Fillers are nothing new even if they seem new to you. Women AND men all over the world have been able to improve their looks, restore youth and avoid going under the knife with other plastic surgery procedures. People are realizing that even the most beautiful of celebrities wouldn't look the same without their balanced chins, sculpted cheeks, or proportionately full lips.
Dr. Mary Dickerson offers a variety of injectable dermal fillers that instantly and dramatically improve your looks. From cheeks to jawlines and even hands, fillers are able to give us back the youthful fullness that mother time has stolen.
In as little as 15 to 30 minutes, just a few injections, we can achieve beautiful rejuvenation without surgery. Results last 6 to 24 months depending on the type of injection and the injection location.
Here is just a short list of the amazing things filler can accomplish:
Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body. Thanks to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid is responsible for giving skin a plump and hydrated look. Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look.
Juvéderm offers one of the best-known collections of dermal fillers. The versatile line of fillers formulates their products with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a nourishing substance found in our own bodies as a moisturizing and lubricating agent.
Each member of this family of injectable HA gels has a slightly different consistency.
Dr. Dickerson selects products based on your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
This classic formulation of Juvéderm is extremely versatile. Juvéderm is used for nonsurgical rhinoplasty, filling in mild-to-moderate wrinkles and creases around your mouth and nose, and creating dramatic lip augmentations. Juvéderm lasts about 6 months in the lips and up to a year or more in facial creases.
Thicker than Juvéderm, Vollure is perfect for filling in deeper wrinkles and folds. Vollure can keep your face looking smooth and young for up to 18 months.
Voluma builds up your midface to restore lost volume. Dr. Dickerson can even use it to create higher, more elegant cheekbones to lift and define your face. If you have a weak chin, Voluma can be used for a non-surgical chin augmentation, too. Voluma lasts up to 18 months.
This thin, honey-like formulation is the ideal choice for a subtle and natural-looking lip augmentation. Dr. Dickerson also uses Volbella to fill in tear troughs under your eyes and to smooth out smoker’s lines around the mouth. Volbella contains lidocaine to increase your comfort during the injection process. Volbella can last for a year or more.
Restylane also relies on HA to replenish your skin and plump up dents, creases, and wrinkles. Restylane has a complete family of products that can do everything from restore cheek volume to rejuvenate your hands and lips.
Restylane Silk creates lovely lip augmentations and can even reshape your cupid’s bow. It’s also a great choice to fill in shallow folds or wrinkles, such as smoker’s lines. The Restylane products last from 6 months to 12 months, depending on where Dr. Dickerson injects them and which formulation she chooses.
The newer Restylane Defyne and Refyne have a groundbreaking, flexible formulation that moves when you do. These HA products are perfect for filling out deep creases around the mouth and nose, as their elasticity allow for natural-looking expressions at all times. The results typically last 9 to 12 months.
Restylane® Kysse is the first HA lip filler formulated with XpresHAn Technology™ for smooth, natural-looking results, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The XpresHAn Technology™ manufacturing process allows for a gel that integrates into the skin for natural expression in motion.
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that delivers poly-L-lactic acid deep under your skin to stimulate the collagen production process in your body. Your skin produces new collagen and elastin that build up your skin, creating volume, lift, and a long-lasting rejuvenation. Dr. Mary Dickerson uses Sculptra to:
For optimal results, you may need a series of Sculptra injections. Sculptra lasts for up to 2 years.
You can combine your liquid facelift, lip augmentation, or other injectable/filler treatment, Botox, Dysport, Scupltra, and a variety of other aesthetic procedures, including facial rejuvenation with chemical peels, or dermaplaning. Four to six weeks after a liquid face lift you can have PDO Threads to add extra lift and smoothing.
Our expert injector use ultrafine needles and can even administer numbing cream.
There are few side effects and they usually subside in a few days.
Some people experience mild bruising, swelling, redness, and some mild soreness.