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?
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 hydroxylapatite. 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.
Volbella is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines. Its effectiveness has been proven time and time again, delivering real results that last up to 1 year.
Vollure softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results for up to 18 months.
Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the first and only facial filler that is specifically designed to restore volume, and lift and contour the cheek area. It is also one of the longest lasting facial fillers, delivering results that last up to two years. Voluma has a thicker formula and is injected deeply in the face for more lifted firmer cheek area that can last up to two years.
Restylane 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.
The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother hyaluronic acid particles than those used in other Restylane® products. Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth
As skin loses elasticity with age, the lines that run from the sides of your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) appear more noticeable. The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Refyne is also designed to help support your natural expression—for real-life results that help maintain natural movement when you’re smiling, frowning and even puckering up.
Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deepened deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Using innovative cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.
Restylane Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face and hands. It’s specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks, midface area, and the back of the hands to help complete your aesthetic look — for face and hands. Help complete your aesthetic look with natural-looking volume in your cheeks and hands for a smoother, fuller appearance. Restylane® Lyft is a safe, effective and dissolvable HA filler. Through nonsurgical injections, treatment can be administered in your hands and face at the same appointment — and can result in a more youthful-looking appearance.
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.
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.