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Dermal Fillers

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers have really taken the cosmetic rejuvenation world by storm. They’re an incredibly versatile treatment for a multitude of patient goals, including filling in lines and wrinkles, restoring lost facial volume, enhancing features such as the lips, and more. Dr. David Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art brings his unparalleled skill with injectables to every dermal filler session, so his patients leave not only satisfied with their look, but inspired. How Do Dermal Fillers Work? Skin isn’t the only thing to lose volume with age. Muscles and fatty tissues thin out as well, which can contribute to a haggard, weathered appearance none of us want to be reflected in the mirror. Dermal fillers combat this in a variety of ways.  Many of today’s most popular fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, one of the body’s most important tools in nourishing and hydrating skin. When expertly injected to restore volume and minimize wrinkles, these fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, hydrate and plump the skin to youthful suppleness with soft curves to the features that take years off your appearance. Other fillers, such as Radiesse® and BellaFill®, are made of microspheres from unique materials that stimulate collagen production and provide a scaffolding for those collagen fibers to adhere to. The immediate lift provided by the gel is slowly replaced by skin with greater collagen density. How Long Will My Fillers Last? That depends on which dermal filler you’ve selected and what you’re trying to achieve with it. A lot of the longevity of your particular filler treatment depends on what brand and consistency of filler you’re having. Juvéderm® and Restylane® injectables most frequently average between 6-12 months, with Juvéderm® Vollure possibly stretching to 18 months. Radiesse® and BellaFill® are both collagen induction fillers, and as such, their gel forms may absorb into the body after about 1 year, but the collagen they stimulate prolongs the results of the fillers into the years beyond. For BellaFill®, your results may continue for an incredible 5 years. What Affects Dermal Filler Longevity? Every patient is different, and as such, gel absorption rates can vary. The location of your dermal filler treatment can also affect how long your injectables last. HA-based dermal fillers used in the area around the mouth tend to metabolize faster because that is the face’s most active area with the most muscle movement, while HA fillers in the cheeks or around the eyes can last a bit longer. The number of units you have injected can also determine how long your dermal filler lasts, as more gel takes more time for the body to absorb. While filler results are not permanent, consider having touch-ups to prolong the volume of your injections. It may take 12 months to reach full absorption, but some fillers can begin to degrade sooner than that. This likely won’t affect how your volume looks right away, as the HA based fillers absorb water and stay looking plump. However, a touch-up appointment with one or two syringes can keep your results looking fresh and lasting longer. By not waiting until your filler is fully absorbed, you can have the same great results with less filler to maintain your youthful appearance. Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are well-tolerated by most patients who are interested in the benefits they can provide, such as plumping facial features, reducing lines and wrinkles, and restoring lost facial volume. Men and women alike have used dermal fillers for prevention of the signs of aging as well as putting off the need for more intensive interventions, such as a facelift. A comprehensive consultation at Rodeo Surgical Art is a great place to start.

BOTOX® VS Dermal Fillers: What is the Difference?

When the signs of age become noticeable, it can be difficult to know what aesthetic treatments will showcase your best features while still keeping your appearance natural and refreshed. Do you need neurotoxins like BOTOX® or would dermal fillers better suit you? Dr. David Mashhadian’s artistry and expertise with injectables can help you decide which treatment can keep you looking your best for years to come.   How Does BOTOX® Work? Neurotoxins such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® have a big impact without a lot of recovery time. When age begins to slow skin repair from dynamic muscle movement such as smiling and frowning, wrinkles form and contribute to an older, exhausted appearance. Neurotoxins can temporarily suspend muscle movement to allow the skin time to repair itself. Wrinkles between the brows, across the forehead, and around the eyes diminish, leaving patients looking younger and more vibrant. Using tiny needles with precise doses of the chosen neurotoxin, Dr. Mashhadian strategically pauses dynamic facial movement while still allowing your personality to shine through. There are no frozen, surprised, or overdone results at Rodeo Surgical Art. How Do Dermal Fillers Work? Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® take a different approach to treating age-related concerns like wrinkles and volume loss. As time affects the viability of collagen fibers—the skin’s most vital support network—the skin can lose firmness and begin to sag. Fatty tissues can shift downward, leaving cheeks looking gaunt and eyes appearing hollow. These dermal fillers replace lost volume while also boosting collagen production to help your skin remain firm and supple, staying youthful for longer. Each of the dermal filler options used by Rodeo Surgical Art are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules in different linked configurations which determine the consistency and viscosity of the gel. Thinner gels are used in delicate areas around the eyes or to plump lips, while thicker gels can restore lost cheek volume and elevate the tissues to a more youthful facial contour.     Am I a Good Candidate for Injectable Treatments? If signs of aging are getting ahead of your regular skincare routine, perhaps your youthful features can be restored with neurotoxin or dermal filler treatment at Rodeo Surgical Art. These procedures are safe for most anyone unhappy with wrinkles around their forehead, eyes, and mouth, or lost volume of the cheeks and lips. A consultation with Dr. Mashhadian can determine which treatment will best suit your aesthetic goals and facial features.   What’s the Procedure Like? Dr. Mashhadian performs all injectable treatments himself at Rodeo Surgical Art, so you get the benefit of his years of experience and extensive training in creating beautiful, natural results that preserve your youth, beauty, and personality. Local anesthetic is available for patients nervous about needles, and the dermal fillers at Rodeo Surgical Art all contain lidocaine to make each injection less painful than the one before. Precision injection techniques and exacting doses of each medication give Dr. Mashhadian’s patients a renewed appearance without fear of an overdone or plastic result. It’s normal to experience some injection site tenderness and bruising, but these will resolve in a few hours or a couple of days, depending on your treatment choice. Both neurotoxins and dermal fillers have a long track record of safety and efficacy when administered by a physician of Dr. Mashhadian’s talent and credentials. You should be back to your normal routine immediately following your appointment at Rodeo Surgical Art. What Results Can I Expect? With neurotoxin treatment, you’ll notice a visible reduction of dynamic wrinkles beginning 5-10 days following your injections, with smoother skin around your eyes and forehead. You can expect neurotoxin results to last 4-6 months before maintenance is necessary. Repeated treatments may prolong the time between sessions as muscles acclimate to the medication. Results with dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the formula and treatment area. They are a great semi-permanent way to look younger for longer without resorting to more invasive surgical procedures. Many patients in their 30s use dermal fillers as a preventative measure against aging and volume loss. The use of neurotoxins and dermal fillers, alone or in combination, can reverse years off your appearance and keep you looking young for longer than ever. They’re a great long-term solution to put off the need for a facelift or more invasive treatment. Let Rodeo Surgical Art help you stay more youthful for longer than ever with injectable treatments.

