Look Younger in As Little As 15 Minutes
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive solution to attack the wrinkles and lines brought on by aging. Most fillers work by injecting natural chemicals such as hyaluronic acid and collagen into the facial regions resulting in the erasure of wrinkles and the promotion of a more youthful, brighter complexion.
- 1 About
- 2 Types of Fillers
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost in Cleveland?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
Whether from the body’s natural aging process, fat loss in the face, or just plain gravity, wrinkles affect various areas of our face differently. Those who are prone to stress may get wrinkles imprinted in an outline of their furrowed brow as where the more jovial may accrue laugh lines around their lips and nose. The facial map of wrinkles on a person’s face serves as an atlas for the constant emotion borne on that person’s face. From delicate marionette lines like parentheses around the mouth to tear troughs sagging under the eyes, wrinkles can take many different forms and span many different places on the face. As a person ages, these wrinkles may grow deeper and longer. If left untreated, these wrinkles will continue to burrow into the skin on the face.
However, here at Smith Vein & Cosmetic Surgery by treating the Greater Cleveland locale with dermal fillers, we can help erase the lines and wrinkles that have amassed over the years while stopping newer lines and wrinkles in their tracks. If you wish to schedule a consultation, please call us at (440) 853-8208.
Types of Fillers
Here at Smith Vein & Cosmetic Surgery, we believe in servicing dermal fillers that contain naturally occurring ingredients. That’s why we only use Radiesse and Juvederm because they both contain chemicals that are already found in the human body.
Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid, a chemical naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic acid is found to cushion and lubricate joints as well as increase moisture in the skin. When injected into facial regions, hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules in cells to help plump up the surrounding tissue causing the area to expand outward, flattening out the wrinkles on the exterior skin in the process.
- There are 8 different solutions that are specifically designed to target a certain area. From plumper lips to erasing crow’s feet, there’s a Juvederm solution for it, and Dr. Smith is expertly trained to decipher which solution is right for your individual aesthetic goals.
- Contains lidocaine, the local anesthetic, so that the targeted area becomes numb when injected with Juvederm, making the shot virtually pain-free.
- Injection appointments are quick, taking 15-60 minutes depending on which areas are targeted.
- The results are instant, because the hyaluronic acid binds with the water molecules in the cells upon injection.
Radiesse is an injectable filler that contains calcium microspheres that trigger collagen production deep in the dermis. Suspended in a gel-like substance, this calcium compound is also found in your bones and teeth. Once injected, this compound stimulates a natural collagen renewal in the treatment areas. The protein collagen makes up around 75-80% of your skin and, when depleted, is the cause of wrinkles and lines in the face. This newly released collagen helps to round out wrinkles and smooth lines by plumping out the tissues around the face.
- Takes 15 minutes after anesthesia is administered
- No downtime necessary because the procedure is non-invasive and requires no overnight hospital stay
- Immediate results as the calcium microspheres bind with the molecules in the skin instantly
- Patients of ours have said their results from Radiesse last for two years
The perfect candidate for our dermal fillers is someone over the age of 18 who wishes to see a brighter, smoother complexion in their face. As fillers use substances that occur naturally in the human body, allergic reactions are essentially non-existent.
During your private consultation, Dr. Smith or a member of his team will go over your medical history, noting if this is your first experience with dermal fillers or not. If it is or if you need a refresher on the treatments, Dr. Smith will educate you on exactly what each filler accomplishes, as well as how they work to eliminate wrinkles. You can indicate where some trouble spots reside around your face or some areas you wish to see boosted up. Taking this all into account, Dr. Smith will draft a treatment plan specifically designed to address your coveted results. Then, you will be given a list of preliminary steps to be taken before your treatment.
Being sure to also follow the instructions given to you in your consultation, it is important to:
- Avoid blood thinning medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin as this may cause bleeding during and after the injections.
- Avoid alcohol for 1-2 day before the treatment as alcohol can cause puffiness in facial tissues and may result in complicating the treatment and hampering recovery thereafter.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medication as this can curb the body’s natural healing process after the injections.
During the treatment, Dr. Smith or his nurse practitioner will tilt your head back on a pillow and focus on the target areas mentioned in your consultation. Following your personalized treatment plan, They will use the appropriate filler to precisely target your wrinkles and lines. After injecting the target areas, they will massage the solution under the skin, evening out any disbalances. Then, you will be off on your way to continue your day instantly looking younger and sleekier.
The beauty of Juvederm and Radiesse is the fact that both take no downtime whatsoever. Because it is non-invasive, dermal fillers provide a quick and painless solution for people who lead a busy lifestyle. No more getting caught up in overnight hospital stays or long treatment times at a medspa. At Smith Vein & Cosmetic Surgery, you can improve your look while on your lunch break! If you wish to speak with one of our expert team members or if you want to learn more about the many services we offer please contact us on our website or call us at (440) 853-8208.
While instant results are seen right away, Radiesse and Juvederm may take up to a week to show their final outcomes.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
If there are any other trouble areas not located on your face, we have many options to treat almost every region of the body. Some of those services are:
Skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure where radio-wave energy is zeroed in on loose hanging skin. This radio-wave energy works to promote collagen production in the addressed area whereby the new collagen is added to the old to fill out loose skin in places like the abdomen. This is a great solution for people who have just experienced significant weight loss or people who have been pregnant.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works by casting a single, condensed light wave onto a patch of hair follicles. The treatment results in those follicles being eliminated. This is a great solution for people looking for everlasting hair loss in areas like:
- Upper lip
- And many more!
If you wish to learn more about these services and many more please visit our blog and read up on the benefits of our services and how they can help improve your everyday life!
How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost in Cleveland?
To understand the cost of your individual procedure, many factors must be taken into account. First, during your consultation you will choose which procedure(s) is necessary to achieve the results you pine for. Next, the patient’s age, body type, and medical history must be noted. All these factors can vary the price of your medspa visit.
Are dermal fillers like Botox?
Botox and dermal fillers vary in their chemical properties that make up the injections. Some dermal fillers are best for certain areas of the face where Botox isn’t and vice versa. To learn more about which one may suit your individual needs please feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith today!
Are dermal fillers safe?
As all of our dermal fillers are FDA approved and contain natural ingredients, yes, they are indeed safe.
Is there an age limit to get dermal fillers?
There isn’t an age limit when it comes to receiving dermal fillers. However, it is ideal that the patient is over the age of 18 to ensure that no more growth is left to take place in the patient’s body.
Can dermal fillers be used for people of color?
As the chemicals in Radiesse and Juvederm are colorless and do not pigment a person’s skin tone after injection, yes our dermal fillers can be used on people of color.
- Papakonstantinou, E., Roth, M., & Karakiulakis, G. (2012). Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermato-endocrinology, 4(3), 253–258. https://doi.org/10.4161/derm.21923
- An Overview of Your Skin. (2016). Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/10978-skin