Dermal Fillers Jackson, MS
Dr. J. Randall Jordan and the team of medical aesthetic professionals at Faces, in Ridgeland, MS, are proud to offer a wide range of the latest dermal fillers. Sometimes called soft-tissue fillers, facial fillers, or lip fillers, dermal fillers offer the convenience of near-immediate results, quick appointments, and long lasting anti-aging benefits.
Over the years, the face will naturally lose volume as collagen production and skin elasticity decline throughout the course of a person’s life. The face is the center of nearly all forms of human communication. An aged, tired appearance can affect first impressions, how others interact with you, and most importantly, your sense of self-confidence. Dermal filler injections are a powerful, safe, and easy way to get back some of the years your face has weathered while also restoring vital moisture and volume to your face.
Searching for facial fillers or lip injections near me? If you are in the Jackson, MS area and would like to partner with an expert team of plastic surgeons and non-surgical treatment specialists, we invite you to contact us today to learn more. A more youthful appearance awaits!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Most of the signs of aging we experience show up in the face—cheek depressions, frown lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet—and are the result of a loss of facial volume. With every year you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which are two important structural proteins found in layers of your skin and in connective tissues.
Dermal fillers are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as cosmetic products to help sculpt and shape areas that have lost significant facial volume. The result of dermal filler treatments is a more natural, smooth, youthful look.
Dermal fillers are popular because they are both safe and convenient. They’re made from three basic components that are all naturally occurring substances: biosynthetic polymer, collagen, and hyaluronic acid (HA). In the U.S., dermal fillers are only allowed to be applied by licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurses (usually with additional certifications and training). Although dermal fillers do not produce permanent results, some dermal fillers produce results that will last for more than a year.
“I can’t say enough good things about the entire staff at Faces! Love, Love, Love this place! I saw Dr. Jordan the very first time I came in. I was quite nervous because I HATE needles, but he immediately put me at ease. He was very professional and personable. The ladies at the front desk are so sweet. They got me set up to receive certain specials and credits on my account. The nurse that took me back was awesome. I rate my experience at Faces a 10 out of 10. I have already recommended them to a few people and will continue to do so. Thank you guys so much!” – J.B. – Facebook Review
Additional Questions About Fillers
One of the greatest benefits of dermal fillers is their ability to deliver volume to the skin and help it retain moisture. This adds volume to areas of the face that have lost subcutaneous fat and fills in surface depressions such as wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used by facial plastic surgeons and medical aesthetic professionals to:
- Add volume to thin, flat lips
- Smooth out wrinkles
- Fill in cheek depressions
- Lessen the appearance of pitted scarring
- Improve frown lines
- Address crow’s feet
- Improve marionette lines
Dermal fillers can be selected as an individual treatment before a big event or as part of a larger facial rejuvenation plan. They are a versatile option with a wide range of cosmetic uses.
At Faces, we’ve been leaders in facial plastic surgery, cosmetic services, and skincare technology for more than two decades. We’re proud to offer the latest facial filler products including:
- The Juvéderm® line of fillers: This is one of the most popular lines of dermal fillers including Voluma™, Volbella™, and Vollure™, which are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. These fillers help deliver hydration and add volume to the skin. Results are immediate and tend to last about a year.
- Sculptra®: This is an FDA-approved injectable made up of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a substance designed to promote collagen growth over time. Results with Sculptra® typically last at least 2 years.
- Radiesse®: Radiesse® is made from calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), which is a substance similar to the calcium in bones and teeth. Radiesse® can also be used in the hands to replenish lost volume, and typically produces results that last 9-15 months.
- The Restylane® line of fillers: This product line which includes Restylane®™, Restylane® Lyft™, Restylane® ReFyne™ and DeFyne™, primarily consists of hyaluronic acid (HA) and is specially designed to act just like the HA you produce naturally. It works well to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
- The RHA® Collection of fillers from Revance are the first and only FDA-approved HA fillers for dynamic wrinkles and folds. Addressing the areas of the face that move more repetitively, RHA® is designed to be resilient enough to adapt to your facial movement, which may provide a more natural look at rest and in motion.
