Fillers Specialist

Northpoint Aesthetics

Medical Spa located in Northglenn, CO

Volume loss is one of the main culprits behind fine lines and deep wrinkles, but a youthful-looking complexion is possible with the help of dermal fillers. At Northpoint Aesthetics in Northglenn, Colorado, Dr. Jillian Ciocchetti offers dermal fillers to patients who want to plump up saggy skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. To find out if dermal fillers are the right option for you, call Northpoint Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectables made out of a gel-like substance that add volume to saggy skin and wrinkles. A popular facial rejuvenation treatment, fillers provide dramatic yet natural results without the pain and downtime that come with cosmetic surgery. In addition to smoothing deep wrinkles, dermal fillers offer a number of other benefits, including:

  • Enhanced and contoured facial features
  • Restored volume around the cheeks
  • Plumped-up skin around the temples
  • Reduced appearance of vertical lip lines
  • Enhanced lips
  • Improved facial symmetry
  • Smoothed chin creases
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth

What makes dermal fillers uniquely popular among patients looking for smoother, younger-looking skin is that they provide instant results that last for several months at a time.

How are fillers different from Botox®?

The main difference between dermal fillers and Botox is that the latter smoothes wrinkles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing the facial muscles to relax. Botox only reduces the appearance of wrinkles that have formed due to repeated muscle movements. The treatment is best used to address muscle-related wrinkles, also known as dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows), and forehead wrinkles.

Meanwhile, dermal fillers, which are designed to plump and firm skin, are best suited for static wrinkles — those that have formed due primarily to volume loss — such as sunken cheeks, thin lips, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. If you’re not yet concerned with wrinkles, fillers can help contour and reshape your face, as well as enhance your best features.

How long do the results last?

Your results depend entirely on your individual case. In most instances, opting to have a denser filler deeply injected will provide more dramatic, long-lasting results than a lighter product conservatively injected into your skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers typically provide the most temporary results, lasting about 6-18 months at a time. On the other hand, synthetic fillers provide longer-lasting results, while fat injections may last permanently.

Dr. Ciocchetti will make a recommendation depending on your level of volume loss, wrinkle depth, and willingness to return for touch-ups. If natural, instant results are what you’re looking for, dermal fillers may be the right option for you. To learn more about your rejuvenation options, call Dr. Ciocchetti at Northpoint Aesthetics, or book an appointment online today.