At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, our goal is to enhance your natural beauty by making subtle improvements in your features to help restore your youth and combat the aging process. For that reason, we offer several different dermal fillers. These cosmetic injectables can help address aging in the lower half of the face and help you look and feel more like yourself again.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that combat aging by restoring volume in the deeper layers of the skin. They can restore volume to hollow areas of the face, and lift, sculpt, and define the features. They can also enhance specific areas like the cheeks, chin profile, lips, and even the hands. These injectables are versatile because they can help address the different signs of aging in both men and women to help them look and feel like the best version of themselves.
Aging affects everyone differently, but dermal fillers provide a solution that can help address each patient’s unique needs. At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services, we offer the following dermal fillers:
- Nontraditional fillers
Juvederm is a popular collection of dermal fillers that can add volume to the lower half of the face to smooth lines, folds, and wrinkles. It can also enhance some of the features, like the cheeks, lips, and chin. Juvederm is a versatile collection because it literally can treat almost every area of the face. It can lift and contour the cheeks, reverse the aging process, and smooth facial wrinkles and folds. It can also add volume to the lips and perfect the chin profile.
The Different Formulations
There are several filler formulations in this collection designed to address volume loss and enhance the features. If you want to use Juvederm to target aging or enhance your features, there’s a filler in this collection that will most likely meet all of your needs.
If you’ve noticed that your cheeks look hollow or flat, Juvederm Voluma can help lift them and create definition. This same formulation can be injected into the chin profile to create more aesthetically pleasing facial proportions. When injected into the chin, results will last up to one year with optimal treatment. When injected into the cheeks, results will last up to two years.
Juvederm Vollure is a filler specifically designed to smooth facial lines and folds, including those stubborn smile lines that form around the mouth. If you have nasolabial folds, this filler can help smooth them. It can also help erase the lines that form around the nose and mouth, also known as parenthesis lines. Results can last up to 18 months.
Juvederm has been smoothing lines and folds for over 15 years to help patients feel better about their appearance. This filler helps address smile lines by injecting volume into the area around the mouth where lines and wrinkles form. Results can last up to one year.
Volbella is a filler that specializes in all things lips. Whether the aging process has caused your lips to thin or you have always wanted fuller lips, you can reach your goals with Volbella. It adds volume to the lips and can also smooth those lines that form around the mouth, also known as perioral lines. These lines can be quite aging, but Volbella can smooth them. You can enjoy your Volbella results for up to one year after treatment.
Ultra XC is a multitasking injectable that can augment the lips and smooth lines around the mouth, including moderate to severe smile lines and nasolabial folds. Results can last up to one year.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that helps restore volume to different areas of the face and enhance the lips. It’s an effective solution for those who want to achieve subtle yet long-lasting results. This filler is effective because it works with what you have. It interacts with the water molecules that exist below the surface of your skin to help you achieve beautiful yet natural-looking results.
What Does It Treat?
Restylane can help restore volume to the face, augment the lips, and create more aesthetically looking earlobes. It can also be injected into the backs of the hands to help minimize the appearance of the bony protrusions, veins, and tendons that often become more visible due to aging and volume loss.
How Long Does It Last?
Restylane delivers long-lasting results. When used to treat nasolabial folds, results will last up to 18 months. When injected into the cheeks, results will last up to 12 months. When used to treat facial wrinkles, restore volume to the backs of the hands, or enhance the lips, results will last approximately six months.
Bellafill qualifies as a collagen-stimulating injectable. It contains polymethyl methacrylate microspheres which help the body increase collagen production. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Bellafill works with your body’s natural collagen production abilities and helps it increase collagen production in the treatment area. The initial injection creates volume to deliver immediate results, but you’ll also get natural results as your body makes more collagen.
What Does It Treat?
Bellafill can help treat moderate to severe smile lines that form around the mouth. It can also improve the appearance of acne scars and is the only cosmetic injectable that is FDA-approved to do so. Acne scars can affect your confidence, especially when they’re somewhere as visible as your face. Injections into your scars will help your body create more collagen to plump the skin so that the scars fade and you achieve a more even skin texture.
How Long Will Results Last?
Bellafill delivers some of the longest-lasting results of any cosmetic injectable in the beauty world. Patients can experience results that last up to five years.
Traditional fillers are made of synthetic materials designed to stimulate collagen production or blend with the skin’s natural structure. Another way to add volume to the face is with non-traditional fillers. A fat transfer qualifies as a non-traditional filler because it uses your fat cells to treat volume loss, not a synthetic substance.
What Happens During a Fat Transfer?
During a fat transfer, we will remove fat cells from one of your problem areas. Some of the most common donor sites for a fat transfer include the back, abdomen, and inner and outer thighs. Once these fat cells are removed, they’ll be carefully examined to ensure none have been damaged during the retrieval process.
Then, they’ll be put into an injectable form and administered into different areas of the face to target volume loss and smooth wrinkles and facial folds. This treatment delivers permanent results that look subtle and natural.
Customizing Your Treatment
Everyone loves options, and that’s exactly what you will get when you come to our office to begin an anti-aging regimen with dermal fillers. Whether you want to use one or more fillers to target aging and enhance your features, we can customize the perfect plan that will help you achieve the best results.
The Liquid Facelift
We can address aging on every front with our specialized treatment, the Liquid Facelift. The Liquid Facelift is a non-surgical treatment that we will customize to help you achieve all of your anti-aging goals. This treatment is so popular because it provides patients with an alternative to surgery but still delivers incredible results. It helps address lines, wrinkles, and facial folds and does it all in one appointment without requiring you to take any time off of work.
We will combine different cosmetic injectables during this treatment to soften dynamic lines and wrinkles, restore volume beneath the skin’s surface, and correct skin laxity on the brow, the cheeks, and the neck.
Who Is a Candidate?
Dermal fillers help combat aging. Men and women alike can benefit from one of these fillers to help smooth lines and wrinkles and help them look more like their younger selves again. An initial consultation is the best way to determine whether dermal fillers are right for you and which formulations will help you reach your goals.
Dr. West and Dr. Burke will help you create a treatment plan after analyzing your facial structure and determining which filler or combination of fillers will help you achieve your ideal appearance.
Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin
Aging doesn’t have to be a miserable process. You can age gracefully, especially once you take the steps to erase the signs of aging that make you look and feel older than you are. Once you restore your confidence, you can focus on the things that matter in life, not your lines and wrinkles. Contact us today at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, to schedule your consultation.