In addition to a wide range of dermal fillers, we use blunt tip cannulas for facial filler injectables to enhance your comfort and results. Blunt tip cannulas produce little or no bruising, they are known for causing less pain, and they allow us to deliver fillers to several areas with a single injection site.
When performed by a well-trained, experienced professional, such as a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon or certified nurse injector, dermal fillers carry minimal risks. It is common, however, to experience swelling and bruising at the injection site. Lumps and bumps may also occur, but these typically resolve over time. Other potential risks include rare problems like occlusion of a blood vessel with tissue loss or even extremely rarely, loss of vision or stroke.
Additionally, there is the well-known, but uncommon, “delayed or late” filler reaction that occurs in association with viral illnesses in some patients with pre-existing dermal fillers. While the incidence of this reaction is not reliably established, it is not common, and is readily treated with oral steroids.
At Faces we do use blunt tip cannulas for facial filler injectables to enhance your comfort and results. Blunt tip cannulas produce little or no bruising, they are known for causing less pain, and they allow us to deliver fillers to several areas with a single injection site.
Injectable dermal fillers use varying formulations and active ingredients, making them unique and capable of addressing numerous concerns. Therefore, there is no “best” all-around filler. The filler that is right for you and your aesthetic goals will be the one that is best for you. Whether you’re in search of wrinkles reduction, volume addition, or lip augmentation, our expert injectors can help you navigate your filler options during your consultation. Our extensive line of facial and lip fillers includes the best available in the injectable industry.
BOTOX® is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes wrinkles or line-causing muscles—specifically, the wrinkles caused by facial movements. The active ingredients in dermal fillers are used to physically fill in hollows, wrinkles, and areas where volume has significantly diminished. Filler results can be visible immediately, while BOTOX® may take 5 to 7 days to be realized.
Sculptra® is made of poly-L-lactic acid and is more liquid in its consistency. Once injected, it incorporates into the surrounding tissues and stimulates your body to produce its own collagen. Three to four Sculptra® injections, one month apart, may be necessary to achieve the desired look. Although results are not immediate, they may last as long as 2 years. Most other fillers currently on the market are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies. It is more gel-like in its consistency and is designed to hold its shape in the area injected. The advantage of these types of fillers over Sculptra® is that the results are immediately visible. However, they are not as long-lasting.
Yes, Sculptra® can be used in conjunction with other fillers to achieve a more youthful appearance. They should not, however, be injected in the same areas of the face.
Sculptra® has to be reconstituted and injected in a very specific way to avoid nodule formation. Nodules are small lumps that can develop under the skin. They are frequently not visible but can be felt with the touch. At Faces, we reconstitute Sculptra® ahead of the visit and warm it to avoid problems with nodule formation, but with these precautions, it is rare to have this problem. The main problem with Sculptra® is that the results take time to become apparent and patience is needed.
The fillers we use at Faces are biocompatible, meaning they are not harmful to your body in any way. Many popular fillers, such as RHA, Juvéderm®, and Restylane®, are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid. This substance occurs naturally in your body and is responsible for keeping your skin plump and firm. Over time, the ingredients in injectable fillers will break down and be naturally eliminated from your body through its normal metabolic processes.
Filler injections in certain areas such as the lips can be painful, so we almost always use a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable. Our fillers come pre-mixed with lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, so most patients find their treatment very tolerable. We also encourage cold compresses to help reduce any discomfort and swelling after your dermal filler treatment.
While they are generally considered to be affordable, there is no blanket price for injectable treatments. Each patient will have a unique treatment plan, and the costs will reflect each component. The varying factors include the size of the treatment area, the number of injections, the amount of product used, and more. We strive to provide the most cost-effective treatment plans for each patient.
Our goal at Faces is to help you achieve full facial rejuvenation when you’re ready for it and help educate you to make the best decision in the meantime. Dermal fillers are convenient for most people and they often produce remarkable results you can instantly see.
Have questions about dermal fillers? Interested in a dermal filler consultation to see how they can help you uncover your best look? To speak with Dr. J. Randall Jordan and our dermal filler experts at Faces, please send us a message online. You are also welcome to contact our Jackson, MS area facial plastic surgery practice at (601) 607-3033 to schedule your consultation.