Cosmetic Fillers

Dimitri Dermatology offers a variety of fillers including Juvederm, Radiesse, Restalyne, Silicone and Sculptra. Call for your cosmetic consultation!
 

Botox

Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow's feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

A Well-Studied Treatment

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 Countries. * Botox Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialist know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of Botox Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
 
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Derived From Sources That Exist In Nature

Botox Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium. Clostridium Botulinum, Formulations, Potency, and approved doses vary among Botulinum Toxin Products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a "generic" form of Botox Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are unit-to-unit equivalent to botox cosmetic.

A Treatment Experienced By Millions Of People

Approximately 10.9 Million vials of Botox Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made Botox Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Botox Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
Botox Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow's feet lines in adults.

A Well-Studied Treatment

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. * Botox Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of Botox cosmetic have been evaluated in both.

Dermal Fillers

What Dermal Fillers Are Used To Fix?

Dermal Fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:

  • Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines)
  • Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
  • Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
  • Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
  • Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
  • Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area. Which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.

How Dermal Fillers Work (And How They're Different From Botox)

Dermal Fillers are a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into the skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years: For semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects can last up to five years, and there are reports of even longer-lasting results.
Don't confuse Dermal Fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow's feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have.
Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botox and Dermal Fillers - The Combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.

Synthetic And Natural Dermal Fillers

 
There are two primary groups of Dermal Fillers: Synthetic and Natural.
Naturally-Derived Fillers (The most widely known is Hyaluronic Acid) have a much smaller risk of causing an allergic reaction but reactions can occur. Results are immediate but will only last from just three to 18 months (Occasionally up to two years) because the filler eventually breaks down, taking the results, for better or worse, with it. Once the fillers start to dissipate you need to go back in and get more filler injected to maintan results. Most people who get fillers will need to least one follow-up injection within a year.
Aside from allergic reactions, Fillers also have risks of lumping and migration. Although this happens infrequently. On the other hand, because the result last a short period of time so do the potential problems.
Synthetic Fillers last much longer than naturally-derived ones and are considered semi-permanent though there are many would call them permanent because they really don't dissipate. The wrinkles start to return only because your face continues to age or you continue to get sun damage due to being lax about protecting skin with sunscreen daily.
As with all fillers, synthetic fillers have risks which are pretty much the same as for naturally-derived fillers except the difference is because synthetic fillers are "permanent" the potential problems can be "permanent" as well and are harder to correct.

Risks from Dermal Fillers

After all, is said and done, the major issue for fillers is one of longevity. Followed by the risk of migration and lumping, and ultimately the skill of the doctor in placing the right amount of filler in exactly the right place. Regardless of the material, there is a learning curve to injection techniques as well as understanding how the varying substances affect the skin. That means you need to find a doctor who has been injecting Dermal Fillers for some time, and who has loads of experience, preferably with more than one type of filler. Most people are considering fillers have more than one area of concern fillers can address - And different fillers are available to specially treat those concerns, such as lines around the mouth.

Is There A Best Dermal Filler

 
Despite what you might have read or heard, there really isn't a best dermal filler; All of them have risks, albeit rare ones. Which filler substance is considered "best" or "preferred" depends on the doctor's technique skill. Experience, training, your facial needs, and risk tolerance. It has nothing to do with headlines in the media or articles in fashion magazines.
It's important to realize that over the past 20 years many Dermal Fillers that were once showcased in fashion magazines or touted by doctors (and often heralded by studies paid for by the manufacturer) have since been discontinued for a variety of reasons. Getting headlines doesn't always make for beautiful results!

When To Get Dermal Fillers

 
There's every reason to consider dermal fillers to correct signs of aging that are beyond what skincare products can do. It's not that great skincare can't make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin (Believe us, we know the remarkable benefits a state-of-the-art skincare routing can provide) But age, muscle movement, fat loss, gravity, and sun damage among other factors will eventually take their toll. [9] Without question, fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot.
If you're considering Dermal Fillers, the next step is to consult with your dermatologist to figure out which type of dermal filler is right for you.
Don't forget, as with any cosmetic corrective procedure, you still need to use well-formulated skincare products and sun protection (even when it's cloudy). As part of the anti-aging package that will keep your skin looking younger and healthier for a very long time!
 

Kybella

Kybella was FDA approved in April 2015, and here at Dimitri Dermatology, we can now offer this revolutionary treatment to our clients, all under the professional and expert eye of Dr. Elizabeth Dimitri and our providers.
Kybella is a great treatment to get rid of neck fat. Kybella treatment is like a chin liposuction without surgery.

How Does Kybella Work?

Fat accumulation beneath the jawline and chin is known as submental fat. or a double chin. Submenta fat is a very common complaint among both men and women. Kybella is made up of a naturally occurring substance within the body, called Deoxycholic Acid; This is found within the liver and works to dissolve fat cells within the body. When injected into the targeted area, fat cells are broken down and absorbed, which means Kybella is a holistic and safe way to eradicate that problem area.
A series of injections will be required, and the exact timing of these is determined at the consultation because as we know, every single person is different. On the whole, for patients with moderate to severe fat accumulation in this area. Kybella has been shown to be highly effective.

How Many Injections Are Required For Effective Treatment?

Again, this totally depends on the person, but generally speaking, around 2-5 sessions are required for optimal results. Each of these sessions needs to be spaced out properly, which is around 1-2 months apart. The average amount of treatments is the 2-3 marl, and during one session, around 15-20 microinjections are administered.
Over time, and after the treatment plan is completed. The body works to metabolise the damaged fat cells from the procedures undertaken, leading to a slimmer and youthful look overall.