Dermal Fillers: What to Know Before You Try

Dermal Fillers by vita-aestheticsfl in sarasota fl

As we age, our skin inevitably loses volume and elasticity, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging. While a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine can help maintain skin health, sometimes more targeted treatments are necessary to achieve a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers have become popular for those looking to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial features without invasive surgery. These injectable treatments offer a quick and effective solution, with results that can be seen almost immediately. Whether you aim to plump up your lips, lift your cheeks, or reduce the appearance of deep lines, dermal fillers provide a versatile option to meet your cosmetic goals.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are procedures that smooth wrinkles, improve facial characteristics, and restore volume to the face. They work especially well on indications of aging like loss of facial features, deep wrinkles, and sagging skin. Dermal fillers contribute to a more youthful and revitalized look by increasing volume beneath the skin.

A gel-like material is injected into particular facial areas during the treatment. This material works to improve overall facial harmony, plump up areas that have lost volume, and fill in creases. Because the procedure is less invasive and frequently requires only one office visit, it’s a great choice for people who want fast results without having to take a long time off.

Patients typically see immediate improvements following the injection, with minimal discomfort and recovery time. Common treatment areas include the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the mouth), and marionette lines (lines from the mouth to the chin). While some minor swelling and bruising can occur post-treatment, these effects usually subside within a few days.​

Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer

We offer a range of dermal fillers to address various aesthetic concerns and enhance different facial features. Our selection includes the Restylane Collection, the RHA Collection, Radiesse, and Belotero. Here’s a brief overview of each:

The Restylane Collection

  • Restylane®: It is ideal for mitigating the appearance of moderate to severe face creases and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds. It’s also applied to improve lip appearance.
  • Restylane® Kysse: Specifically designed for lip augmentation, providing natural-looking volume and flexibility.
  • Restylane® Lyft: Formulated for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies, as well as for adding volume to the back of the hands.
  • Restylane® Defyne: Used for deep facial wrinkles and folds, this filler helps maintain facial expressions while restoring a smoother appearance.
  • Restylane® Refyne: Aimed at treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, providing a more natural look with enhanced flexibility.

The RHA Collection

  • RHA Redensity: Targets fine lines around the mouth, delivering subtle enhancements with a smooth, natural look.
  • RHA2: Used for treating moderate dynamic wrinkles and folds, such as those around the mouth.
  • RHA3: Suitable for deeper dynamic wrinkles and folds, providing a balance between smooth results and maintaining facial expressiveness.
  • RHA4: Designed for deeper facial wrinkles and folds, as well as for contouring and adding volume to larger areas like the cheeks.


Radiesse is a filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite that gives you instant volume and gradually increases collagen production. It provides long-lasting benefits and is especially useful for deep wrinkles and facial contouring.


Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler that integrates smoothly into the skin, providing subtle and even correction. It is ideal for fine lines and delicate areas such as the under-eye region and around the mouth.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

  1. Immediate and Noticeable Results: Dermal fillers provide instant volume and smooth out wrinkles, with results visible immediately after the treatment.
  2. Minimally Invasive Procedure: The procedure involves only a few small injections, making it less invasive than surgical options and allowing for quick recovery​​.
  3. Versatility: Dermal fillers can address various aesthetic concerns, including lip enhancement, cheek augmentation, and the reduction of deep lines and wrinkles.
  4. Collagen Stimulation: Some dermal fillers stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, leading to longer-lasting improvements in skin texture and firmness​.
  5. Customizable Treatments: The amount and type of filler can be adjusted to meet individual needs and aesthetic goals, ensuring personalized treatment plans​​.
  6. Minimal Downtime: Following the operation, patients can typically return to their regular activities with little interruption to their daily schedules.
  7. Long-Lasting Effects: Results can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending upon the type of filler used. This makes it a reliable way to keep a youthful impression.
  8. Reversible Options: Some fillers, particularly those made from hyaluronic acid, can be dissolved if necessary, offering a safety net for patients who are unsatisfied with their results​.

What to Expect During the Treatment

The provider will begin the procedure by thoroughly cleaning the targeted regions to ensure they are clear of makeup, oils, or other contaminants. A topical anesthetic may be spread to reduce pain and numb the region. Certain dermal fillers come pre-infused with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to help reduce any discomfort experienced during the injection procedure.

The practitioner then carefully injects the filler into precise face areas using a fine needle or cannula. The number of injections and the depth at which the filler is placed will vary depending on the treatment area and desired outcome. For example, more superficial injections may be used for fine lines, while deeper injections are needed for adding volume to the cheeks or jawline​.

You might feel a slight pinching or pressure during the injections, but most patients find the procedure quite tolerable. The complete procedure usually takes fifteen to sixty minutes, depending on the amount of the treatment.


With the help of our team at Vita Aesthetics, realize your potential for a more youthful and revitalized look. We offer diverse fillers that can be customized to fulfill your distinct aesthetic objectives. We provide customized treatments intended to produce natural-looking results with the least amount of downtime, whether your goal is to improve face contours, smooth out wrinkles, or restore lost volume.

Don’t put off getting the appearance you’ve always desired. Contact Vita Aesthetics right now to begin your journey toward skin that is beautiful and refreshed with an assessment. 

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