The 2020 Guide for Dermal Fillers is here! If you’re not familiar with what dermal fillers can do, now is the perfect time to learn more. If you want to improve the volume and texture of your face, these injectable cosmetic treatments available at Garza Plastic Surgery in Belle Meade are the perfect place to start.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Aging is a natural part of life, and it causes many changes to the human body from head to toe. When it comes to the effects of aging on the face, most people typically see a change in the volume and texture of their skin. This is due to the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin under our skin. As a result, wrinkles start to appear, and the skin can begin to droop.
Dermal fillers are gel-based treatments that can be harmlessly injected into problem areas and smooth out wrinkles. With so many options that can help you restore or even augment your youthful appearance, how do you know which treatment is best?
Learn more about our available injectable treatments at our office in Belle Meade.
Injectables In Belle Meade
Juvederm Volbella XC
This injectable treatment provides some light lip augmentation and wrinkle reduction. Specifically, this product is used to reduce smoker’s lines or lipstick lines for adults over the age of 21. Medically, these lines are referred to as perioral lines, which are fine wrinkles that occur around the mouth.
Results may vary depending on the quality of treatment and your skin’s properties. However, results from Volbella XC last up to 1 year.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Because the lack of hyaluronic acid (HA) causes facial wrinkles and folds to deepen, Juvederm Vollure XC restores your body’s HA levels. Also known as hyaluronan, this substance is actually a sugar that your body uses to maintain water levels. It keeps your joints and skin hydrated and lubricated. It also prevents your eyes from drying out.
When injected into wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, the HA in Vollure XC pulls moisture to those areas in order to fill and smooth the skin. The gel substance of Vollure XC ensures that the HA stays in the treatment area to provide optimal results.
Patients usually see results immediately and report a noticeable difference for up to 18 months.
Just like Juvéderm Vollure XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC, Voluma XC uses HA to improve the condition of your skin. Voluma XC specifically is used to lift and volumize midfacial skin. Patients report smoother natural-looking facial contours that last for up to 2 years.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
For a solution tailored specifically to improving the fullness around your lips, talk to your doctor about Juvéderm Ultra XC. This gel solution uses HA formulated with a small dose of local anesthetic for your comfort. The HA pulls moisture to the lips for a slight plumping effect.
Results from this injectable filler last for up to 1 year, making it one of the best lip injections Nashville, TN clinics have to offer.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
As the name implies, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is an improved solution formulated for the correction of moderate to severe facial volume loss and wrinkles. These types of wrinkles occur when there is a significant loss in the lower layers of the skin, particularly in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
The solution is thicker than Juvéderm Ultra XC, which allows it to pull more moisture into the layers of the skin.
Additional Injectable Treatments
Botox In Belle Meade
While not a dermal filler, Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. It works well with these dermal fillers to smooth out wrinkles on your forehead as well as other health benefits.
As we get older, the skin under our chins gets just a little fuller. Scientifically, this is called submental fullness, but it’s also called a double chin. You don’t have to go under the knife to get a facelift. Kybella is an injectable treatment that dissolves submental tissue to help you keep your youthful jawline.
Call Garza Plastic Surgery to find out if Kybella injections are right for you.
What Are the Long Term Effects of Dermal Fillers?
There are some stories out there that report negative effects of dermal fillers. Most of these stories occur when patients seek cheaper unregulated alternatives to approved dermal fillers. On top of that, these stories often involve patients who received their treatments from under-qualified providers.
You should always make sure that your provider is qualified before receiving treatment. Also, Juvéderm treatments are safer than other dermal fillers and are FDA-approved.
Side Effects of Cosmetic Fillers
As with any type of treatment, there is the potential for some side effects. The good news is, dermal fillers are minimally invasive treatments which result in very minimal side effects if any.
The most common side effects are minor bruising and swelling around the injection site. These typically fade within a couple of days. However, if you still notice these effects a month after treatment, you should talk to your doctor.
Visit Garza Plastic Surgery
We are one of the most unique Nashville plastic surgery centers due to the partnership between Dr. Robert Garza and Tracey Robinson. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Garza offers many types of treatments including reconstructive surgery, Mommy Makeover packages, and tummy tuck procedures.
Tracey Robinson is an advanced nurse practitioner, aesthetician, and women’s health nurse practitioner. Robinson offers skin treatments like hydrafacials, fractora for hyperhidrosis, microneedling and more to further help our patients reach their aesthetic goals.
Both of our providers are available for consultations and work together to find the right treatment for you.
Located in Belle Meade
Our office is located in the Belle Meade Hill Center near the intersection of Harding Pike and Woodmont Boulevard. You can find us on the third floor in Suite 326. Give us a call and set up your consultation appointment today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.
2020 Best Chin Filler: JUVEDERM®
SHAPE Magazine just awarded JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC as the Best Chin Filler of 2020!
As the only FDA-approved filler to add volume to shape the chin and contour the cheeks, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC can help achieve a natural look!
Ask us which fillers are best for you and your goals during your next consultation in Belle Meade/Nashville.
Photo Credit: SHAPE magazine