For RADIESSE®, Restylane®, and JUVEDERM® in Charlotte, NC, visit Evolve Medical Associates. They offer many dermal fillers that can help keep you looking youthful.
Dermal Fillers in Charlotte, NC
Would you like to restore youth and volume to your skin instantly? It's time to visit Evolve Medical Associates for dermal fillers such as RADIESSE®, Restylane®, and JUVÉDERM® in Charlotte, NC. Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles, and scars. Unlike face lifts that stretch the skin, fillers add volume for a more natural youthful appearance. Fillers can also increase the fullness of the lips and lessen the downward slant of the corners of lips. The most common areas treated are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.
With time, exposure to the sun and other harmful elements, skin components break down. The skin loses structure and volume, causing unwelcome lines, folds and wrinkles appear. Dermal fillers can help to decrease wrinkles and folds, make scars less prominent, and add volume to the lips.
Classes of Dermal Fillers
There are two main classes of dermal fillers: permanent and temporary. The main permanent dermal filler in use today is silicone. The fillers used at Evolve Medical Associates are temporary and include either hyaluronic gel (Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, Perlane®) or calcium hydroxyapatite (RADIESSE®).
- Hyaluronic acid gel is a protective lubricating gel, produced naturally by the body, that binds with water to plump the skin.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral that is a major component of bone. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a well-matched (biocompatible) material that dissolves in the body (biodegradable) and is implanted in the form of a gel.
At Evolve Medical Associates, we perform a detailed examination to determine the best filler to achieve your desired cosmetic effect. We may even recommend combining your dermal filler treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for more impressive results.
Restylane® is one of our most popular dermal fillers. It is a cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Restylane® encourages the body’s own moisture to restore volume to the injection area. Clinical studies have shown the average Restylane® treatment results can last six months or longer.
Perlane® is the newest cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Perlane® is primarily the same product as Restylane®, but Perlane® filler contains a larger concentration of hyaluronic acid. Our patients report great satisfaction with both Perlane® and Restylane® in our Charlotte, NC med spa. Because Perlane® has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, it is usually used for larger folds, while Restylane® is better suited for smaller wrinkles or to maintain the results of a previous Perlane® injection.
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a “next-generation,” FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Another version of JUVÉDERM, called JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, was designed specifically for replacing lost volume in the cheeks. JUVÉDERM and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC may be administered on their own or together for a more complete improvement.
RADIESSE® is a safe, next-generation cosmetic dermal filler that lasts longer than most of the other temporary dermal fillers we use. RADIESSE® is setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a natural, youthful look in an easy, convenient treatment. Numerous medical studies have shown that RADIESSE® is a safe, longer lasting treatment to fill and correct smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The results of a RADIESSE® treatment are immediate and typically last a year or more.
Introducing BELOTERO BALANCE® dermal filler - a dermal filler as unique as you are. BELOTERO BALANCE® is specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. One of the newest dermal fillers we offer, BELOTERO BALANCE® is exciting because it adapts within your skin for soft, even and natural correction. Its versatility makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such a nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).
Dermal Filler FAQs
What are the possible side effects of dermal fillers?
Each is unique and has its own risk profile. In general, however, risks include allergic reactions, infections, pain, and scar formation. Unacceptable results, while not a direct risk of the filler per se, can be a result from treatment by an inexperienced injector. You should talk to your physician to decide if fillers are right for you. Fillers can be expensive and you may require repeat treatments.
What are the treatments like?
The treatment is performed by injecting Restylane/JUVÉDERM® under your skin and, since no pre-test is needed, your procedure can usually be done in less than one hour. When having dermal filler treatments, many of our patients choose the added comfort of an anesthetic cream or block which make the treatment relatively painless.
How long do treatments last?
Temporary fillers are absorbed by the body over time, usually in 4 to 12 months and require repeated treatments to maintain the improvements. Depending on the area treated, most folds and wrinkles require one treatment and the repeat maintenance treatment after approximately 6 months or even longer. By experience, these products last almost twice as long as regular collagen injections. The great thing about temporary dermal fillers is that you can replenish your natural beauty whenever you feel the need. Unlike permanent implants, fillers such as Restylane and JUVÉDERM always leave you a choice when the effect of the treatment has worn off so a touch-up can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment.
How will I look after my treatment?
Following your injections, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Discomfort is minimal although the area treated might have a little swelling for a few hours. There may also be some slight bruising which can be covered with make-up. Depending on the area treated, correction can last up to six months or longer. If the lips are treated, initial swelling and tenderness may occur within the first several days but subsides after two or three days.
Are Restylane and JUVÉDERM safe?
Yes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. The synthetic, biodegradable hyaluronic acid known as Restylane has been used in Europe and Canada for many years and is now approved for use in the United States. Your doctor will tailor your Restylane treatments according to the depth of the wrinkles and desired lip enhancement.
To restore youth and volume to your face with dermal fillers, please contact us at Evolve Medical Associates to make an appointment today.