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The Magic of Fillers for Your Lips and Face

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Spring is a time of rejuvenation, and what better way to celebrate than by embracing a fresh, youthful look? If your lips and face are showing the effects of sun exposure and aging with fine lines and wrinkles, there’s an amazing, almost magical solution at hand.

At Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics in Fresno, California, our team of skilled medical care providers use injectable dermal fillers to safely and effectively smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Our treatments can make you look younger and healthier without needing cosmetic surgery like a traditional facelift.

The “magic” of dermal fillers

The most well-known cosmetic injectable is Botox / Juvederm Injectable, which precisely targets and paralyzes tiny facial muscles to relax wrinkles and fine lines. In contrast, dermal fillers consist of a gel containing hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that your body makes naturally. 

This hyaluronic gel is gently injected along lines or wrinkles using a very fine needle. The gel fills in gaps between the skin layers on your face and lips, and the body recognizes it as a natural substance. This process “plumps out” the wrinkles, folds, and lines, filling out our face and lips for a natural look that can take years off your appearance faster than you can say “Abracadabra!”

Types of dermal fillers

At Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics, we offer a range of dermal fillers, each designed to target a different aspect of your appearance. 

Juvéderm® Ultra

Juvéderm Ultra is used both in the lips themselves and for the perioral area (around the mouth and between the mouth and nose) to fill in lines and reduce the appearance of aging. 

Restylane® Defyne

Restylane Defyne is used for deep laugh lines, including the nasolabial folds (lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of your mouth) and marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of your mouth down either side of your chin).

Revanesse® Versa™   

Revanesse Versa can also be used for deeper nasolabial folds as well as other moderate facial wrinkles to provide a younger, fresher look.

Dermal filler injections

Your provider will make sure you’re comfortable during the entire process, and provide numbing agents if needed to ensure you won’t be in any pain during your treatment. It usually only takes a few minutes per series of injections along a line or wrinkle.  

Studies show that HA fillers are safe, predictable, and effective. Your results can be visible immediately and can last up to a year. Side effects are extremely minor, usually just some mild redness or swelling that can be iced at home.

Are you ready to meet spring with a fresh new face? Contact our Fresno-based office at 559-432-3438 or book an appointment online today.