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Facial and hand fillers for the Havertown, Main Line, PA, Delaware Valley, and greater Philadelphia Area
Wrinkles and folds are among the most obvious signs of aging. There are multiple reasons these unwanted lines may form on the face and elsewhere. A primary cause is the loss of collagen and other vital skin elements as time goes by. Mind Your Skin offers dermal fillers for Philadelphia and Havertown-area patients who want to address this gradual depletion. Norbertus Robben, MD restores a youthful smoothness, structure, and contour to the skin. He adds the filler where it is best deployed. Treatment sessions last a mere 20 to 30 minutes, but can yield results that last for up to a year and a half, depending on the area and the filler used.
Mind Your Skin draws from multiple communities (Havertown, Broomall, West Chester, Media, and Springfield; the Main Line towns of Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Wynnewood and Narberth). We carry two families of hyaluronic dermal fillers—Juvederm® and Restylane®—each with multiple sub-formulas for specific treatment areas and results. Dr. Robben brings years of experience and skill to each injection session, working to administer the ideal version and amount of dermal fillers in the targeted area to produce beautiful and natural-looking results.
First, it is important to understand that youthful skin gets its texture and resilience mainly from three molecules. These are collagen, fat, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. Collagen is what gives skin its strength, structure, and flexibility. Hyaluronic acid fills that collagen-built structure with moisture as it binds to water molecules. Elastin ensures that skin pulled out of shape will not stay stretched out, but will return to its resting state.
Young people have these three molecules in abundance in their skin. But ultraviolet solar radiation, environmental damage, and age-related degradation cause their levels to drop throughout a person’s 20s, 30s, and beyond. Without sufficient amounts of these vital elements, skin loses volume and grows lax, leading to wrinkles and sagging. In addition, underlying fat pads shrink and even the bony skeleton changes shape. Because of all of this, there is generally a deepening, downward turning, and descent of important features.
Dermal fillers counter that loss by replenishing water content and/or volume. Mind Your Skin’s dermal fillers are gels of hyaluronic acid, with the formulas made especially to bring more youthful levels of hydration back into the skin. Radiesse®, which has a calcium-based formula, is available as well.
Purposeful use of the various Dermal Fillers
Juvederm® XC (Extra Comfort)
Collagen and hyaluronic acid loss typically lead to the formation of nasolabial folds from the nose to mouth and “parentheses” that frame the mouth even on relatively young faces. Other moderate to severe lines that develop include marionette lines that form vertically between the mouth and chin. Juvederm® XC reduces the appearance of these lines. The latest addition to this family is Vollure®.
Juvederm Vollure® XC
Due to its ability to stretch and recoil with normal expression movement in the area, this dermal filler excels at addressing nasolabial folds, and in addition, has a formulation that lasts longer than most hyaluronic acid fillers in the skin.
You may have had thin lips since birth. Ordinarily, a gradual reduction in volume happens over time as collagen breaks down faster than it is replaced. Patients who want a fuller, plumper look can choose the Ultra version of this dermal filler to add noticeable volume to their smile; UltraPlus is more resilient and better deployed at downturns, marionette’s lines and areas of volume loss.
Juvederm Volbella® XC
Sometimes lips need a more subtle boost, as opposed to an obvious increase in fullness. This dermal filler provides just that! It reduces the severity of vertical lip (“smoker’s”) lines as well, and also other lines on the face that are of an ‘etched-in’ nature.
Unique among the Juvederm® family of dermal fillers, Voluma® focuses on midfacial contours. Volume—and thereby roundness—to the “apple” of the cheek, correct for a loss of collagen and fat that can lead to a flat or hollow look. Since volume loss in the midface also causes sagging, this filler can serve to provide a “liquid facial lift”. Vycross® crosslinking technology extends the longevity of this filler’s results (after full correction) up to 18 months.
This family includes Restylane® to reduce the appearance of general facial wrinkles and folds. Refyne™ takes on a moderate laugh and smile lines, while Defyne™ addresses deep laugh and smile lines. Silk adds volume to the lips and treats wrinkles in the area around the mouth. Finally Lyft contours the midface and fills heavier wrinkles and folds. It is deployed to rejuvenate the back of the hands.
Revanesse® VersaTM is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds.
Radiesse® Dermal Filler
This filler is useful to reduce the appearance of deeper facial wrinkles and folds. It is well suited for facial contouring and addresses volume or bony deficits. Radiesse® is also adds volume to the backside of the hands. There it creates a more youthful look pushing back against an excessively crêpey and or veiny appearance.
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To begin with, Dr. Robben leads complimentary consultations so patients can explain the cosmetic issues they want to be addressed. He then works with him to decide on the ideal treatment strategy. The actual injection session can be as brief as 15 to 20 minutes. Specifics depend on the dermal fillers being used and which area(s) of the face is/are treated.
There is a slight pinching sensation when a dermal filler is administered. Subsequently, this can be followed by swelling, redness, discomfort, or bruising—all expected to be minimal. Afterward, any such side effects should fade within days, if not hours after a session.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Results Last?
Generally, the volume-adding nature of dermal fillers causes results to be visible right away. Full integration though takes a week or two, as the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid take hold.
Dermal fillers gradually dissipate over time. Some last six months or so, and others up to 18, before re-treatment becomes needed. Mind Your Skin offers a long-term Maintenance Program. This especially suits patients who want to ensure their youthful look lasts as long as they want it to.
Fillers have different characteristics. Hence no single answer is apropos as to how long dermal fillers are going to last.
What Else is Available in the areas surrounding Havertown and the wider Philadelphia Area?
Dr. Robben makes a wide range of cosmetic treatments available at Mind Your Skin so consequently there can be a solution uniquely suited for each patient. The Practice is conveniently situated off of I-476 within minutes of multiple Main Line and Delaware Valley communities. Women and men with signs of aging due to facial muscle activity require a different injectable, known as a neuromodulator. The most popular is BOTOX®, with Dysport®, Jeuveau, and Xeomin® as available alternatives to relax wrinkle-revealing muscles.
In short Dr. Robben’s mission is to truly hear each patient’s aesthetic goals and match him or her to an ideal treatment strategy that fits within their budget.
Ready for a complimentary consultation? Discuss dermal fillers® at the Philadelphia and Havertown area's Mind Your Skin by calling 610-924-0800 or send a message online.
Dr. Norbertus Robben and the Mind Your Skin team offer BOTOX®, Jeuveau™, Dysport™, Xeomin®, Juvederm® and other dermal fillers, Kybella®, laser hair reduction, IPL, laser skin tightening, resurfacing, and rejuvenation; laser vein treatments; vaginal rejuvenation; UltraShape®; VelaShape-III®, chemical peels; microdermabrasion; microneedling; and more for the Havertown and Philadelphia areas.