Dermal Fillers in Minneapolis
Can you imagine facial blemishes like fine lines disappearing overnight? Imagine a younger version of your facial beauty without hollows and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are non-surgical options for women and men who want to restore their youthful appearance. Skin care specialist Sandra Holm, RN, offers non-surgical dermal fillers to restore lost volume and facial contours.
Dermal fillers are a popular option for non-invasive facial rejuvenation due to convenience and the high degree of anti-aging effectiveness they can provide. These non-surgical treatments are an excellent choice to address the signs of aging like moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. As we age, our body decreases the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid which play a critical role in our youthful appearance by keeping our skin tight, firm, and hydrated. Our skin begins to decline as the production of these proteins diminishes.
Dermal fillers can be used to drastically improve and smooth the appearance of the wrinkles and folds around the mouth area. Volume can be restored to facial tissues to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as create fuller, improved lip contours. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring sugar in the body. Many patients can improve age-related cosmetic concerns with these face filler treatments designed to rejuvenate facial volume and beauty.
Dermal Fillers Can:
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Add volume and fullness to sagging facial tissues
- Augment and enhance lip contours
- Create a more youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance
- Diminish superficial and acne scarring
- Lift eyebrows
- Fill out nose, cheeks, and jowls
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Injectable dermal fillers are medical-grade products designed to restore lost volume to underlying facial tissues where subcutaneous fat has dropped or diminished with age. When this critical layer disappears, facial muscles move closer to the skin surface, causing wrinkles, fine lines, and folds.
Sandra employs Juvéderm injectables to deliver pleasing cosmetic results by strategically placing the product in targeted areas.
This hyaluronic acid filler is an injectable that smooths away wrinkles around your nose and mouth. It employs HylaCross technology for volume and lidocaine for comfort. Results are immediate. The treatment resolves smile lines and wrinkles by restoring natural contours.
A lack of hyaluronic acid is the root cause of volume loss and structural breakdown. The Juvéderm family of products consist of hyaluronic acid that holds moisture and volume. Juvéderm XC replaces lost hyaluronic acid to restore youthful fullness and a smooth skin texture.
Juvéderm Voluma is an injectable dermal filler comprised of a modified version of biocompatible hyaluronic acid. This product can lift and reshape the midface’s contours, including the cheek and chin areas.
Voluma is one of several FDA-approved fillers in the Juvéderm product line, considered the most reliable anti-aging injectable capable of restoring facial beauty.
Voluma is excellent for restoring chin and cheeks fullness and helps regenerate collagen and elastin for robust skin structure. Its benefits are instant, correcting volume loss, especially in the midface area. In addition, it delivers a long-lasting improvement of up to two years.
Juvéderm’s Vollure also employs VyCross technology. However, Vollure is an FDA-approved treatment for nasolabial folds. This issue is the most common cosmetic complaint resolved with dermal fillers.
An exciting feature of Vollure is it lasts up to 18 months, which is the longest-lasting result available for the non-surgical treatment of nasolabial folds. Sandra is proud to offer her patients in Minneapolis a dermal filler that provides such long-lasting results.
Another hyaluronic acid filler, Volbella, employs VyCross technology for a smooth and long-lasting resolution against crow’s feet, tear troughs, and undereye hollows. It is best known for increasing lip volume to plump up thin lips. Many women seek lip treatments to achieve sensual lip contours like a keyhole pout or Cupid’s bow. In addition, Volbella contains lidocaine to ensure patient comfort. Benefits last up to one year.
VyCross and HylaCross Technologies
HylaCross technology is a chemical process joining together smaller particles within the dermal filler gel. With this type of filler, Sandra can manage and control consistency.
VyCross is the latest in Juvederm’s superior filler technologies. It is similar to HylaCross because it joins hyaluronic acid traces, but the particles are different sizes. This variation allows the hyaluronic acid to become tightly packed, giving Sandra precise control over the resulting texture and contour.
Our Customized Approach
Dr. George Landis and our nurse specialist have completed advanced injectable training and participate in continuing education to ensure they are current with the most advanced products and techniques. They provide a custom approach based on your unique structure and aesthetic goals to achieve your best results possible. We provide a comprehensive menu of products, which allow our injection team to tailor their dermal filler treatments to your specific goals. Our expertise in Botox® and Dysport® treatments ensures our patients obtain their aesthetic goals with superior results in a comfortable and safe setting.
What to Expect
A topical numbing agent may be applied to the target site before treatment to ensure your comfort during injections. Next, we strategically inject the filler in the targeted area with a very fine needle. The solution is composed of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, a local anesthetic to further ensure a comfortable procedure. Depending on the number of injections necessary, treatments rarely last more than 30 minutes. Because of the ease and convenience of these quick injectable treatments, our patients find it easy to fit into their busy schedules with many opting for a lunchtime treatment.
Dermal Filler Recovery
Dermal filler treatments have zero downtime, and daily activities resume immediately following treatment. Ice packs will reduce swelling and add to your comfort level. There may be some mild redness after injections, but this is rare and resolve soon after treatment.
Choosing the Right Injector
Places like day spas or salons often offer dermal filler injections. Unfortunately, a weekend seminar with no medical training seldom gets the job done. Sandra Holm is a registered nurse and works closely with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Landis. Together, they offer safe and effective surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements that will make you look younger by restoring your facial beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dermal filler results last?
Results from dermal filler injections will improve facial appearance for up to one year.
What makes our injectable fillers different?
Our fillers use soft replenishing gel fillers from the patented HYLACROSS™ technology to deliver a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid in the injectable. This advanced engineering process creates a smooth consistency gel which produces a smooth, natural skin texture. Other fillers may have a granular consistency causing lumps and uneven textures.
How quickly will I see results?
A great benefit to our dermal filler injections is that results are immediate. Most patients only need one session to achieve their cosmetic goals. However, some need multiple sessions to get the results they want.
How long does the treatment take and do I need an allergy test?
Treatments are convenient, mostly under 30 minutes and no allergy test is necessary as the product is composed of the natural hyaluronic acid sugar.
Are the injections painful?
We make our dermal filler injections quite comfortable with an anesthetic cream to numb the treatment site and lidocaine added to the filler gel to add tolerance to the injection.
What are the potential risks and side effects?
There may be some moderate redness, bruising and tenderness at the treatment site, but these will abate within a week. There is little to no downtime with most patients returning to their normal routine immediately after treatment.