Collagen as You Age
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial folds and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
What Do Dermal Fillers Treat?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that add volume where you need it. Dermal filler is used to restore lost facial volume that results from the natural aging process and also to correct a number of concerns. Dermal filler treatments can be used to improve facial asymmetry, provide fuller and more defined lips, and improve the appearance of undereye dark circles from hollowness (collagen loss) or from undereye bags. Though similar, each dermal filler product has its ideal application. Knowing what works best, and where the product is needed, is often the key to creating the best possible results. Because of our expert training, Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic in Kansas City has successfully used these filler products for many years leading to an in-depth knowledge of their capabilities and limitations.
Dermal Filler Products
Juvéderm is ideal for lip augmentation and moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth, providing a smooth and supple appearance. Results last 6-8 months.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Voluma instantly adds volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. Voluma provides a contour and subtle lift to the mid face and jowl area. Results can up last up to two years.
Radiesse treats moderate to severe wrinkles around the cheek, mouth and chin. Plus, Radiesse is the first dermal filler approved for use in hands! Results last 12-18 months.
Previously known as Perlane®, Restylane Lyft treats moderate to severe wrinkles around cheek, mouth and chin. Results can last 6-8 months.
Restylane Silk is designed specifically to treat the lip and mouth area. Lip thinning, lost shape and vertical lip lines are ideal conditions for Restylane Silk. Results can last 6-8 months.
Designed with XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane Refyne helps soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions. Restylane Refyne is also used to correct the appearance of undereye dark circles and hollowness caused from volume loss. Results can last 6-8 months.
Restylane Defyne helps smooth out 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. Results can last 6-8 months.
Restylane Kysse adds fullness to lips and smooths wrinkles around the upper lip. Using XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane Kysse is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is specially formulated for lip augmentation, while helping you maintain your natural expressions when you smile and talk. Results last up to 1 year.
Restylane Contour restores fullness to cheeks and corrects mid-face contour. The only cheek dermal filler to use XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane Contour restores a natural cheek contour while helping you maintain your natural expressions and movement. Results last up to 1 year.
RHA – Resilient Hyaluronic Acid – is made to move with the dynamic demands of your face. The RHA Collection of fillers for dynamic wrinkles and folds offers natural-looking results that last up to 15 months. With the fewest chemical modifications of any other dermal filler, RHA helps to preserve the natural structure of hyaluronic acid allowing it to mimic the natural hyaluronic acid found in your skin. Depending on the area being treated, your age, thickness of skin, and the level of aging progression your injector will use RHA 2, RHA 3, RHA 4 or a combination.
What to Expect
A dermal filler treatment is typically 30-45 minutes. You will be asked to arrive early to allow time for numbing of the area. We use a topical numbing cream which provides for a comfortable treatment experience.
Dermal filler has no downtime, although with any cosmetic injectable treatment you may experience bruising. You will have some post-care instructions and restrictions within the 24 hours following treatment. You can see improvement within days, with full results occurring in approximately 2 weeks.
Our knowledgeable nurse injectors will advise you on which dermal filler product is best for you based on the area being treated and your desired results. Our injectors receive ongoing advanced injection training ensuring they are always up to date on the most current tools and injection techniques.
Before & After Dermal Fillers
Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic patient – 1 syringe of Restylane Kysse treatment. Lip augmentation.
Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic patient – 1 syringe of Restylane Silk treatment. Lip lines/augmentation.
Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic patient – Restylane dermal filler treatment. Undereye dark cirlces and hollow appearance.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic patient – RHA® Collection treatment. Nasolabial folds and chin area was treated with RHA dermal filler to restore lost volume and improve deep wrinkles and folds.
Cosmetic Injectables Reward Programs
Allergan, the makers of Botox, and Galderma, the makers of Dysport, each offer patient rewards programs providing you discounts on future cosmetic injectable treatments. Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic is proud to be at Allergan DIAMOND level status and a Galderma PREFERRED CHAMPION. Allergan, the makers of cosmetic injectable products including Botox® and Juvederm® and Galderma, the makers of Dysport®. Restylane®, and Sculptra®, awards status based on a provider’s compliance with training, education and volume of cosmetic injectable treatments performed.
The new face of Brilliant Distinctions® is here! Introducing Allé, the new and improved loyalty program by Allergan Aesthetics™. With Allé, you’ll earn points on your favorite Allergan Aesthetic treatments, such as Botox and Juvederm. Plus, now earn points on a variety of other in-office treatments, receive exclusive offers and more. Easily transfer your existing Brilliant Distinctions information to setup your Allē account OR create a new account.
Asprire Galderma Rewards gives you points to redeem toward instant savings on Galderma treatments and products including Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk and Sculptra Aesthetic. It’s free and easy to sign up at Aspire Rewards. Aspire offers additional points when you refer a friend to the program. Plus, if you receive a treatment of Dysport at least four times in two years, you’ll earn bonus points.