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Dermal Fillers

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Dermal fillers can smooth wrinkles and add natural-looking volume to facial features without the downtime and recovery of traditional facial surgery! Not every person wants to undergo lengthy surgical procedures to reduce the signs of aging. Cosmetic injections have become one of the most popular aesthetic treatments due to their quickness and convenience. Astra Plastic Surgery offers a variety of dermal fillers in Atlanta to restore a youthful-looking facial profile.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Cosmetic injectables are one of the fastest growing categories in all of facial plastic surgery, and dermal fillers are among the most popular products in this field. In the past, if you wanted to get rid of facial wrinkles and sagging skin, facial surgery was the only solution.

Today, there are a variety of dermal fillers that can restore youthfulness to your face without invasive surgery or long recovery times. By definition, a dermal filler is a product that is injected or placed into the dermis. Our cosmetic patients are satisfied to have an immediate correction of wrinkles or scars as a result of cosmetic fillers. Injectables work under the skin to replace elasticity and plump up sagging skin.

What Are My Dermal Filler Options?

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The choice of dermal filler material is very important depending on the area that needs to be corrected. The results from most dermal fillers are temporary – commonly lasting from a few months to a year depending on the type of facial filler or injectable used.

A dermal filler entails a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface and the amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin imperfection or wrinkle. In most cases, additional treatment sessions are encouraged for optimal results. Astra Plastic Surgery provides Atlanta dermal filler patients numerous options, including:

BOTOX Cosmetic

When injected, BOTOX treats what are called “dynamic” wrinkles (muscles caused by repetitive movement) by blocking the impulses from specific nerves to specific muscles. Wrinkles form when nerve cells within the muscles release a chemical known as acetylcholine that triggers a muscle contraction. BOTOX disrupts the release of acetylcholine, thus paralyzing the muscle and preventing the wrinkle from forming.

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Juvéderm Voluma

Voluma is specially formulated to add fullness to the cheek area for a refreshed and youthful appearance. This hyaluronic acid-based filler uses the Juvéderm formula to add natural-looking volume to the midface. Voluma can sculpt fuller, rounder cheeks and improve hollowing without the need for surgery or extended downtime.

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Juvéderm Volbella

Volbella utilizes the effective Juvéderm formula consisting of hyaluronic acid to increase volume in the lips and improve their shape. Its smooth consistency allows for results that are stunningly natural-looking, while providing a versatile treatment that enables patients to achieve the personalized results they are looking for. As an added benefit, Juvéderm Volbella can soften the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, providing an additional boost of youthfulness to your profile.

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Juvéderm Vollure

Vollure also uses the Juvéderm formula consisting of hyaluronic acid to treat mild-to-moderate wrinkles and folds in the lower face. This injectable gel is best for treating nasolabial folds and marionette lines, which are wrinkles that commonly form around the mouth and nose. This treatment can help the skin retain moisture and provide youthful-looking volume to your appearance.

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Juvéderm Ultra

Thanks to Juvéderm Ultra, you can plump up and fill out your lips, adding fullness by correcting age-related volume loss. Juvéderm Ultra is an injectable gel that can address moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. This dermal filler is also for deep injection into the lips and perioral area, augmenting the appearance of your lips for a sense of fullness, proportion, balance, and plumpness lasting for up to a full year.

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Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC

Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC uses a smooth consistency gel containing hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, which helps to numb the skin upon injection and reduce any discomfort. During your Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC treatment, the Juvéderm injectable gel is placed under your skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC can treat marionette lines around your mouth and under your eyes, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around your lips, while also adding natural-looking fullness to the cheeks.

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Kybella is an innovative non-surgical solution to treat double chin. This series of injections can target unwanted fat cells around the chin and neck (known as submental fat). Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that assists with the breakdown and absorption of fat. Kybella can help achieve a slimmer, more youthful jawline and neckline.

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What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

The most popular dermal fillers today are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally-occurring substance in the body that provides volume and fullness to the skin. After the age of thirty, everyone starts to lose approximately 1% of HA from their body and women lose this hyaluronic acid 33% faster than men.

Because of this, the face starts to lose volume, accentuating the signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid fillers can restore volume to facial structures. HA dermal fillers are often an effective option because the body already produces the chemical naturally, so it lessens the chance of an allergic reaction, while also allowing for smoother, natural-looking results. Botox differs from dermal fillers in that it does not fill wrinkles, but instead reduces the muscular contractions that cause the wrinkles to form. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are today’s most popular injectables because their naturally-occurring substance is essential to restoring youthful-looking skin.


Am I a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

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Currently, several dermal fillers are available for use in the United States, in addition to subdermal fillers, or those that are placed underneath the dermis in the subcutis.

During your consultation for dermal fillers Atlanta plastic surgeons, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber will discuss your areas of concern and examine the condition of your skin. We will evaluate your aesthetic goals and customize a treatment plan to best address your specific cosmetic needs.

How Are Cosmetic Injections Administered?

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Dermal fillers are injected underneath the targeted imperfections to replace lost volume. When considering cosmetic injectables to improve the signs of aging, Botox is typically effective for the top half of your face, while dermal fillers can dramatically improve the bottom portion.

The main areas where dermal fillers are used are the areas that frame the teeth and mouth. Some types can also be used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips around the mouth, lip augmentation, and completing cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful, youthful-looking frame around the teeth. Dermal fillers can volumize creases and folds in the areas of your face that have lost fat and collagen, resulting in a fuller, more rejuvenated expression.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

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At Astra Plastic Surgery, the cost of dermal fillers in Atlanta is based on the combination of products that are recommended. We provide a complete cost after your consultation, and payment can be made by personal check, credit card, cash, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.

How Do I Get Started With Dermal Fillers in Atlanta?

Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber and their staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss dermal fillers and cosmetic injections in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at (678) 208-6008, our Cumming, GA office at (678) 400-0302, or request an appointment online today.

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