You’re not ready for a Facelift! For our younger patients, our full line of dermal fillers and injectables are a way to return youthful suppleness to your skin without the commitment of surgery. If you’re in your 20s, consider these non-invasive alternatives as preventative measures to address the unwelcome signs of aging before they fully arrive. Dermal fillers are safe and easy. A rejuvenating rendezvous at the Leffel Center wraps up in 30 minutes or less. Give your looks a lift at lunch in the time it takes to wait in line at Starbucks.
Dr. Linda Leffel and her expert staff serve Central Oregon with the finest and most affordable aesthetic treatments available. Located in the beautiful city of Bend, the Leffel Center for Cosmetic, Breast and Laser Surgery specializes in non-invasive and surgical solutions for women and men of every age who want to look and feel their best. Contact us to see if you’re a good candidate for any of our transformative procedures. Call (541) 388-3006 to schedule a consultation.
- 1 About Dermal Fillers
- 2 What are Dermal Fillers Used For?
- 3 Dermal Fillers vs. Botox
- 4 Your Personal Consultation With Dr. Leffel
- 5 Types of Dermal Fillers
- 6 Results & Recovery
- 7 Complementary Procedure:
- 8 Complementary Procedure: Ultherapy with Botox
- 9 What Do Dermal Fillers Cost in Central Oregon?
- 10 References
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that provide volume to aging skin. They are frequently added to the face to smooth wrinkles and fill sunken areas. Dermal fillers can also plump lips and restore a youthful appearance to the back of the hands. There are several types of dermal fillers, each with different base components. These include hyaluronic-based, calcium-based and polylactic acid-based. Each of them treats different areas and addresses special concerns. Dr. Leffel is proud to offer Juvéderm, Voluma, Vobella, Vollure, Radiesse, Belotero, Sculptra and Restylane to meet the aesthetic needs of all her patients.
What are Dermal Fillers Used For?
- Adding volume to areas of the face that begin to appear sunken or hollow over time, such as the cheeks, the temples and under the eyes
- Plumping thin lips, softening lip lines, or improving symmetry to your lips
- Smoothing out deep smile creases from the nose to the lips (nasolabial folds) and mouth (marionette lines) and upturning at the corners of your mouth
- Filling in scars, acne scars, or indentations
- Adding volume to the back of the hands to restore lost hand volume and conceal prominent veins
Dermal Fillers vs. Botox
Dermal fillers and Botox are both FDA-approved injectables used to combat facial wrinkles. However, the way they accomplish this is very different. Dermal fillers are made of sterile gel that adds volume to the skin. They soften fine lines and wrinkles by literally filling the areas with product. Botox contains purified botulinum toxin which reduces the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet by temporarily stopping muscle contractions at the site. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by facial expressions such as smiling, squinting or frowning. Botox allows the muscles to relax. This smooths fine lines and wrinkles and prevents future ones from forming. Botox will last approximately four months.
Many men and women benefit from both dermal fillers and Botox to reduce their wrinkles. Botox and Juvéderm or Radiesse are often performed together for optimal results. We offer all of these effective treatments at the Leffel Center.
Your Personal Consultation With Dr. Leffel
Your consultation is your opportunity to sit with Dr. Leffel and discuss your aesthetic goals. The doctor will perform an examination of your face or hands, taking into consideration your natural proportions and skin quality. If she finds you to be a good candidate for dermal fillers, she will explain your ideal course of treatment. Your treatment may be performed during the consultation if possible and appropriate.
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Your personal consultation will be enhanced by TouchMD, a digital communication tool with pictures, video and other information so that all who enter the Leffel Center leave fully informed. Dr. Leffel enjoys helping people to improve their lives by enhancing their appearance. Patient education is a big part of fulfilling that mission. Contact us to schedule your personal consultation and learn more about our many popular procedures. Call (541) 388-3006.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that reverses many signs of facial aging. It effectively reduces fine lines and deep creases. It can also “plump up” the lips, sculpt the cheeks and restore a youthful shape to the face. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen to support the skin. Results last from nine months to two years depending on the area being treated. Juvéderm can be made to last even longer by pairing it with Botox.
Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so there is little risk of an allergic reaction. Radiesse can treat the nasolabial folds, perioral lines and cheeks. It is FDA-approved for injection at the back of the hands, an often overlooked area for cosmetic enhancement.
Belotero Balance is an injectable filler that quickly integrates with your skin. Immediately upon injection, Belotero plumps the skin and smooths away wrinkles. Belotero Balance is made of hyaluronic acid or HA, a natural component of the skin. HA has the capacity to bind to water, making it an ideal dermal filler. It binds with the skin’s own water to fill wrinkles and folds!
Sculptra is an injectable product used to counteract the loss of fat beneath the skin (a condition called lipoatrophy.) Dr. Leffel injects Sculptra into the deep dermal layers to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations and wrinkles. Its main component is an alpha-hydroxy acid that has been used for 20 years in surgical products like dissolvable sutures. Clinical trials have shown that the benefits of Sculptra treatments can last up to two years.
Restylane is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout our bodies. It carries little risk of an allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the side of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many, many months.
Results & Recovery
There is no downtime necessary after dermal filler injections. The injection sites may initially be slightly swollen or red, but these effects will go away in a few hours. Patients should avoid exercise or other strenuous activities for the remainder of the day. The day you receive your fillers, avoid weight lifting or long-distance running!
Dermal fillers are not a permanent solution for the signs of aging. But, with routine treatments, the results can be long-lasting.
It’s time to get proactive, baby! “Baby Botox” describes a fun-sized injectable treatment bespoke for our younger patients. A microdose of neuromodulators goes a long way toward preserving the smooth yet emotive face of your brightest years. Enjoy radiant skin well into your 30s!
Maybe you’ve given your boyfriend the “furrowed brow” look one too many times. Young women 25 years and older need just a 10-unit dose of bodacious Botox at the glabellar lines keep the “11” out of their eyebrows. Is there anything Botox can’t do?
Baby Botox treatments are a great “beauty hack” for fighting wrinkles before they start. Even better, small doses are far less likely to create the “frozen face” look so indicative of botched Botox treatments of the past. Our 10-unit “baby” injections are less than half of our standard doses (standard doses are usually about 25 units). Accuracy counts. Our skilled clinicians know exactly where to inject your treatment so it can do the most good.
Dr. Leffel recommends Baby Botox micro-injections as a highly targeted enhancement for young women and men in their 20s. Read the Leffel Center’s blog for more tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing longer.
Complementary Procedure: Ultherapy with Botox
Ultherapy is an ultrasound-based skin-tightening procedure. It is safe for all skin types because it bypasses the epidermis and works beneath the surface. Ultherapy’s soundbath of sonic waves mimic the effects of a surgical Facelift. The procedure lifts the jowls and smooths the neck. Ultherapy is an easy way to have a noninvasive Browlift. Its downtime is minimal and its results are almost immediate.
You will trumpet your glowing skin after your Ultherapy treament.
Ultherapy’s ultrasound action is amplified with some strategic Botox injections. In fact, Botox and Ultherapy are better together. We recommend a little Botox at the eyes and forehead right after your Ultherapy for the best results.
What Do Dermal Fillers Cost in Central Oregon?
Your personal consultation is the first step in determining your precise course of treatment. Dr. Leffel will quote you an accurate cost following your physical examination. The Leffel Center’s full suite of services can help women of any age look and feel their best. Contact us to see if you’re a good candidate for dermal fillers and injectables. Call (541) 388-3006 to schedule a consultation.
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