Feeling Full Can Feel (and Look) Great – Popular Dermal Fillers

Lunch – an hour sure isn’t a lot of time to get much done. That’s okay, because maybe you don’t need a lot done. For the most part, all you really need to do is grab some fast food and maybe a little facial rejuvenation. Plenty of time! If you’re experiencing signs of aging related to the loss of fat volume under the skin (lines and wrinkles in the cheeks and around the eyes, nose or mouth), a simple procedure may be all you need to experience a more youthful look. Consider it an opportunity for a little “you time” – make that a lot of “you time” (up to 2 years) – without the downtime associated with some other, more invasive plastic surgery procedures in Sacramento. It’s just one of the reasons why injectable dermal fillers are the fastest growing non-surgical, aesthetic procedure in the U.S., according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Skincare & Laser Center in Sacramento for a full menu of dermal fillers that are sure to treat the spot.


An FDA-approved dermal filler, made of unique calcium-based micro-spheres suspended in a natural water-based gel that is injected into the skin through a safe and minimally invasive procedure. The results of the procedure – a plumping up of lines and wrinkles around the mouth – are immediate and typically last a year or more. Cost: $500.00 per syringe and $200.00 per “touch-up” syringe.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus

From the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, FDA-approved JUVÉDERM gels are hyaluronic acids that help attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density. Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for deeper wrinkles and folds. Both have immediate results that may last 6 months or longer. Cost: $475.00 per syringe for Ultra, $500.00 per syringe for Ultra Plus.


Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable poly-L-lactic acid that is intended for the restoration or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in the cheeks and around the eyes, nose and mouth. A series of injections spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart is suggested and results can last up to 2 years after the first treatment session in most patients. Cost: varies based on the area treated and number of sessions.


Restylane’s more robust formulation for the treatment of deeper folds, this natural hyaluronic acid is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severed folds and wrinkles on the face resulting from the loss of facial fat. Additionally, Perlane can fill in acne scars, as well as augment both the lips and chin. Results last 6 to 9 months or longer. Cost: $550.00 per syringe.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Approved by the FDA for the temporary correction of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in men and women between the ages of 18 and 65, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a 15-20 minute procedure in which a purified protein (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is injected to temporarily block nerve impulses from reaching the muscles. The results – a smoothing and softening of expression lines – can last from 3 to 4 months. Safely used in millions of procedures, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be combined with other injectable fillers to achieve enhanced facial rejuvenation. Cost: $12.00 per unit with no injector fees.


FDA-approved dermal filler made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid used to restore volume, treat scars, wrinkles, folds and furrows on the face. Recent research indicates the injectable filler stimulates the growth of new collagen, and possibly prevents its breakdown. Since 1996, over 3 million Restylane treatments have taken place in over 70 countries. The procedure can be administered over lunch, with results lasting as long as 6 months. Cost: $500.00 per syringe.

Call 916-569-0861 now to learn more about cosmetic surgery procedures, facial rejuvenation and medical spa services for both men and women, such as injectable dermal fillers. Sacramento plastic surgeons at The Skincare & Laser Center and at The Plastic Surgery Center make enhancing the body, mind and spirit easy. With offices on Scripps Drive in Sacramento and in Granite Bay, looking and feeling your best is convenient as well.

To find out more about how we can help you look and feel your best, why not request an appointment with our medical spa team right now? Also, be sure to reserve your spot at a Free Seminar hosted by The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento if you’d like to learn more about subjects such as breast augmentation and tummy tucks.