Dermal fillers help to restore lost volume, ease lines and soften wrinkles.
Dermal Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that binds to water. The gel-like liquid is injected under the skin to take up the extra space that has been created from your body’s loss of collagen. Nearly all dermal fillers are *reversible with the exception of collagen stimulators (Radiesse, Bellafil and Sculptra).
*If you are new to dermal fillers, rest assured that nearly all dermal fillers can be reversed. The exceptions are collagen stimulating fillers such as Bellafil, Radiesse and Sculptra. A solution of hyaluronidase/vitrase can be injected into the area to dissolve the filler.
How it works:
As we age, we lose collagen, experience the effects of sun damage, environmental factors and genetics. These factors can result in sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers help to restore lost volume, plump skin, and ease lines and wrinkles.
What to expect:
You may wonder why there are so many different dermal fillers. The reason is that each dermal filler has a unique consistency and molecule size. Our expert will choose the correct filler for your uniquely beautiful face and the area being treated. With so many options available when it comes to dermal fillers, it can be overwhelming choosing the brand that is best for you. Kati Midgley, PA-C, will perform an in-depth facial assessment to select the appropriate dermal filler to meet your needs.
Dermal fillers are best for treating:
- Nasolabial folds also known as smile lines
- Marionette lines (at the corner of mouth)
- Cheek hollows
- Undereye area
- Temporal hollows
Clarity specializes in many different brands of dermal fillers, including:
Artefill® | Bellafill® - Long-Lasting Results for Smile Lines
Artefill®|Bellafill® is a long-term, FDA approved filler used for treating smile lines. It is also becoming increasingly popular for “off-label” correction to augment the nose, chin and jaw line.
Results typically last up to five years and can provide long-term correction in one or two treatments.
Belotero Balance® - Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Belotero Balance is an FDA approved hyaluronic (HA) acid dermal filler that is one of the most pliable, softest fillers available. It instantly plumps and fills in lines and wrinkles. It is a reversible filler. Benefits can be seen immediately and last up to 9 months.
Juvederm® Ultra XC - Enhance Volume
Juvederm Ultra XC is an FDA-approved gel dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid to smooth wrinkles and softern moderate nasolabial folds. Whether you are looking to enhance the volume in your cheeks, to fill your parentheses lines, or to plump your lips, Juvederm has just the right formulation to meet your needs. The results of Juvderm fillers are natural and long-lasting.
Juvederm Ultra XC is infused with lidocaine for comfort. Benefits are seen immediately and last 6-10 months, dependant upon the condition of skin prior to treatment. This is a reversible filler.
Juvederm® Volbella - Treat verticle lip lines
Juvederm Volbella is an FDA-approved gel dermal filler specifically designed to fill vertical lip lines and restore natural, subtle fullness and shape to the lips. The results of Juvderm fillers are natural and long-lasting.
Juvederm Volbella is infused with lidocaine for comfort. Benefits are seen immediately and clinical studies show results may last up to 12 months with optimal treatment. This is a reversible filler.
Juvederm® Voluma XC - Restore volume to cheeks and mid-face
Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC is an FDA-approved long-term dermal filler (hyaluronic acid or HA), designed to treat the signs of aging through the cheeks and mid-face. It is best for lifting and contouring the mid-face and cheek area as well as restoring the “apple” to your cheeks.
Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC provides a natural looking lift to correct the signs of aging. Once full correction of the area has been obtained, your results may last up to two years. It is a reversible filler, which is injected deep (subcutaneous) into the skin. Kati Midgley, PA-C was one of the first injectors in Connecticut to use this long-term filler.
Juvederm® Vollure XC - Correct severe facial wrinkles and folds
Juvederm VOLLURE™ XC is an FDA-approved gel dermal filler used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This is a reversible filler. Benefits are seen immediately and clinical studies have shown results lasting from 6 to 18 months with optimal correction.
Radiesse® - Deep wrinkles and folds
Radiesse® is a calcium based product that adds volume to your face while stimulating your own collagen. Radiesse® works best for treatment of deep wrinkles and folds.
Radiesse is used as a global filler (over the entire face) to restore volume as well as hand volume. Also, it can also fill in scars and earlobes.
