Dermal Fillers Specialist

Samuel J. Pruden, MD, FACS, FAAD -  - Dermatology


Samuel J. Pruden, MD, FACS, FAAD

Dermatology located in Lexington, KY

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because they’re quick, they dramatically diminish lines and lift cheeks, and the results are immediate. Dr. Samuel Pruden at SkinMD has extensive experience and the artful eye needed to achieve optimal and natural-looking results with dermal fillers. When you’re ready to reclaim a more youthful appearance, call the office in Lexington, Kentucky or book an appointment online.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected under your skin, where they plump up and diminish lines and wrinkles. Some dermal fillers are specially formulated to lift and add volume to your cheeks and lips.

The injections work by replacing facial volume that’s lost due to aging. Everyone has a thin layer of fat under their skin that minimizes the appearance of lines and adds healthy volume. Over the years, this fat layer thins out and begins to sag; a problem dermal fillers are designed to solve.

After dermal fillers are injected, they also stimulate the growth of healthy new cells by triggering collagen production.

Dr. Pruden offers two types of dermal fillers, Juvéderm and Restylane®. Hyaluronic acid, the primary ingredient in both, is naturally produced in your skin, where it hydrates, nourishes, and serves as a cushion.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm refers to a family of dermal fillers in which each product targets specific cosmetic problems. These are a few examples of the Juvéderm products available:

Juvéderm® XC

This product treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as those that develop around your nose, mouth, and forehead. It also diminishes nasolabial folds, which run from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC

Voluma is specially formulated to restore volume in your cheeks and give them a natural lift.

Juvéderm Volbella® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra

These Juvéderm products target your lips and wrinkles around your mouth. Volbella adds volume to your lips and treats vertical lip lines, while Ultra boosts fullness in your lips and treats smile lines and nasolabial folds.

What is Restylane®?

Restylane is also a family of dermal fillers that includes:

  • Restylane: Adds volume to correct severe wrinkles and folds; also augments lips
  • Restylane Silk: augments lips and smooths wrinkles around your mouth
  • Restylane Lyft: augments and lifts cheeks, treats facial folds
  • Restylane Refyne: smooths lines around your mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)
  • Restylane Defyne: diminishes deeper nasolabial folds and marionette lines

What happens during treatment?

Dermal fillers are injected in a simple procedure that lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

Fillers produce immediate results that last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of injection. There is little to no recovery time with this type of procedure.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dermal fillers, call SkinMD or book an appointment online.