Dermal Fillers Specialist

Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics

Medical Aesthetics located in Salinas, CA

For many women and men, dermal fillers are the ideal way to fill wrinkles, contour the face, and enhance volume without resorting to a surgical procedure. Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics in Salinas, California, offers a wide range of fillers, including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Belotero Balance®, to meet your needs. To get wrinkle filling, facial contouring, lip plumping, or other beautiful filler results instantly, book an appointment online or call the office today.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that produce temporary volume in your face. If you want less prominent smile lines, plumper lips, more prominent cheekbones, or some other kind of facial contouring, dermal fillers might be a great choice for you. You can even get a liquid facelift that gives you overall facial rejuvenation.

The fillers at Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics are made from either hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres and last anywhere from six months to two years.

How do hyaluronic acid fillers work?

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Belotero Balance® are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps keep your skin plumped up and smooth. Because you lose hyaluronic acid naturally as you age, hyaluronic acid fillers are an ideal way to restore that volume instantly.

The hyaluronic acid in fillers is a near-identical copy of natural hyaluronic acid. The particle size varies depending on where it’s injected. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers for the delicate lip area are thinner and more pliable than those for the heavier skin of your cheeks.

How does Radiesse work?

Radiesse® is made from calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. This filler’s formula is different than hyaluronic acid because it works both instantly and over time. When your Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics care provider injects Radiesse, you’ll see extra volume right away.

But, the main correction comes later. The Radiesse microspheres create a below-skin network that stimulates new collagen, which is another substance that helps with skin volume. Even when the Radiesse dissipates over time, your new collagen stays in place.

Which fillers are best for wrinkles?

Several fillers help with wrinkles like smile lines:

  • Juvéderm Vollure: lasts up to 18 months
  • Restylane ReFyne® and DeFyne®: lasts up to 18 months
  • Radiesse: lasts up to a year or more
  • Belotero Balance: lasts six months or more

If you’re more concerned about thinning lips, options like Restylane Silk® or Juvéderm Volbella® are good options. For age-related hollowing of the cheeks, Juvéderm Voluma® is the only filler that lasts up to two years in that area.

Your Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics care provider can combine fillers if you have multiple concerns. There are also other dermal filler options, so your Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics care provider helps you choose what will work best for you.

Use the online scheduler or call Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics to book your appointment for fillers today.