Dr. Harris offers the latest trends in dermal fillers to give you the best possible results. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in the body) and are carefully injected under the skin to help treat volume loss in the cheekbones, nasolabial folds, smile lines and lips.
While Botox is used to prevent and treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, fillers are generally used to increase volume and give patients a much more youthful appearance in the lower face.
At Prescott Botox we use products from a company called Allergan, and offers all products in the Juvederm family of fillers. These include Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, and the latest additions like Vollure, Volbella and Voluma that last longer and provide the best results.
Juvederm Ultra XC
An injectable gel with hyaluronic acid and lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment. This is a thinner product than the others listed here and is typically used in the lips to volumize and reduce fine lines around the mouth. This is also available without lidocaine if patients prefer.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
A slightly thicker gel with lidocaine. This product can be used in the lips to volumize and reduce lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC also is commonly used to fill smile lines, nasolabial folds and other deeper lines in the face.
Lifts and contours the cheek area which can also help lift the corners of the mouth, smooth out nasolabial folds and help define the jawline. This filler is a life changer- it can take years off your face, giving you a youthful look that can last up to 2 years.
Similar in use to Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, it is a thicker product used for smoothing lines around the mouth and the nasolabial folds, but it is designed to last up to 18 months making it the best value for your money.
A hyaluronic acid-based filler that is specifically designed for the lips and is the thinnest products listed here. Dr. Harris can use Volbella to subtly add volume and contour to the lips, while also smoothing vertical smoker’s lines.
A Typical Appointment
A typical filler visit starts with some topical numbing cream applied to the area to be treated and is left on for approximately 20 minutes. This will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment time. Dr. Harris will then work with you to determine the areas you would like corrected and get a treatment plan in place.
Typically a dermal filler appointment will take between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the number of areas to be treated. Patients often worry about it being painful, and while it is not a completely comfortable procedure, the topical numbing cream along with lidocaine in the injection itself leave many patients surprised with how painless it can be!
Patients should expect bleeding and bruising after the treatment, along with swelling. These can last up to 2 weeks so please plan any events accordingly. And as always, Dr. Harris offers free 15 minute consultations if you would like to know what your options are as far as fillers go. Multiple syringes and multiple visits may be necessary to achieve optimal correction. Treatments last from 6 months to 2 years depending on the filler used and the area it is applied to.
This can be done at the same appointment as your Botox if you have concerns about wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, between the eyebrows and on the forehead.