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Fillers

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent.

The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars

Westwind Cosmetic & Laser Center in El Paso, Texas offers several dermal fillers to address the signs of aging. Based on your treatment goals, Dr. Mina Haidarian will help determine which filler is best for you.

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC

When it comes to beauty, who doesn’t want softer facial contours and diminished wrinkles and scars? That’s where soft-tissue fillers such as Juvéderm® come in. Juvéderm comes in three formulations—Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC for facial wrinkles, Juvéderm Ultra XC for fuller lips, and Juvéderm Voluma XC for fuller cheeks.

Made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a smooth gel filler that helps to add volume and

At Westwind Cosmetic & Laser Center in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Mina Haidarian injects the gel directly under the skin to instantly restore your skin's volume and help smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. The most common areas Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC targets include:

  • Moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Folds alongside the nose and corner of the mouth (known as nasolabial folds or smile lines)
  • Vertical lip lines or marionette lines

Known for her careful application, Dr. Haidarian thoughtfully fills in facial folds and creases for the most natural and aesthetically pleasing results.

Juvéderm® Ultra XC

Have you always longed for fuller lips? Juvéderm® Ultra XC plumps thinning lips to restore their volume and shape. This specially formulated hyaluronic acid gel can help you achieve the fuller, more defined lips you desire.

Dr. Haidarian will gently administer Juvéderm® Ultra XC just below the surface of the lips. The gel contains a small amount of local anesthetic that reduces any discomfort you might feel. Within a matter of minutes you are done and can immediately go about your day.

Most patients begin to see natural-looking, fuller lips within 3 months, and results typically last for up to one year. Now that’s worth smiling about!

Juvederm® Voluma XC

As you age, your cheeks lose volume and begin to look flat and hollow. Juvéderm Voluma® XC restores fullness and contour to your cheeks, re-creating a more youthful profile. As the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the cheek area, Juvéderm Voluma instantly adds volume to gently lift the cheek area.

Dr. Haidarian will inject the filler under the skin of your cheeks. Because the hyaluronic acid solution also contains lidocaine, you will feel very little discomfort. Within minutes you will notice plumper, fuller cheeks. Best of all, the results last for up to two years!

Radiesse®

While aging is inevitable, dermal fillers like Radiesse® can rejuvenate your skin and slow the aging process. Over time, skin loses collagen and elastin, which help keep skin supple and youthful. As this occurs, wrinkles and creases begin to develop.

Composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, Radiesse adds volume and stimulates skin to produce new collagen. The increased volume makes your skin look fuller and corrects facial lines and wrinkles such as those around the nose (nasolabial folds) and mouth (marionette lines), as well as chin wrinkles and pre-jowl folds.

After discussing your treatment goals, Dr. Haidarian will gently administer Radiesse below the skin in the areas you want to target. Most patients will immediately notice a visible difference with only one treatment. Over time, Radiesse will help increase the production of collagen for results that may last for up to a year.

Belotero Balance®

Say goodbye to wrinkles with Belotero Balance®. This specially formulated hyaluronic acid filler adds volume to your skin to visibly diminish moderate-to-severe wrinkles and lines around the nose, mouth, and chin.

Dr. Haidarian will inject Belotero Balance into the specific areas of your face you want to target, such as smile lines (the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth), vertical and corner lip lines, and chin wrinkles. You will instantly notice a smoother, natural look that will last for 6 months or more.

Helping you achieve the supplest skin, soft contours, and best appearance is our top priority at Westwind Cosmetic & Laser Center. For younger-looking skin in a matter of minutes, schedule your Juvéderm treatment today. Call Dr. Haidarian at (915) 845-4600 or request a consultation using our online form.

FAQs

What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is an injectable gel that temporarily adds volume to facial tissue or lips and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

There are a number of dermal fillers available. Westwind Cosmetic & Laser Center offers Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Radiesse®, and Belotero Balance®.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin.

In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.

How are dermal fillers used in treatment?

Dr. Haidarian will gently ease the injectable gel into your skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as smile lines or parentheses (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines (oral commissures).

Dermal fillers temporarily add volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

Is a dermal filler treatment painful?

Injections are administered directly into the skin using a fine needle. Although the smooth consistency gel allows Dr. Haidarian to administer it easily and smoothly, patients may experience some discomfort during and after the injection. Dr. Haidarian may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to minimize discomfort.

Additionally, Juvéderm products are formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience.

How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes. You'll also need to allow time to consult with Dr. Haidarian prior to treatment. There is no downtime, so you can resume your daily activities immediately after treatment.

What are the possible side effects of dermal fillers?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature and short in duration (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

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