Many skin concerns that develop over time share a common solution: dermal fillers. As you age, your skin begins to thin and lose elasticity. This change causes lines around your nose and mouth and hollows out your cheeks. Dermal fillers replace lost volume, smoothing wrinkles, plumping lips, and restoring youthful-looking skin.
At Meridian Medical Spa, we offer a variety of filler treatments, given by skilled practitioners who ensure your skin looks and feels its best. Conveniently located in Bonita Springs, Florida, Meridian Medical Spa offers easy access to aesthetic services for the Naples, Ft. Myers, Estero, Sanibel, Cape Coral, and Marco Island areas.
Choosing the best fillers for your skin concerns depends on many factors, including the targeted treatment areas and your skin rejuvenation goals. Consulting with an expert allows you to choose the best options for your needs.
How Does Aging Affect the Skin?
Unfortunately, many of the signs of aging appear right on your face, through your skin. Over time, the outer layers of the skin become thinner as your body’s production of collagen and elastin decreases.
Since collagen is a building block of skin cells, it’s the key to skin’s plump, youthful look. Elastin gives skin flexibility and elasticity.
As collagen and elastin production decrease, your skin loses moisture, becomes more fragile, and struggles to regain its smooth appearance after making facial expressions. Wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity appear. Genetic and lifestyle factors like smoking or sun exposure may worsen your skin’s appearance.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers contain either synthetic or naturally occurring gel-like substances that a member of the expert team at Meridian Medical Spa injects into lines, folds, or facial tissues to restore fullness to the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Easily one of the most popular treatments in medical aesthetics, fillers offer an easy solution to ongoing skin concerns that come with age. Filler treatments don’t require any downtime and provide immediate results.
How Do Fillers Work?
When injected into the targeted areas of the face, filler plumps the skin from the inside out. Filler treatments take the place of lost fat and protein to fill out wrinkles, provide volume to areas that have lost fullness, and smooth fine lines.
Modern fillers treat static lines, which are visible even when the face is at rest. In contrast, neuromodulators, like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin stop movement in the facial muscles, treating the dynamic lines that form during facial expressions.
Filler Treatment Options
By filling in wrinkles and adding volume strategically, fillers can restore your youthfulness subtly, allowing you to highlight your natural beauty without any drastic changes.
We offer filler treatments that can be used in various parts of your face to rejuvenate your skin. Common treatment areas include:
Lip treatments are still one of the most popular uses of fillers. Our skilled providers offer subtle lip fillers that enhance your lips’ natural shape. Lip fillers smooth lines, add symmetry to lips, and restore lost volume.
When cheeks lose volume with age, your face’s healthy, youthful shape begins to become hollow and lines become more pronounced.
Since the cheekbones serve as the focal point of the facial bone structure, applying injectable fillers can plump the cheekbones and restore your face’s overall balance and architecture.
When forehead lines remain even when the face is resting, dermal fillers offer a correction. In addition, dermal fillers can provide better symmetry, remedy slopes or protrusions in the forehead, or fill in any hollowing at the temples.
Chin and Nose
Patients who are hoping to reshape their chin, jawline, or nose without surgery can achieve subtle adjustments through dermal fillers. Fillers also improve the appearance of a sagging neck or side profile without the need for surgery.
Marionette lines form around the mouth, deepening over time. When our expert practitioners add dermal fillers to these lines, the face regains balance and youthfulness.
Even small scars can adversely affect the texture of your face. Dermal fillers lessen the appearance of scars by restoring skin’s smoothness and evening out texture.
Which Fillers Are Right for Me?
Fillers vary based on how long they are designed to remain in the skin’s tissue and their active ingredients. At Meridian Medical Spa, we primarily use hyaluronic acid fillers.
Hyaluronic acid attracts and holds water, hydrates skin, fills in lines, and provides volume. Fillers made with hyaluronic acid generally last between 6 and 18 months.
Our most popular fillers are Restylane and Juvéderm Voluma XC.
The Restylane line of injectable fillers uses hyaluronic acid to restore the skin’s hydration, fullness, and elasticity. Restylane products include Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.
Each Restalyne product contains a distinct formula to target a specific area or purpose. For example, Restylane Silk’s gel is smaller and smoother than other Restylane fillers because it’s made to smooth fine lines around the mouth, which require increased precision.
Restylane’s filler line smooths facial wrinkles, enhances lips, smooths fine lines, and even adds volume to the backs of hands. Depending on the treatment area and the type of Restylane product, results typically last six months to a year.
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC uses a modified hyaluronic acid to lift the skin and restore age-related volume loss.
Voluma XC serves a different purpose than most fillers, as it’s formulated to lift the mid-face and cheeks. Using a new technology called Vycross, Voluma XC’s gel is sculptable, producing lift and fill that’s natural-looking and immediate. In addition, Voluma XC results last up to two years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers effectively restore youthfulness, minimize the appearance of scarring, and subtly contour the face. Most patients are good candidates for dermal fillers. However, the happiest patients work with a skilled medical team, like the one at Meridian Medical Spa.
Meridian Medical Spa offers the highest quality products and services to restore your confidence and youthfulness. Patients in Bonita Springs, Florida, and the surrounding areas can learn more about dermal fillers by booking an appointment with Meridian Medical Spa. Reach out to us today.