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What Are Dermal Fillers?

If you’ve ever used collagen creams or supplements to address volume loss, you probably haven’t seen many results. There’s a reason for that. The only way to effectively manage volume loss is by restoring volume below the skin or increasing collagen production within the body. At Bayside Medspa in Newport News, VA, we can use dermal fillers to do what your products cannot: restore volume, erase wrinkles and smooth your skin.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables designed to target volume loss, enhance the features, and smooth away lines and wrinkles. They can lift, sculpt, define, and contour the face. As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps keep the skin youthful and retain moisture and volume long-term.

The aging process changes everything. When your body produces less hyaluronic acid, you will begin to see the effects of aging on your skin. Fillers address aging by adding volume back to the skin to help restore youth.

Our Fillers

At Bayside Medspa, we offer Radiesse Plus and Prollenium’s Revanesse Versa, two fillers that help combat the aging process and help our patients look and feel their best. Both of these fillers deliver some immediate results that keep getting better with time.

There are two types of fillers: those made of a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid that plump the skin and those that work to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Both provide an effective way to target aging and improve your appearance. Choosing the right one comes down to a matter of preference and need. An expert injector can help analyze your problem areas to help you decide which type of dermal filler will best meet your goals.

Radiesse Plus

Radiesse Plus is a collagen-stimulating filler that combats aging at its source. Collagen loss makes your skin age, but this filler helps stimulate the body’s collagen production to address aging and restore youth. This filler contains small microspheres of a calcium-based ingredient that’s suspended within a water-based gel. It is primarily used to treat nasolabial folds, but it can also be used to smooth other wrinkles on the lower half of the face.

Once injected below the skin, it delivers an immediate plumping effect that will continue to improve after your treatment. The calcium-based microspheres create a foundation in the skin that collagen can build on and stimulates the body to create more collagen in the treatment area.

Once the body metabolizes those calcium-based microspheres, the active ingredient may be gone, but you’ll have more natural collagen than you did pre-treatment, which helps your results last even longer.

What Areas Does It Treat?

Radiesse Plus helps restore volume to the lower face to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It can lift, define, sculpt, and improve facial features in just a quick and painless appointment.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Patients can enjoy their Radiesse Plus results for one to two years. The benefit of a collagen-stimulating injectable is that it fulfills your need for instant gratification by producing some immediate effects, but it also helps you achieve natural results long-term. Once you notice that your problem areas need some maintenance, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to target aging and maintain your youthful glow.

Is the Injection Process Painful?

One of the reasons patients love this particular dermal filler is that it contains lidocaine. Lidocaine is a mild numbing agent. The creators of Radiesse Plus added lidocaine to the formula with the patient’s comfort in mind. Lidocaine will help you maintain optimal comfort during and after your injection appointment. The syringe is also fitted with a very thin needle, which also helps make the process quick and virtually painless.

We can also apply a topical numbing solution to your skin before your treatment upon request to ensure that you don’t feel a thing. Knowing that this injectable process is virtually painless can help you feel more confident walking into your first treatment.

Revanesse Versa

Prollenium Versa is a reputable cosmetic company that created Revanesse, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler designed to help target the signs of aging. Unlike Radiesse Plus, which contains an active ingredient designed to force the body to create more collagen, Revanesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body, and it performs many functions; one of them is to keep the skin hydrated and youthful.

This injectable contains a synthetic version of this naturally occurring substance. When it’s injected beneath the skin’s surface, the body doesn’t reject it; instead, the filler blends seamlessly with the skin’s infrastructure. This synthetic version of hyaluronic acid closely matches the body’s natural version, which is what helps it deliver such subtle yet natural-looking results.

What Sets Revanesse Apart?

There are so many different hyaluronic acid-based fillers on the beauty market, so why Revanesse? Revanesse is different from other fillers because it undergoes a very specific manufacturing process. The particles in this filler are not only shaped into the perfect spheres, but they’re all uniform.

Other cosmetic injectables contain particles in their formulations that are of different sizes and shapes. The uniform particles in Revanesse, however, allow it to deliver smooth and natural-looking results.

What Areas Does It Treat?

Revanesse treats volume loss in the lower half of the face. It can help smooth marionette lines, smile lines, moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and even improve tear troughs. An initial consultation with an experienced injector at our office will help determine if Revanesse can help treat your specific problem areas.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Once injected with Revanesse, you can expect your results to last anywhere from six to twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Dermal Fillers Be Combined With Other Injectables?

Dermal fillers can easily be combined with other cosmetic injectables to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Many patients combine fillers and Botox to target both the upper and lower half of their faces.

During your initial consultation, be sure to mention all of your areas of concern to your injector so that we can include each area in your customized treatment plan. In some cases, we can perform multiple treatments during one appointment, which will help you save time and experience your desired results even faster.

Is There Any Downtime?

One of the benefits of fillers is that you won’t have to plan around downtime after your appointment. You can go about your day and resume your normal activities without any interruption to your schedule. You will be instructed to take steps to help care for your skin, specifically in the treatment areas.

You need to avoid touching your face after your injections and stay out of the sun. If you are exposed to the sun, ensure you’re wearing protection like high-quality sunscreen and a hat. You should also avoid anything that increases your body temperature. Avoid hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or even laying out in the sun.

Who Is a Candidate?

The best candidates for dermal fillers are those who have begun to see the signs of aging on their faces and can’t improve their appearance with wrinkle creams or facials. If you have moderate to severe facial folds, wrinkles, lines, or hollow areas in the lower half of your face, you are most likely a candidate who can benefit from one of these fillers.

Which Filler Is Right for Me?

Both hyaluronic acid-based fillers and collagen-stimulating fillers provide patients with a solution to aging. However, one is not better than the other. Both are effective, both deliver results, and both help men and women increase their confidence in their appearances. Scheduling an initial consultation with one of our skincare experts is the best way to determine which of these fillers is right for you.

During this consultation, we will analyze your wrinkles and listen to your concerns. We will also review your health history to ensure you aren’t allergic to any ingredients in either one of these fillers. Then, we will create your treatment plan and move forward with the process once we determine which of these fillers is right for you.

Learn More

If you want to learn more about these dermal fillers and how they can help you combat aging and turn back the clock, we can help. Contact us today at Bayside Medspa in Newport News, VA to schedule your initial consultation.


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