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Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, and Surrounding AZ Cities

Skin imperfections such as wrinkles, blemishes, and fine lines can cause embarrassment and worsen the signs of aging. Soft tissue fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can help fill in lines and creases, temporarily restoring a youthful-looking appearance. Fillers are injected beneath the skin to add volume to sunken and creased areas. Many patients also choose filler as a treatment to add fullness to the lips and cheeks.

Our skin is naturally prone to aging, usually due to sun exposure, gravity, and years of facial movements such as chewing, smiling, and squinting. The underlying skin tissues that keep us looking youthful and plumped up often break down, leading to smile lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet, and facial creases where most muscle movement occurs. Your Scottsdale and Gilbert, AZ  plastic surgeon uses fillers to correct imperfections and give patients a smooth, wrinkle-free facial appearance. Many patients in Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Phoenix prefer injectable facial fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse to achieve their cosmetic goals.

Ideal candidates for dermal fillers 

You may be an ideal candidate for facial rejuvenation with injectable fillers if you:

  • Have deepening furrows or lost volume on the face
  • Wish to eliminate fine creases and creases characteristic of aging
  • Desire bigger cheeks or fuller lips

Dr. LaBarbera will examine your problem areas and recommend the best treatment approach to attain the desired results. Usually, cosmetic injectables or dermal fillers are off limits for people who are allergic to beef or bovine products, lidocaine, pregnant women, and individuals who may suffer from autoimmune diseases. 

 

Your initial consultation 

Because facial rejuvenation is a highly individualized treatment, it is important to discuss your hopes and expectations with a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Jude LaBarbera has years of experience with many different types of surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. During your initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your problem areas on the face, and discuss treatment options available for you. He’ll also discuss your goals, and gather information related to your medical history, allergies, and any active skin infections. This initial visit is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about injectable fillers, and let your concerns and expectations known to the surgeon. 

FaCIAL FILLER OPTIONS

Surgeons have various options when it comes to injectable fillers. During your initial consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will determine the best type of filler to meet your cosmetic goals.

Radiesse/Radiance – these fillers are known to be a safe, effective and long-lasting solution for smoothing out wrinkles and reducing facial creases. Radiesse is typically a combination of calcium hydroxyapatite microsphere and water-based gel. Since radiesse is created from minerals similar to what makes up our bones, it gradually absorbs into the body. Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs some of the best Radiesse injections in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding Arizona areas. After treatment, results are instantly evident and may last up to a year.

Juvederm – this is a popular cosmetic dermal filler that is made up of hyaluronic acid and used to enhance hollow areas of the face. There are two variations of Juvederm available – Juvederm XC, and Juvederm Voluma XC. The surgeon will use Juvederm XC to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the mouth and nose, while the later usually works great for adding volume to the face.

Sculptra – this is a fairly new facial injectable that is created from poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that can help replace the loss of collagen. Sculptra aesthetic fillers help correct folds and facial wrinkles that can emerge due to aging.

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VIEW OUR BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

The LaBarbera clinic is a full-service plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery practice offering a broad range of procedures to enhance your natural beauty and take your confidence to the next level. We go the extra mile to make each patient comfortable and our surgical team works together to achieve results as dramatic or as subtle as you desire. Dr. Jude LaBarbera takes great pride sharing in each patient’s vision and working diligently to help each one of them feel more attractive, confident, and vivacious than ever before. If you are wondering whether plastic surgery with Dr. Jude LaBarbera can help reach your goals, see our before and after photos from patients who are already living with their results.

During/after treatment

Fillers are typically injected into the skin with fine needles. A numbing cream may be administered to increase your comfort during the procedure. Treatment may take up to 30 minutes, and it’s common for patients to experience minor pain from the initial prick. Most patients are able to return to work and social activities several hours after the rejuvenation procedure. While some swelling and discoloration may manifest as a side effect, this goes away after a couple of days. 

Plan your procedure

Injectable fillers may cost from $500 all the way to $6,000 depending on the extent of the treatment and the number of syringes being used. Insurance typically does not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures. In some rare cases, where the treatment is provided to treat indentation or scars resulting from injury or accidents, costs may be reimbursed.

Dr. Jude LaBarbera provides facial fillers treatment at his office, supported by highly professional and licensed staff. Most of his patients are from Scottsdale,Gilbert, and the surrounding Arizona areas. 

injectable fillers f.a.q.

what is a dermal filler?

Dermal fillers come from a variety of material, from animal collagen, human fat, and other substances that naturally occur in the body. Fillers can be classified as temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent, depending on the longevity of results. When injected under the skin, dermal fillers add volume and restore a rested, natural look on the skin’s surface.

are injectable fillers safe?

Since injectable fillers are a non-invasive approach to facial rejuvenation, they are safe. But only when administered in a medical setting by a skilled professional. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will help choose the perfect dermal filler for your skin imperfections, so you can safely attain the best possible cosmetic results.

can i self administer dermal fillers?

There’s a growing trend where people administer BOTOX and facial fillers in gatherings known as ‘BOTOX cocktail parties’. While the administration of these fillers may appear straightforward, it takes skill, experience, artistry, and judgment to achieve exceptional results. Furthermore, fillers can lead to unexpected results when applied in the wrong quantities. Patients should work with a skilled cosmetic surgeon in order to meet their desired cosmetic goals – within the confines of safety.

how long does recovery take?

Most patients are able to resume their normal routines immediate (or a few hours) after treatment with a facial injectable filler. Your surgeon may request that you avoid putting pressure or any form of strain on the treated area. Dermal filers usually settle within a week and patients are able to see the full results of the treatment.

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