As you age, your facial skin will change. Wrinkles and fine lines will become more prevalent, and lip and cheek volume will fall or dissipate. Fortunately, aesthetic medicine provides a solution to achieve youthful skin without incisions, sutures, or downtime.

Dermal fillers are injectable products that restore volume to smooth creases, lines, and folds. Strategically placed in target areas, these quick and convenient treatments can deliver multiple cosmetic advantages, including:

  • Soften lines around the eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Restore volume to sunken temples and cheeks
  • Plump up thin lips for a sensual pout
  • Soften chin creases
  • Improve facial symmetry and contours

Many FDA-approved dermal fillers are on the market today, categorized by the active ingredient they contain. Choose only FDA-approved, brand-name dermal fillers and always rely on a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform the injections.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a family of facial fillers designed to treat different facial areas.

Juvéderm Voluma

This product effectively restores lost volume to the cheeks with little to no downtime. Results are quick and immediate and can last up to two years.

Juvéderm Voluma XC

This exceptional product brings back youthful cheek contours, which often flatten over time. Juvéderm Voluma XC also smooths moderate-to-deep parentheses lines around your mouth and nose (nasolabial folds) and lines running from the chin to the corners of your mouth (marionette lines).

Juvéderm Vollure

All Juvéderm products are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Vollure treats mild to moderate wrinkles and folds on the lower face. It helps resolve marionette lines and the chin and jawline area. Benefits last up to 18 months.

How Juvéderm Works

Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler that employs this naturally occurring sugar to restore elasticity, volume, and moisture. As hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, the skin may lose volume, giving way to wrinkles and fine lines that are more likely to emerge.

Restylane

Like Juvéderm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid product line that treats various and overlapping problem areas. Restylane smooths away folds and wrinkles and is effective in increasing lip volume.

Restylane Silk is especially for the lips. Its formula has smaller particles than the original Restylane to provide more definition and fullness.

How Restylane Works

These products rely on hyaluronic acid’s ability to immediately smooth lines and wrinkles and add volume. Injections may stimulate collagen production, so fewer subsequent sessions are necessary to deliver optimal results.

Clinical studies suggest Restylane can last up to 18 months. Results in the cheeks last up to a year, and lip enhancement could provide six months of benefits.

Radiesse

Radiesse treats moderate-to-severe facial creases, like nasolabial folds. It can help restore cheek volume and improve facial contours. However, it’s not optimal for lip enhancement.

How It Works

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in our teeth and bones. These calcium particles are microscopic and suspended in a thick gel solution.

While Radiesse replenishes lost volume, you will absorb it over time, and your body will metabolize the calcium, leaving behind skin support with natural collagen.

How Long It Lasts

Results with Radiesse last 12 months or more. However, calcium hydroxyapatite stimulates natural collagen production. As a result, there are fewer touch-ups because less product is necessary to retain this dermal filler’s benefits.

Schedule Your Consultation for Dermal Filler Injections in Orland Park, IL

Dr. David Dreyfuss and his Spa Services team help his patients understand everything they need to know about dermal fillers.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park by calling (815) 806-9400, or arrange a virtual consultation now to continue your journey toward getting that radiant glow!

The face is the most frequent point of concern when patients come to see Dr. Dreyfuss in Orland Park, Illinois, about the signs of aging.

When their faces begin to age, patients typically experience the gradual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of facial volume. All of this contributes towards a more tired, unenergetic profile.

Fortunately, plenty of options are available to patients who want to reverse the sands of time and enjoy a more youthful look well into their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.

While some patients will be best served with a surgery such as a brow lift or a facelift, others with less advanced signs of aging may get the results they need from either facial implants or dermal fillers.

But how does one choose between facial implants or dermal fillers?

This is precisely what Dr. David Dreyfuss aims to answer here.

What do Facial Implants and Fillers Address?

Facial implants and dermal fillers actually serve a similar purpose – they provide volume to areas of the face with lost muscle tone, fatty tissue, and skin elasticity to provide a plumper, smoother, wrinkle-free area.

By doing so, facial implants and dermal fillers give patients a youthful, vibrant appearance free from fine lines and wrinkles.

But how do the two treatments differ?

Facial Implants

Facial implants focus on the cheeks and chin. These two areas of the face are prime targets for losing their fatty tissue and volume as part of the aging process. As such, introducing small, intricately crafted implants to these regions provides a permanent solution to the loss of volume.

Patients seeking a long-lasting solution to a more advanced aging stage may enjoy better results from facial implants than dermal fillers.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, unlike facial implants, are temporary solutions to a loss of volume and skin elasticity.

However, whereas facial implants are restricted to the cheeks and chin, dermal fillers can be used in most parts of the face the require attention.

As such, patients with less severe signs of aging can benefit significantly from dermal fillers, particularly with symptoms such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smokers’ lines
  • Thin lips
  • Facial hollows
  • Forehead lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars

Recovery

Facial implants are cosmetic surgery, whereas dermal fillers are injected. This is also something to take into consideration, as the recovery time from facial implants is about 4-6 weeks, whereas there is virtually no recovery time required for dermal fillers. (Simply wait 4-5 days for the fillers to properly take effect and show their results).

Dermal Fillers and Facial Implants in Orland Park, IL

Both dermal fillers and facial implants offer outstanding anti-aging results to those concerned about looking older. In some cases, getting a combination of procedures can provide the best results. If neither of these procedures are indicated, we’ll educate you about our other surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options that can help.

You can only decide which procedure best suits your individual needs after having a friendly and informative consultation with a leading cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Dreyfuss. Contact him at 815-806-9400 or arrange a virtual consultation now to arrange your consultation and begin your journey toward looking the way you want.