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Dermal fillers provide a quick, non-surgical, and relatively easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and folds on the face as a way to restore your youthful beauty. Gayoso Plastic Surgery offers dermal filler treatments for men and women in St. Petersburg and Tampa looking for a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation.

The Benefits of Dermal Fillers

As we age, many of us grow unhappy with our facial appearance. Folds and wrinkles begin to show in some places, while other places lose volume, creating a worn, aged appearance, especially in the eye region. Dermal fillers are a way to counteract these effects of aging to help restore the youthful appearance given by smooth facial contours and robust facial volume.

Am I a Good Candidate for Filler Injections?

If you feel facial folds or lost volume in your face makes you look prematurely old or perpetually tired, you may be able to turn back the clock with dermal fillers. To learn whether dermal fillers can help you, please call or email Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation. Facial rejuvenation with fillers is performed by Dr. Gayoso and Jessica McCarry, PA-C.

What Dermal Fillers Correct: “Wrinkle Treatment” Using Fillers……

Dermal fillers can work correct two symptoms of facial aging: depressed skin folds (wrinkles) and a loss of volume in the facial area. They can also be used to correct places where lacking volume contributes to an unaesthetic appearance. Dermal fillers are used to:

  • Fill hollows under the eyes
  • Diminish nasolabial folds (parentheses lines around the mouth)
  • Plump small or thin lips
  • Accentuate cheek bones
  • Augment a small or receding chin

Not all fillers are good for all purposes. Fillers should be considered temporary solutions–treatments will have to be repeated to maintain results.

What Are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable materials made of a biologically-derived or biocompatible material. At Gayoso Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gayoso and Jessica McCarry PA-C,  commonly use the Juvéderm line of fillers. These fillers are made of a smooth gel made from hyaluronic acid, a chemical naturally found in the skin, eyes, joints, and elsewhere. Hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases with age, which contributes to the skin’s difficulty in retaining moisture. Because it is a natural ingredient, it is absorbed fairly quickly by the body. However, it is capable of hold a significant amount of water, so as it is absorbed it uses water molecules to maintain its volume, which helps the filler to have a longer lifespan of effective results.

The following Juvéderm fillers are the go-to for Dr. Gayoso and Jessica McCarry PA-C:

Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid filler from the Juvéderm line of fillers. Because it is the most cohesive and firmest of the Juvéderm fillers, it is perfect for injecting into the cheek area to lift and correct volume loss and into the chin for an improved jawline and balanced profile. Results from Voluma typically last 1-2 years.

Vollure XC is a hyaluronic acid filler from the Juvéderm line of fillers. Less cohesive than Voluma but still providing structure, Vollure is commonly used to correct facial folds such as nasolabial folds. Results from Vollure usually last 9-12 months but can last up to 18 months.

Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid filler from the Juvéderm line of fillers. The softest of the Juvéderm fillers, Volbella is perfect for correcting fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and throughout the face. It can also be used for a very subtle lip augmentation. Results from Volbella usually last 6-9 months, depending on where it is injected.

Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a hyaluronic acid Juvéderm filler. Ultra Plus is more structured than Ultra but not as firm as Vollure or Voluma, so it can be used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and provide a plump lip augmentation. Ultra Plus can last up to 1 year, but some areas like the lips usually need another syringe 6 months later.

Juvéderm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid Juvéderm filler. Softer than Ultra Plus but more cohesive and structured than Volbella, Ultra can provide correction of moderate facial wrinkles and folds and a natural lip augmentation. Depending on where it is injected, Ultra can last between 6 months and 1 year.

Dermal Filler Recovery

The injections process only takes 30 minutes to complete. There is no recovery period or required downtime following your treatment. You should be able to resume all normal activities. There may be some slight swelling and redness around the injection sites but these issues should subside quickly.

The Cost of Dermal Fillers

Cost can vary based on the number of areas treated and the amount of product needed to properly address the aesthetic issues of the patient. Price and payment options can be discussed during your initial consultation at Gayoso Plastic Surgery.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

As a general rule, dermal fillers are very safe. The only complications typically seen are minor swelling, an allergic reaction, or mistakes made by injectors. This makes it very important that you work with an injector who not only has experience with the filler you are using, but also has a good understanding of the facial anatomy and the principles of augmentation for improving facial appearance with dermal fillers.

Why Choose Gayoso Plastic Surgery for Your Dermal Fillers

Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso is a board-certified plastic surgeon  with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy. Together with Jessica McCarry, PA-C,  they have helped thousands of patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, and across Florida to get the benefits of facial rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers.  Our Physician Assistant, Jessica McCarry, is a National Trainer for Allergan, training physicians and other providers on filler and Botox injections.  She has a keen eye for facial aesthetics and is widely regarded by her peers as an expert injector in the Tampa Bay area.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about dermal filler treatments in St. Petersburg and Tampa with Dr. Gayoso and Jessica McCarry, PA-C, please schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation at Gayoso Plastic Surgery today. Our team can perform a thorough evaluation of your face and let you know if facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers is the right choice for you.