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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Currently one of the more preferred treatments in the medical aesthetics field for several areas of your body, dermal fillers help eliminate wrinkles and unwanted lines caused by aging. A dermal filler is a non-surgical injectable that plumps out areas on the face that has lost volume. This is an effective method since it uses the skin’s natural renewal mechanisms to restore collagen and other essential chemicals to the skin. Bayside Medspa in Norfolk, VA offers dermal fillers to all skin types and skin tones. 

Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?

There are a few types of injectables to choose from when it comes to dermal fillers. Each one holds a different purpose and can benefit your skin differently. The choice of dermal filler will be determined by the results you wish to achieve. Speaking to us can help you make the right choice. Here are some types of injectables and the benefits of dermal fillers: 

Hyaluronic Acid Filler 

As you age, your body slows down the production of hyaluronic acid. This filler gives your skin volume and keeps it hydrated. Restylane and Juvéderm are common brands of dermal fillers on the market. 

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Filler

This filler consists of a substance found in your bones and is used for deeper wrinkles. An example of this filler is Radiesse. 

Polylactic Acid Filler 

This substance helps create collagen in your body and is normally used to treat deep wrinkles in the facial area. Polylactic acid is the main ingredient in Sculptra, a popular dermal filler.

Polymethylmethacrylate Filler 

This dermal is semi-permanent and can be used to treat deep wrinkles and fill pitted scars. A type of Polymethylmethacrylate Filler is Bellafill. 

Consult with a healthcare professional to find the right dermal filler for you and eliminate your unwanted wrinkles. 

Areas That Dermal Fillers Can Treat

Dermal fillers are for the treatment of both the upper and lower areas of the face. It is effective in treating mild to moderate wrinkles and hollow areas on your face and hands. This revolutionary treatment provides immediate results and requires little recovery time. These are the areas that can be treated: 


Lip filler treatments can be customized to easily achieve an enhanced look and natural shape. This gives you even texture in the lips by filling lines and creating symmetry in the skin. Plumping your lips can be achieved while still keeping a natural appearance. 


Your cheeks tend to experience a loss of volume with age, particularly for people that do high-impact exercise. Without getting the ‘face freezing’ effects that are associated with other fillers, dermal fillers can give you a more youthful appearance, and an overall energized look and restore volume to the cheeks. 


Unlike other injectables, dermal fillers don’t temporarily paralyze muscles to eliminate muscle movements that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers instead, fill the lines with hyaluronic acid, a chemical that naturally occurs in the skin. 

Chin, Nose, and Jawline 

Often used to reshape the nose, chin, and jawline, this non-surgical procedure can be effective in reducing the appearance of a sagging neck caused by the aging process and improving your side profile. 


The lines which appear below each corner of the mouth are described as marionette lines. The lines that appear from the sides of the nose to the corner of the mouth are described as nasolabial folds. Both of these lines can be corrected with a dermal filler to create a softer, more youthful appearance while maintaining a natural look. 


Scars can create uneven texture or even indents in the skin. Dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of scars caused by acne, and smooth out your skin in a subtle and non-invasive way. 

Who Can Benefit from Dermal Filler Treatments?

Be sure to mention any chronic illnesses you have and the medication you are taking during your first consultation so we can use the best type of dermal filler to give you the results you want. 

How Long Do the Results Last? 

These injectables provide more effective results than most other treatments as they work beneath the skin to restore collagen and elasticity. Unlike topical products that usually are required to be applied daily, one dermal filler session can give you last-lasting smoothness and volume restoration. The duration of the results highly depends on the type of treatment given. However, dermal fillers usually last between 6 months and a year. This treatment has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use. 

Effective Aftercare 

No downtime is needed for dermal fillers. This treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical. In most cases, patients can get back to normal day-to-day activities except avoiding strenuous exercise which can be resumed in a day or so. Be sure to follow our recommended aftercare guidelines to achieve the best results. 

A Dermal Filler for You 

A dermal filler is a great way to treat wrinkles, unwanted lines, and even scars. There are many types of dermal fillers that give your skin a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can stimulate the production of collagen and restore elasticity in your skin. We can help you find the right one for your skin type and skin rejuvenation goal. We will answer any questions you have about the treatment and ensure that you are comfortable with the procedure. Contact Bayside Medspa in Norfolk, VA and schedule your initial consultation to discuss your dermal filler treatment. We also serve Hampton and Norfolk areas. 


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