While aging is a normal and expected part of life, its effects can be disheartening. The face is usually the first area to show visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and volume loss. Injectable fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body, can help restore a smoother and more youthful facial aesthetic without the need for surgery or a lengthy recovery. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we offer several injectable filler products that can address your unique cosmetic concerns and deliver optimal facial rejuvenation.
What Injectable Fillers Can Do
- Restore facial volume
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimize the appearance of nasolabial folds
- Plump thinning lips
Your Injectable Filler Options
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a prescription gel injection made of hyaluronic acid that can minimize the appearance of folds and wrinkles around the mouth. It is designed to complement the structure of the skin, producing conservative improvement. Patients can benefit from treatment with BELOTERO BALANCE® if they have moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds or vertical lip lines.
JUVÉDERM® replenishes the skin with hyaluronic acid, resulting in a smooth and younger-looking surface. This versatile collection of injectable fillers can address imperfections throughout the face, including volume loss, moderate-to-severe wrinkles, and thinning lips. Patients may choose from the following JUVÉDERM® products at Gentle Care Dentistry:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
Men and women who desire natural-looking facial enhancement may want to consider treatment with Restylane®. Restylane® comes in small, medium-sized, and larger hyaluronic particles for an entirely customized approach to facial rejuvenation. This injectable hyaluronic acid filler can also be used to improve signs of aging on the back of the hands. We offer the following Restylane® products at Gentle Care Dentistry:
- Restylane® Defyne™
- Restylane® Lyft™
- Restylane® Refyne™
- Restylane® Silk
Results and Recovery
Most patients notice an instant improvement following treatment with injectable fillers. Although patients can resume their daily routine immediately following their appointment, it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity, alcoholic beverages, and excessive sun exposure for 24 hours. Depending on which type of injectable filler is used, results can last between six months and two years before needing a follow-up treatment.
Alternative Treatments to Injectable Fillers
Many patients can achieve their desired facial rejuvenation results with injectable fillers, but some concerns are best addressed with alternative treatments. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we offer a range of non-surgical facial procedures, such as:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®: temporarily halt movement in specific muscles that cause creases in the forehead and between the eyebrows.
- PRP injections: increase the production of collagen and revitalizes the skin by infusing cells with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from the patient’s blood.
- Skin rejuvenation: can be accomplished with minimally-invasive microneedling or one of our anti-aging Vitality Institute peels.
Your specialist will go over your options with you during your initial visit to determine the best approach to achieve your cosmetic goals.