What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a synthetic version of a substance that occurs naturally in the body. When injected into the face, dermal fillers plump up creases, lines, and wrinkles, for a substantially more youthful appearance. In addition to wrinkles, dermal fillers are also highly effective in adding volume to the mid-face, an area that can become hollowed looking as a result of the aging process. When administered to the mid-face, dermal fillers also lift sagging cheeks, which is why the treatment is sometimes referred to as “a liquid facelift.” Dermal fillers are often used to add fullness to the lips, which can also thin out with age, as well as filling in under-eye hollows that can make individuals appear tired. Lakeshore Renewal has the family of Restylane® products available to provide natural looking improvements to cosmetic areas of concern.
Radiesse® is also an available dermal filler at Lakeshore Renewal for patients who do not desire hyaluronic acid. It differs from Restylane products as Radiesse is an aqueous gel comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite microshperes.