We offer three different Dermal Filler treatments here at
the Brentwood Medical Group&
About the Treatment
The dermal fillers, Juvederm™ and
Radiesse™, are injectable gels made from
hyaluronic acid that can be used in nonsurgical,
physician-administered treatments. Hyaluronic acid, is a
naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to
hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with
age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.
The gels work to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid
in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds. The
fillers are eased under the skin using a fine needle to
augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis, the dense
inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis, to add volume
and diminish wrinkles and folds. Please consult with us
to decide which filler or combination of fillers are best
for meeting your needs.
Conditions that may be treated include:
wrinkles and folds in the lower third
of the face
smiles lines between the nose and
small lines above the lip
frown lines between the eyes
creases at the corners of the
Procedure & Results
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers do not require allergy tests
prior to treatment. The entire procedure takes
approximately 15 minutes and has no downtime. You should
see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most
patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle
smoothing, and the results last up to 6 months or more.
However, results may vary and correction is temporary.
Supplemental "touch up" treatments may be required to
achieve and maintain optimal results.
Before treatment, avoid any medications that can prolong
bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal
anti-inflammatories, for at least a week in order to
reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection
Potential Side Effects and Post-treatment
After treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise,
excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of
alcoholic beverages for 24 hours. Some temporary
injection-related reactions may occur, including redness,
pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown
that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear
up on their own in 7 days or less. Utilize an ice-pack on
any irritation or swelling.
Conditions that may exclude you from treatment with dermal
fillers include severe allergies marked by a history of
anaphylaxis, multiple severe allergies, and allergies to
gram-positive bacterial proteins.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found
throughout the body. For example, it adds volume to the
skin, lubricates the joints, and gives the eye its shape.
How do Radiesse and Juvederm differ
from other dermal fillers?
Juvederm and Radiesse are non-animal forms of
hyaluronic acid. These products have many advantages over
similar products used for dermal enhancement. No
sensitivity testing is required prior to administration
and no allergic reactions have been reported. Additionally,
the results of these treatments last much longer than many
of the alternatives.