Kati Midgley, PA-c is proud to have taught a master class in Radiesse® to Connecticut physicians including board-certified plastic and reconstructive, facial plastic, and occuloplastic surgeons. She has been recognized as one of the top users of Radiesse® in Connecticut.
AFTER TREATMENT, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:
- Results will be immediate with continual improvement over next few days
- Possibility of bruising, tenderness, lumps or redness and swelling at the injection site.
- Results can last 7-12 months
Restylane® - Laugh Lines and Corners of Mouth
Restylane® is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that helps to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds that run from 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). It is an FDA-approved, reversible filler.
Restylane® DEFYNE/REFYNE - Deep Wrinkles and Folds
Two if the latest hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers from Galderma. These fillers utilize XpresHAn technology, This technology has been shown to give our patients just the right amount of lift along with flexibility to show their natural range of facial expressions. Restylane DEFYNE and Restylane REFYNE are the only two fillers available with this technology.
Restylane DEFYNE and REFYNE are excellent for:
- Moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds
- Maintaining natural movement and flexibility after a treatment, even when puckering up!
- Natural results that last up to 12 months
Restylane® LYFT - Cheeks and Smile Lines
Restylane LYFT is the first and only FDA-approved injectable dermal filler (hyaluronic acid gel) to provide fullness to the cheeks and smooth smile lines. Its unique formula includes lidocaine to enhance patient comfort during the injection treatment. It is a reversible filler.
Restylane LYFT is excellent for:
- Restoring fullness to cheeks
- Smoothing smile lines
- Subtle, natural-looking results
What to expect:
- Immediate results
- Subtle, natural-looking youthful cheek area
- Results that last 12 months or longer
- As with any injectable treatment there is a risk of bruising, swelling, redness and soreness at the injection site.
Restylane® Silk - Fuller, Defined Lips
Restylane Silk uses small hyaluronic acid particles to provide natural-looking results to the lips and lines surrounding the mouth. It is used to treat lip thinning, lost shape, and increased verticle lines above the lip.
RESTYLANE® SILK IS EXCELLENT FOR:
- Increasing volume in thinning lips
- Lip symmetry
- Defining the cupid’s bow
- Smoothing lines around the mouth
Sculptra® Aesthetic - Replace Volume Loss and Build Collagen
Sculptra® is the closest thing to a face lift in a bottle. It is a global filler that is designed to last about 2.5 years. It restores fullness and stimulates collagen growth gradually over the course of 3 treatments providing long term, natural results. This is a fine art and should only be administered by someone who is specially trained, with years of experience, like CLARITY’S Injectable Specialist, Kati Midgley, PA-C.
Sculptra® is considered an advanced filler that requires specialty training. Kati Midgley, PA-C is trained by all four of the International leading authorities on Sculptra®; Danny Vleggaar, MD, Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD, Richard W. Swift, MD and Ruth Tidaldi, MD. Ms. Midgley has been injecting Sculptra® since 2008. She is now one of the only Physician Assistants who trains physicians in the art of Sculptra®.
Sculptra® is a long-term dermal filler best for global volume loss. It is non-reversible.
Sculptra® is excellent for:
- Replacing areas of volume loss
- Correcting asymmetry
- Building collagen
- Temporal hollowing
- “Bony” or sharp features
After treatment, you will experience:
- Your face will be cleaned, prepped and a topical anesthetic will be applied
- Artistically placed injections through a cannula or small needle to correct volume loss and signs of aging
- There may be some discomfort
- The area may be tender, swollen and/or bruised for several days.
- A Sculptra series is administered n 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
- Results are gradual and natural looking, lasting up to 2 years
- Maintenance treatments after the 2 years can extend the benefits
Words cannot express how happy I am with my service. Kati did a filler on my laugh lines – the difference for me was amazing! I couldn’t stop looking at my face! People thought I looked more rested! I highly recommend this service or any of the services they offer. It’s life changing!
– Clarity Patient
Natural youthful results. Never over done.
Kati really listens to your concerns and the end result is perfect. Every result is a work in progress. I would not trust anyone else. She is a natural artist.
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