Soft Tissue Fillers

Restoring Age-Related Volume Loss

Dermal fillers are injectable products aimed at restoring aged-related volume loss, softening lines, wrinkles, and hollows, and smoothing acne scars. With aging, we lose facial volume (bone, fat, muscle) and there are volume shifts. By softening the more aged contours that develop with time we can restore a more youthful age-appropriate natural appearance. Patients enjoy the immediate results of looking better. The facial rejuvenation paradigm however, is no longer about just chasing lines and wrinkles, but incorporates a more holistic and comprehensive global approach to facial rejuvenation and restoration, which provides the most natural appearance. The appearance of aging hands can be softened using filler as well.

Dr. Divers particularly likes hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers.  One reason is that we naturally have HA in our skin. The function of HA is to hold onto water, thereby helping to create and maintain an optimal environment for normal healthy skin function and metabolism.   From age 20 the amount of HA in our skin starts to decrease and by age 50 we have 50% of the HA in our skin as we did in our youth.  Dr. Divers likes using a  filler that replaces more closely what we have actually lost through time.

The various HA fillers vary one to another in their specific characteristics.  The variable characteristics are what make any particular filler particularly suited for injecting into particular areas of the face to create specific desired outcomes.  

Soft Tissue Filler Treatment Options

JUVÉDERM® Family of Fillers

The JUVÉDERM® family of fillers is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, treat vertical perioral lines, increase lip volume, or smooth parentheses lines. The results are natural looking and long lasting. The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume.

The JUVÉDERM® family of fillers consists of:

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) and for lip augmentation both to increase volume of the vermilion lip and to treat the perioral area.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is indicated for deep (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines and wrinkles.

Belotero Balance®

BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid filler that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). BELOTERO BALANCE creates an elegant finishing touch to your appearance, improving the appearance of stubborn etched-in smile lines and vertical lip lines above and around the lips.

Restylane® Silk

The lips you want. The lines you don’t. Restylane Silk is a hyaluronic acid filler that can help you achieve your ideal smile. Restylane® Silk  was the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth.

Learn more about other injectable treatments that compliment Soft Tissue Fillers