Fillers
 

As we age, we may need to supplement our skin's natural hyaluronic acid to help keep us to age beautifully, gracefully and with balance. Our skin loses elasticity and volume as we age due to decades of exposure to UV rays, pollution, stress and genetics. Each filler is uniquely formulated to offer a certain texture, density, and firmness, and, with Dr. Day’s expertise, she is able to advise the best filler or combination of fillers for your specific needs.

Dr. Day has been noted as a master injector by Allergan, Galderma and Merz. She works with her patients to ensure she is addressing their unique concerns and uses a holistic approach to help create beautiful outcomes every time.

Fillers are also designed with varying particle sizes and molecular weight to deliver different results. For example: Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are dense and cross-linked, which produces a strong volumizing effect. Restylane Lyft has larger particles for adding structure to the cheekbones, while Restylane Silk has smaller particles for addressing thinning on the lips. Restylane Kysse is the newest filler available and has quickly become a patient favorite for luscious, soft kissable lips!


What is hyaluronic acid?

Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring compound found in the human body. Because it is already produced in the body, it reduces the possibility of the substance being rejected by the immune system. Once injected into the skin, it can deliver nutrients, hydrate and plump the skin by holding in water, act as a cushioning agent, and replenish the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, which diminishes as you age. Research also suggests that hyaluronic acid injections may stimulate the body to produce more of its own collagen, leading to a sustained look of youth.

 

Types of hyaluronic acid filler:

 Juvederm Family

Restylane Family

Teoxane RHA2, RHA3, RHA4

 

What is poly-L-lactic acid?

Polylactic acid is a safe, FDA-approved synthetic substance that has been used for more than 40 years for dissolvable stitches. Fillers made from poly-L-lactic acid are classified as stimulators because they encourage your body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue. Your own collagen fills in the lost volume and elevates the sagging skin! Unlike other fillers, results gradually appear over a period of a few months and can last 2 years or more. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to achieve its results.

SCULPTRA: Aging can leave the skin with less volume and elasticity because of a decreased production in collagen. The loss of collagen combined with skin damage can result in fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra includes poly-L-lactic acid and a biocompatible, biodegradable aqueous gel to stimulate collagen growth. The collagen is then able to fill in the depressed lines and can provide volume to many parts of the face, including the areas around the eyes and lips, throughout the cheeks and neck, folds around the chin, hollow areas under the eyes, and the temples. Unlike some other fillers, the results achieved with Sculptra can last up to two years, as it stimulates the body to generate its own collagen. If you are ready to reverse the signs of aging and decrease your fine lines and wrinkles, Sculptra might be the option for you! Schedule to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Day to discuss which treatment she advises. 


What is calcium hydroxylapatite?

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral-like compound found naturally in human bones. Fillers that are biosynthetically designed with this ingredient produce an immediate result. They also offer longer-lasting benefits than hyaluronic acid fillers because the body forms collagen around the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. Radiesse uses calcium hydroxylapatite to achieve its results.

RADIESSE: Radiesse is an FDA approved injectable filler that is designed to help with the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. This filler includes calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a mineral-like compound found naturally in human bones. This filler offers longer-lasting benefits than hyaluronic acid fillers because the body forms collagen around the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The microspheres provide almost immediate volume and lift to the treated area, while the collagen build up means enhanced results over time.


What is lidocaine?

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that reduces the immediate feeling of pain and produces numbness. Most fillers contain lidocaine to help ease the discomfort during and after treatment.


What should I know before my treatment?

Before receiving a filler injection, you should stop taking Advil, Aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, and other blood thinners for two weeks prior to injection if possible. There is a minimal risk of bruising associated with injections, and blood thinners can make a bruise last longer. If you are taking any blood thinners, please inform Dr. Day during your appointment. Additionally, you should not have any dental work for one day prior or one month post filler injection. Patients are also advised not to receive any vaccinations one month prior to the appointment as well as one month after the injection. We do not recommend any injectable treatments prior to a special event. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Day to hear her treatment plan catered to you specifically!


What should I expect at my appointment?

After you receive your treatment from Dr. Day, you can expect minimal recovery and downtime. As with any injection, there is a possibility of bruising and swelling, but ask about our bruise reducing products such as Arnika Forte and Alastin INhance Post-Injection Serum! You can expect rapid improvement in the treatment areas and can return to your everyday activities almost immediately after. Results may vary and some patients may need more than one treatment, or a combination of treatments to achieve optimal smoothing results.