At Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, we know that everyone experiences the signs of aging a little differently, so for that very reason, we offer a variety of different dermal fillers that can meet all different aesthetic and aging-related concerns. From collagen-stimulating fillers to hyaluronic-acid-based fillers, we can choose the right treatment option that will help you look and feel like a younger, well-rested, and improved version of yourself.
Which Dermal Fillers Are Right for You?
If you’ve never experienced treatment with a dermal filler, you probably may feel overwhelmed by the number of products available. Trying to choose a filler for your specific concern can be overwhelming, especially since multiple products from multiple brands treat the same issue. We want to let you in on some good news: you don’t have to choose. Our experts can do it for you.
Choosing the Right Dermal Filler
We offer consultations here office during which we can evaluate your specific concerns, learn more about your cosmetic goals, your health history, and your past experience with fillers to determine which is the right choice for you. At our office, we offer several different fillers so that we can effectively meet the needs of all different patients with all different concerns.
A filler that might work well for one patient may not work for another. Treatment with cosmetic injectables is completely customizable, and we will take every effort to choose the right filler for your specific needs.
Collagen Stimulating Fillers
Collagen-stimulating fillers use an active ingredient designed to increase natural collagen in the treatment area. These fillers will fill hollow areas, smooth lines, wrinkles, creases, and facial folds and help restore a youthful glow while targeting aging at its source during the process.
Collagen loss is the reason why many different signs of aging appear. Still, these types of dermal fillers can change everything by making your body increase collagen production so that you get real, natural results. Some patients are better suited for collagen-stimulating fillers over others, but those who choose to add these fillers to their anti-aging and cosmetic routines love their results.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a popular collagen stimulating dermal filler that will help increase college in the deeper layers of the skin while helping restore volume lost due to the aging process. Sculptra is a good injectable for patients willing to wait for gradual yet long-lasting results. Those who choose this specific injectable can enjoy results for up to two years based on how much collagen the body produces after the treatment.
We will schedule treatments with three to four weeks between each until we help adequately treat your area of concern to help stimulate the most collagen growth in that area.
Bellafill is another collagen stimulating injectable that uses PMMA microspheres to deliver immediate results. It stimulates the treatment area to create more collagen over time which helps create smoother skin texture and an improved appearance. It’s designed to smooth smile lines and can also fill in acne scars. Additionally, we can inject this particular dermal filler into the hands to help restore youth to the area.
Hyaluronic-Acid Based Fillers
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers use a gel formulation that contains a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid which is a substance your body produces naturally to keep the skin soft, moisturized, and youthful. Hyaluronic acid plays many different roles in the body, but your body begins to make less of this vital substance as you age. These fillers deliver instant results and can smooth, lift, fill, and augment different areas of the face.
Restylane is a popular line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that delivers volume in a completely natural way. At our office, we offer these fillers for patients over the age of 21 who want to augment their lips, smooth lines around the mouth, treat nasolabial folds, or augment the cheeks. We offer the following dermal fillers from the Restylane collection:
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
Juvederm is another popular collection of dermal fillers that comes from the same company that created Botox. Their crystal clear gel formulations are formulated with lidocaine which helps make the injection process painless and even enjoyable. These dermal fillers are versatile and can deliver long-lasting and natural-looking results after just one treatment.
At our office, we offer several Juvederm fillers. Volbella adds volume to the lips and can also smooth lip lines that form around the mouth. We also offer Vollure, a dermal filler that smooths lines around the mouth and lasts up to 18 months. Additionally, we offer Juvederm Voluma, the longest-lasting dermal filler on the market and can enhance and lift the cheeks for up to two years.
The RHA Collection
The RHA Collection of fillers by Revance is an innovative line of fillers made of a hyaluronic acid formulation that delivers a resilient treatment. This Swiss-based company has been used in Europe for several years and is now available in the United States. These fillers are injected into the deeper layers of the skin to deliver some incredible results.
Not only do these fillers help treat aging, lines, wrinkles, and volume loss, but they can also augment the lips, help treat acne, improve the symptoms of eczema or psoriasis, and increase the body’s natural collagen production.
Preparing for Your Treatment
The good news is that the treatment process is virtually the same, no matter which filler we use to treat your specific needs. In order to prepare for the treatment, we may ask you to follow some specific directives. These directives may include avoiding blood-thinning medications and supplements, including anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil, St. John’s wort, and other blood-thinning products.
Additionally, you may be asked to abstain from alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before your treatment to ensure that you achieve the best results. At your consultation, once we confirm you are a good candidate for one of these fillers, we will provide you with a complete list of instructions on how to prepare for your dermal filler appointment.
The Treatment Process
When you arrive at your treatment, come with clean skin free of product and makeup. If you’re coming from work or have an event beforehand and can’t show up with a clean face, your injector will be able to cleanse your skin prior to your treatment. If needed, we can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin that can help you maintain your comfort throughout the injection process.
However, many fillers contain a mild numbing agent called lidocaine which helps make the injection process comfortable. Our injectors will take every step possible to help you have a comfortable injection experience. If you do choose to use a numbing cream during your treatment, you’ll need to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment so that we can apply the numbing solution to your skin, and it can take effect before your appointment begins.
Not only will you have to follow some pre-treatment instructions, but we will also provide you with post-treatment care directives. Typically, you will be asked to avoid working out for 24 hours after your appointment, so if you want to get your workout in, be sure to do it before your scheduled treatment.
Also, you may be asked to continue to avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications and supplements for a specific amount of time, as well as avoid hot environments that will increase your body temperature.
Am I a Candidate for Fillers?
If you are a healthy adult who wants to improve your appearance, fight the signs of aging, or enhance your features, you may be a perfect candidate for a dermal filler. Our experts are ready to meet with you and discuss your problem areas and confirm which of these fillers is the right choice for you.
It’s also important to know that if you want to switch to a different filler at any point, we can adjust your treatment plan as needed because our goal is to help you achieve the best possible results and love your reflection.
Add a Filler to Your Anti-Aging Routine
If you’ve never experienced the benefits of a dermal filler, we’re ready to help you reach your anti-aging and cosmetic goals. Contact us today at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, to schedule your consultation with an expert who can help choose which of our injectables is the best option for you.