Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Specialist
Dermal Fillers can fill in those areas of the face that may start to look sunken. Prestige Med is an Aesthetic Medicine facility in San Ramon, CA can help patients determine where and how to use fillers with the consultation of Dr. Jospeh Mardanzai.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

by Joseph Mardanzai, MD

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can add volume to the face. Dermal fillers are used in many ways today, including lip plumping, wrinkle filling, and adding extra volume to certain areas of the face.

What CynoSure Fillers Are Used at Prestige Med?

Prestige Med offers a wide variety of fillers to meet the needs of their clients, using CynoSure’s highest quality laser technology. The first, Radiesse, is an injectable treatment that can correct nasolabial folds, smile lines, and lack of volume in the face. Juvederm Voluma XC is designed to correct loss of volume in the middle face area due to age. Juvederm Ultra Plus treats the deeper wrinkles and can be used for facial sculpting. Restylane Silk is made especially for lip plumping and shaping. Restylane Lyft can add volume to areas including the cheeks, the temple area, the chin, and the neck. Finally, Belotero Balance treats superficial wrinkles and folds that lie close to the skin's surface.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient in many fillers that works to fill the skin and give it a full and healthy look. This substance is already present in the body, but it does decline in volume over the years. Dermal fillers work by adding that lost volume back. Hyaluronic acid not only plumps up the skin, but also encourages the growth of new hyaluronic acid in the body.

What is Dermal Filler Treatment Like?

Dermal filler treatment is a quick process, usually taking just a few minutes. The doctor will put a topical anesthetic on the area to be treated first, which makes the treatment much more comfortable for the patient. After that, super fine needles will be used to precisely place the dermal filler in the areas where it is needed. The results are evident right away.

How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

It depends on the specific filler. Some last for around 3 to 6 months and others last as much as a year. The doctor will help each person determine which type of dermal fillers will fit their individual needs the best.

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Joseph Mardanzai, MD
11030 Bollinger Canyon Road
Suite 240
San Ramon, CA 94582