hyaluronic Acid decreases as we age, resulting in lines and wrinkles. Products such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane and Belotero are all Hyaluronic acid-based injectable products used for non-surgical correction of moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles.
Non-Hyaluronic Acid based injectable fillers include Radiesse, Sculptra and Bellafill. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid based products, these products are non-dissolvable but do typically last at least twice as long, in some cases at least 2 years. In 2015, the FDA approved Radiesse for hand augmentation.
Before receiving any injectable fillers, Dr. Claiborne advises his patients to stop taking any non-essential blood thinners such as aspirin or NSAIDs to minimize bruising. Procedures typically take about 30 minutes and are performed in-office. Dr. Claiborne applies numbing cream prior to the procedure to enhance patient comfort during treatment.
Common areas of injectable fillers include the following:
– Smiles Lines
– Under Eyes
– Nasolabial folds between upper lip and nose