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Injectable Filler Options
Getting injectable dermal fillers can be an excellent way to maintain your appearance, but you’ll be presented with a wide range of treatment options first. By choosing the right injectable filler in the right places, you can bring out the best in your features in a way that looks completely natural.
Request a consultation to meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about your options for injectable fillers. A native of Tampa Bay, Dr. Castellano is known as one of the best injectable filler providers in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
About Injectable Fillers
Our faces undergo continuous changes as we move through different stages of life. As we increase in age, our skin tends to produce less collagen and elastin, resulting in more wrinkles, looser skin and a thinning of facial tissue. Dermal fillers can restore a firmer, more youthful look to the face by replacing volume and essential proteins.
Some people also use dermal fillers to enhance the shape or proportions of specific features. Injectable fillers can be used in lip augmentation or as a nonsurgical alternative to nose surgery. The popular term “liquid facelift” refers to the toning and lifting effect that fillers can provide, making an excellent facelift alternative for people who aren’t yet ready for surgery.
Types of Injectable Fillers
During your consultation, Dr. Castellano or one of his trained technicians will be able to recommend the best filler for your needs. However, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the basics.
Restylane® is a filler that contains hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found in our skin cells. This component helps your skin retain hydration, so the filler can deliver long-term improvements. Restylane® is one of the most popular fillers for smoothing out contours or creating volume in specific places.
Restylane® Refyne™ uses specially formulated hyaluronic acid to soften moderate nasolabial folds and marionette lines that run from the corner of your mouth to your nose and your chin.
Restylane® Defyne™ also uses hyaluronic acid to smooth deep nasolabial folds, the laugh lines near your mouth, as well as marionette lines.
Restylane® Silk is filler that enhances your lips by adding volume and smoothing wrinkles around your mouth.
Similar to Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft can be used to augment your cheeks, improve facial contours and treat facial wrinkles and folds.
Like Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® contains hyaluronic acid to mimic the role of collagen and improve your skin’s hydration. However, JUVÉDERM® contains more hyaluronic acid and has a smoother texture than Restylane®, making it ideal for smoothing out clusters of fine lines, as the filler will spread from the point of injection.
An injectable gel, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® enhances cheek volume for a more youthful look.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ is the first and only FDA approved Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler that corrects facial wrinkles and folds for up to 18 months! Castellano Cosmetic Surgery is proud to be one of the first practices in the US to offer this treatment.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® is another injectable gel, one that’s designed for lip augmentation and can help lessen the appearance of smile and laugh lines.
Made with hyaluronic acid, BELOTERO BALANCE® is a flexible gel that treats moderate to severe wrinkles and lines around the mouth by meshing with your skin’s tissue.
RADIESSE® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural compound found in the body. Fillers comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite tend to be heavier than others, making them ideal for filling moderate to severe creases in the lower face, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. RADIESSE® also stimulates collagen production, providing a long-lasting benefit.
Sculptra® is a synthetic filler made of poly-L-lactic acid. This helps stimulate your skin’s collagen production, restoring the inner structure of the skin for more youthful-looking contours and a smoother complexion. Most people benefit from a brief series of Sculptra® injections scheduled around 3 weeks apart.
KYBELLA® injections contain a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which your body naturally makes to help your intestines absorb fats. KYBELLA® can be injected under your chin to kill fat cells and eliminate a double chin.
Collagen is a connective tissue that is found almost everywhere in the body. The extracellular matrix of the skin is comprised largely of collagen, which helps the skin look and feel firm, soft and youthful. As we age, our collagen supply slowly depletes. Collagen can be harvested from other parts of the body and injected into the face or supplied from another source, helping you maintain a youthful look for longer.
Common Treatment Areas
Injectable fillers can be applied almost anywhere in the face to create balance among your features or restore lost volume. The most common treatment spots for dermal fillers include:
- The nasolabial folds (creases that run from either side of the nose to the lips)
- Marionette lines (creases that run from the edges of the lips down to either side of the chin)
- The cheeks to correct a hollowed look
- Under the eyes to resolve under eye bags
- The nose to improve symmetry or shape
- Deep creases in the forehead, usually in combination with BOTOX®
Your New Look
By learning about all of your options for injectable fillers, you and Dr. Castellano can develop a customized approach to your appearance needs. Keep in mind that fillers are not permanent and your results will need to be maintained with touch-ups every few months.