Choosing The Right Fillers In Charlevoix, MI

While we would all like to age gracefully, certain changes occur that we may wish to prevent altogether. Our face goes through many changes as we continue to age. Perhaps these changes are making you feel self-conscious. If you’re not quite ready to undergo cosmetic surgery, our dermatologists at Rogers Dermatology in Charlevoix, MI offers a variety of minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic options such as dermal fillers to help take years off your face without going under the knife.

How do dermal fillers work?

This cosmetic treatment injects a special gel under the surface of the skin to fill out areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging. Fillers can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds while plumping up the skin to help it look younger. All the dermal fillers that we offer at Rogers Dermatology are FDA approved.

What to expect from dermal fillers?

The cosmetic dermatology that we offer to our patients is completely personalized to fit each individual’s needs. When you come into our office for a consultation, we will ask you a variety of questions regarding your health, background, and your treatment goals. Your goals will give us a better understanding of the results you hope to achieve and how we can help you, whether that’s through dermal fillers or a combination of treatment options.

Dermal fillers are personalized to you. We can target these common areas of the face to reduce wrinkles, lines, folds, and volume loss,

  • Jawline: reduce sagging and get a contoured and more clearly defined jawline
  • Cheeks: cheeks often hollow out as we age, but can be plumped up with dermal fillers
  • Lips: yes, even your lips can thin out as we age, but fillers can create plump, luscious lips
  • Laugh lines: most of us have some degree of lines around the nose and mouth, and these folds and lines can be smoothed down with dermal fillers

Comparing Types of Dermal Fillers

It can be overwhelming when you’re making your choice in a filler because there are so many that you can choose from. It’s important to understand what each filler can offer so that you can get the results that you’re looking for. Each dermal filler is composed of a different chemical and gives you different results. The types of fillers include:

  • Calcium Hydroxylaptite (Radiesse)

This filler is found naturally in human bones and can be used to reduce moderate to severe creases around the nose and frown lines. It can also enhance fullness in the cheeks and increase volume in certain areas of the face. This product is also biosynthetically produced, which means that there’s no animal products used, which can lower your risk of an allergic reaction.

  • Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm, Restylane)

This form of injections can be used to improve the contour of the skin and reduce depressions that are caused by scars, injuries, or lines. This is also a substance found in the body and turned into fillers. This same substance is often used to relieve aching joints for those with arthritis.

  • Polylactic Acid (Sculptra)

This filler is injected into the face and is synthetic. It’s meant to stimulate the production of collagen and plump up lines in the face. You may need three monthly treatments to get your results and may need touch ups throughout your life,

  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Bellafill)

This is considered semi-permanent and is used for medium to deep wrinkles and folds. It’s often used alongside permanent surgical implants and it can take some time to get your full results.

  • Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella)

Kybella is a bile acid naturally produced by your body to absorb fat. The acid helps destroy fat cells so that you can get the look that you want.

  • AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport)

This injection helps soften and smooth out frown lines that may occur and can last up to five months.

  • Botilinum Toxin (Botox)

Botox is an injection that most people have heard of before. It helps freeze the muscles in the face to help smoothen out wrinkles and lines that can occur, giving you a natural, youthful look.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

There are many options when it comes to filler. Contact your dermatologists at Rogers Dermatology in Charlevoix, MI at (231) 497-1272 for more information and to schedule an appointment to find out what works best for you.