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Dermal fillers are products that are injected into creases, hollows, and "deflated" areas of the face to restore youthful contours and soften wrinkles. Among the most popular aesthetic treatments at Skin Spectrum, dermal fillers create noticeable improvements immediately and are very safe, with little if any downtime. Skin Spectrum currently offers the following dermal fillers in Tucson:

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Volumizers, such as Sculptra® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, help fill in relaxed areas on the face to lift and soften the effects of aging.

For more impressive improvements, we might suggest a combination of a filler treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport injections or another non-invasive or invasive treatment. This practice is called "combineese." When you visit us for your cosmetic consultation, we will recommend a treatment combination that will best benefit your unique aesthetic goals and needs.

If you're ready to enhance the health and appearance of your skin, visit the cosmetic dermatology leaders at Skin Spectrum. To get started with your comprehensive facial assessment, request a cosmetic consultation online or call us at (520) 797-8885.

How do dermal fillers work?

The main ingredient in many dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, which is identical to that which occurs naturally in our skin. JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus,JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, Restylane and Perlane are the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in our practice. Most fillers come with an option of having anesthesia already added to the product for increased comfort during the procedure. Sculptra is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, a safe synthetic material, and fills and lifts the skin with a natural, soft appearance. We also add anesthesia to the injectable Sculptra to minimize discomfort.

Where are fillers used?

Fillers are commonly used to plump the lips, help a down-turned mouth, soften "smoker's lines" around the lips, improve marionette lines and nasolabial folds, soften frown lines, dark circles, and hollows below the eyes, lift the brows, and plump up wrinkly earlobes. Most fillers are formulated for use in very precise areas of the face. Restylane Silk, for instance, is designed specifically to add volume and shape to the lips, as well as filling in wrinkles around the mouth. Fillers can also be used as a "liquid face lift" to dramatically restore volume to a "sinking" face and restore the facial structure of your youth.

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What can I expect?

Treatment involves injection of the filler into the skin. A numbing cream and fine needle make discomfort mild. In the sensitive lip area, we can numb the area completely before injection, although most patients do not find this necessary. Improvement is immediate. There may be swelling, redness, or bruising, which varies with the individual and the area treated.

We recommend avoiding blood-thinning substances, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, fish oils, and vitamin E prior to your treatment, and we recommend taking certain supplements to minimize bruising and swelling.

Results last for a minimum of 6 to 12 months, depending on the individual and the area treated.

To learn more about dermal fillers and other injectable treatments, check out our Injectables: Common Questions page.

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