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Dermal Fillers Specialist

Lorenzo Berlanga, MD -  - Dermatologic Surgery

Medical Procedures Center

Lorenzo Berlanga, MD

Dermatologic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Midland, MI

If you’re unhappy with your facial contours, wrinkles, or asymmetry, there are several treatments you can explore to improve them without surgery. One of the most effective nonsurgical options is injectable dermal fillers, many of which are available at Medical Procedures Center in Midland, Michigan. Lorenzo Berlanga MD, and his team help review all of your options to choose the filler that lasts as long as possible while safely meeting your goals. To set up your consultation, call Medical Procedures Center today.

Dermal Fillers Q&A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are thick substances injected beneath your skin to add volume and make other mild adjustments to your appearance. 

As you age, your skin loses some of its volume and structure. Less collagen production means a reduction in the volume of your cheeks, lips, and under-eye area. The loss of elastin — another fibrous skin protein — causes your skin to become droopier and wrinkled.

Dermal fillers combat these age-related effects. Some fillers even stimulate your body’s natural collagen production for long-lasting and natural-looking results. 

How can dermal fillers adjust my appearance?

Fillers can make a variety of adjustments to your facial appearance, whether you were born with certain imperfections or they appeared with age. 

Dr. Berlanga may recommend dermal fillers to:

  • Plump your lips
  • Volumize your cheeks
  • Reduce crevices and creases under your eyes
  • Smooth scars
  • Soften wrinkles and lines
  • Make your face more symmetrical

Dermal fillers have more limitations than plastic surgery provides, but they’re much safer. If you’re still interested in trying plastic surgery in the future, you might consider getting dermal fillers first to make sure an adjustment in your appearance works for you.

What types of fillers are available?

One of the most popular types of filler has a hyaluronic acid base. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found throughout your body naturally, with high concentrations in your joints, skin, and eyes. 

Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to bind to water molecules. This property allows hyaluronic acid fillers to make your skin look voluminous and supple while retaining hydration. 

If hyaluronic acid fillers aren’t right for you, there are plenty of other types to choose from. 

Some available options include:

  • JuvedermⓇ XC
  • JuvedermⓇ Ultra XC
  • JuvedermⓇ Vollure
  • JuvedermⓇ Volbella
  • JuvedermⓇ Voluma
  • RadiesseⓇ
  • BeloteroⓇ Balance

If you’re considering dermal fillers for volume loss, wrinkles, or even acne scars, you’ll benefit from a consultation with a dermatologist at Medical Procedures Center. Simply request an appointment by phone or online at your convenience.