How Much Can Dermal Fillers Cost?

In recent years, dermal fillers have become a powerhouse treatment in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and aging. Time and the environment can take a toll on our features, and our tissues thin and shift, creating skin laxity that leads to wrinkles, deep facial folds, and lost volume in the cheeks and beneath the eyes. Dermal fillers are one of Dr. David Mashhadian’s most commonly used tools to help patients restore facial volume and minimize the signs of aging that take the most toll on youth and beauty. How Do Dermal Fillers Work? The dermal filler market has an array of incredible injectable fillers to achieve almost any cosmetic enhancement goal, from plump cheeks and lips to diminished wrinkles and volume restoration. At Rodeo Surgical Art, we use Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® fillers to achieve the natural results that preserve your most striking features while minimizing the flaws you want gone. Each option comes with its own unique properties to enhance your appearance in specific and nuanced ways. While BOTOX® can improve wrinkles caused by dynamic muscle movement (your most common facial expressions), Juvéderm® is capable of tackling a variety of imperfections. Juvéderm® Ultra and Ultra Plus beautifully fill in lips, marionette lines, smile lines, and deep frown lines. Juvéderm® Voluma goes deeper for more robust lift and volume in the cheeks, chin, and jawline where tissues have thinned and sagged the most. Juvéderm® Vollure works fantastically on more serious nasolabial folds and jawline contouring, while Volbella gives Dr. Mashhadian superior control for enhancing lips. Radiesse® works slightly differently to Juvéderm®, both immediately restoring lost volume to cheek and eye hollows while simultaneously stimulating boosted collagen production to shore up your skin’s natural support network. Over time, the gel is absorbed, but it leaves behind tiny microspheres to enhance collagen production which prolongs your results for up to 2 years. Restylane®, like Juvéderm®, is made of hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules which mimic the natural HA our skin produces. As we age, HA levels decrease, drying our skin and leading to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Restoring HA to our skin brings back a supple, youthful glow while the gel adds volume to thin tissues in the cheeks and around the mouth. Restylane’s® ultra-smooth formula is ideal for subtle or enhanced correction, whichever best meets your cosmetic goals. How Much Can Dermal Fillers Cost? As with any cosmetic enhancement treatment, the financial impact should be carefully considered along with the medical aspects patients face. Dr. Mashhadian has diligently built his clientele in such a way that allows for incredibly competitive pricing while still giving patients the dedicated attention they deserve. The amount of filler you’ll require to achieve your goals will also play a role in how much your treatment will cost.  According to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 2019, Radiesse® costs around $690 per syringe, and HA fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® cost an average of $652 per syringe. Because Dr. Mashhadian understands the balance patients must strike between this investment in themselves and budgeting, Rodeo Surgical Art offers several financing options to make the decision as pressure-free as possible. Many of our patients believe restoring their confidence and quality of life with dermal fillers has, for them, been priceless. Am I a Good Candidate? All three dermal fillers used at Rodeo Surgical Art are composed of materials that naturally occur in the body, making them much safer and less likely to be rejected. Anyone concerned about wrinkles or lost facial volume is an ideal candidate. How is the Procedure Performed? Dr. Mashhadian employs his incredible talent and artistry to restore lost volume through a series of injections with your dermal filler of choice. Many of the gels contain lidocaine, making each injection as comfortable as possible beyond the initial pinch of the needle. He has also mastered the Cannula technique, leading to less trauma at the injections site. Dermal fillers only take minutes to apply, and other than some initial tenderness, they produce minimal to no side effects and require zero downtime. What Results Can I Expect? The plumping properties of dermal fillers are seen immediately, and the moisturizing effects of the HA molecules begin within a few days of your treatment, creating supple, smooth, youthful curves and facial contouring. Depending on the correction you’re after and the filler you’ve chosen, your results could last for up to 1-2 years. Diminished lines and wrinkles and restore facial volume go a long way to a youthful, glowing appearance you’ll love.