Fillers might not make for permanent appearance changes, but modern options like Bellafill® can last for years while stimulating collagen production even after the gel dissolves. At Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Jonith Breadon, MD, and the team welcome you in for a personalized consultation to discuss your goals with fillers. To improve your facial symmetry or make up for lost volume in your lower face, call Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, or request an appointment online today.
Facial fillers, also called dermal fillers, offer a way to rejuvenate your appearance without undergoing surgery. You can make subtle to moderate alterations to your facial contours using these gel-like injectables.
During a dermal filler treatment, Dr. Breadon and the team strategically map out and mark the areas to inject the filler according to the goals you bring up at your consultation. They may offer you a topical numbing product, so you feel minimal discomfort, if any, throughout the process.
A common misconception is that dermal fillers make you look unusual, not like yourself, or frozen, but Dr. Breadon and the team make sure this isn’t the case for you. They make small injections to build-up to a desirable result that complements your natural features.
Fillers come in several variants, and many top filler brands are available at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery. Depending on what you’d like to do with the filler and other factors like possible allergies, the team might recommend fillers by:
Bellafill is a remarkably effective filler with results that last for up to five years, which is longer than other types. That is because the polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in collagen gel stimulate natural collagen production within your skin, so the results hold even after the product itself dissolves.
Restylane makes several different fillers that serve a wide range of purposes. They contain hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient, which is a lubricating substance that helps your skin hold moisture. Restylane lasts for 6-12 months before it dissolves naturally.
Radiesse is a filler product containing calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) in the form of small spheres suspended in a smooth gel. It works well for large and deep wrinkles, and the results last for around 12 months.
Sculptra’s main ingredient is a synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid, which is in dissolvable stitches. Even though the filler itself dissolves quickly, it stimulates some collagen production for results that last for two years or longer.
With fillers, you don’t have to surgically alter your features to give them more volume or definition. Dr. Breadon can help you decide what to do with the dermal filler you select. You can enjoy:
One unique specialty of Bellafill is that it can target and diminish small acne scars. In some cases, acne leaves indented scars that can give your face a bumpy or textured appearance. Dr. Breadon can use Bellafill to make your skin look smoother or more even in texture.
Call Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery right away for a filler consultation or book your appointment online.