Wrinkles are a natural result of repetitive muscle movements, as well as loss of subcutaneous fat and facial muscle as we age. When we lose this fat and muscle, the facial muscles are closer to the skin so wrinkles become more apparent. Plus our facial skin stretches out as we age. Lotions and other skincare products can only do so much for these problems.
That’s where dermal fillers come in. Dermal fillers (like Juvederm) are smooth injectable gels made from naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an incredible compound that helps rebuild our collagen and elastin – the building blocks of our skin. This leads to better skin structure, plumpness, and a more hydrated appearance.
Dermal fillers (also called wrinkle fillers) not only reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but also add volume to deficient areas and restore your face to a more natural, youthful look. They are also excellent at adding volume to lips, and can even improve the appearance of scars.
There are many benefits to dermal fillers, including:
Fillers are quite different from cosmetics like Botox and Xeomin. Botox is mainly used on wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements (like frowning or smiling). Whereas fillers are extremely effective for wrinkles caused by loss of subcutaneous fat & muscle, sun damage, and gravity. Botox is also more effective for the upper half of the face, while fillers are more effective for the lower half.
In just one short appointment, you will immediately see the esthetic results which last up to six months. The procedure is done by injection with little downtime. Our dermal fillers also contain a mild anesthetic to numb the injection site, and keep you comfortable.
Note: Our dermal filler practice is limited to the lips, lines from lip to nose, and lines from lips to chin.
Our esthetic philosophy is focused on enhancing your natural beauty in a way that improves physiologic function and health. Dr. Sutherland is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.