At Annapolis Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide selection of the top dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables to help you achieve the most natural looking results. Dr. Bryan Ambro is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, able to deliver precise treatment for exceptional results. Our top brands include Botox®, Dysport®, Juvéderm® and Restylane®. We also carry some of the newest long-lasting fillers on the market: Sculptra® and Voluma™.
What’s the Difference Between Botox® & Dermal Fillers?
Botox® is a botulinum type cosmetic injectable that minimizes wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in the forehead, brows and around the eyes. There are several similar treatments including Xeomin® and Dysport®.
Dermal fillers, by contrast, minimize wrinkles by restoring volume to a specific area of the face. Facial fillers can be made from a variety of substances, one of the most popular being hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and helps promote hydration and fullness.
Which Dermal Filler Is Right For Me?
When it comes to dermal fillers, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. To select the best facial filler, you need to first select a highly qualified cosmetic doctor who can evaluate your skin and recommend the filler that’s going to help you achieve the best results.
Today’s fillers are made from a variety of materials including collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatate. Each works in its own unique way to restore volume to the skin, smoothing away wrinkles and defining facial contours. Some of the most popular dermal fillers in our Annapolis plastic surgery center are:
Juvéderm is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, from Allergan, the maker of Botox®. This facial filler is specially designed to treat wrinkles and facial folds around the mouth and nose. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found naturally in the skin, the higher concentration of HA, combined with the smooth formulation make Juvéderm longer lasting (up to 6 months or more) than other HA dermal fillers. Juvéderm has also proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
Voluma is a new filler from the Juvéderm family and is the first and only dermal filler FDA-approved for immediate volume restoration in the cheeks. The Voluma filler is injected deep in the skin for a long lasting lift that can last up to two years.
Restylane® & Perlane®
Restylane and Perlane are from the same family of fillers. Like Like Juvéderm, they are hyaluronic acid facial fillers, designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds in the mid-face. One of the most exciting features of Restylane is the first and only dermal filler FDA-approved for lip enhancement. Restylane can restore fullness and symmetry to the lips for up to 6 months or longer. Perlane is one of the longest lasting facial fillers, composed of cross linked gel particles which breakdown more slowly than Restylane and Juvéderm.
Sculptra Aesthetic is one of the longest lasting dermal filler on the market and is often recommended to restore the lost facial fullness seen with aging. The filler is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), the same material used for decades in dissolvable stitches. The microparticles of PLLA work deep within the skin to stimulate your body to make new collagen and re-build the volume seen in a youthful face.
Belotero® & Restylane Silk®
Belotero® & Restylane Silk® are recent additions to the dermal filler market and are designed to address nasolabial folds, lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and provide natural looking lip enhancement. Both products are an injectable gel formulation that can effectively treat noticeable lines and thinning lips without causing lumpiness or changes in the natural movement of surrounding tissue. The natural look and feel only enhances the lasting results that patients typically experience.
Dr. Ambro also offers fat transfer to the face, where fat is removed from your own body and then grafted into areas of the face for a natural, long lasting lift. Fat is removed through liposuction, which is often down in the chin or neck region for a total facial transformation.