Fillers

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Skin MD Colorado

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Colorado Springs, CO

Fillers Specialist
Dermal fillers reduce wrinkles and fine lines by plumping up the targeted areas of your skin. Dr. Elizabeth Piantanida, at Skin MD Colorado, has years of experience helping her patients choose the best dermal fillers for their cosmetic needs. She offers safe and painless in-office procedures to help you reach your aesthetic goals. If you’re living in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area, make your appointment online or call Skin MD Colorado today.

Fillers Q & A

by Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

What is a filler?

As we get older, we lose some of the subcutaneous fat layers between our muscles and the surface of our skin. The muscle is closer to the surface and puts more wear and tear on the skin. This causes wrinkles in areas of frequent facial movements, such as smile lines and crow’s feet.

Dr. Piantanida injects fillers into your skin to replace the lost fat layers, adding volume and smoothing out wrinkles or folds. She also uses fillers to plump up thin lips or augment sunken cheeks and the hollows under your eyes.

What is the most common type of dermal filler?

Popular dermal fillers are formulated from hyaluronic acid, a substance already found in your body. Dr. Piantanida injects this in the form of a gel that swells to plump out wrinkles. Your body reabsorbs the hyaluronic acid over time. Multiple hyaluronic fillers have been developed for the differing needs in areas of your face.

Which fillers does Dr. Piantanida offer?

Dr. Piantanida offers the #1 selling Juvéderm® family of hyaluronic fillers, which includes:

  • Juvéderm Voluma® XC for your cheeks
  • Juvéderm Vollure™ XC for nasolabial (or parentheses) lines around your mouth
  • Juvéderm Volbella® XC for your lips

The Restylane® collection also includes hyaluronic fillers targeted at cheeks, lips, and mouth. Additionally, she offers Belotero Balance® for severe nasolabial folds.

Other dermal fillers offered by Dr. Piantanida include RADIESSE® for face and hands. Radiesse is made from tiny calcium-based particles suspended in a gel. As your body already contains and processes calcium, these particles will be absorbed back into your blood and eliminated over time.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is another injectable filler with results that last up to two years. It’s formulated from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which stimulates collagen production, helping to restore volume and fullness to your face.

Why is it important to consult with a dermatologist about fillers?

Though dermal fillers seem simple, they are still medical procedures and require a properly qualified and trained dermatologist. Before treating you, Dr. Piantanida conducts a full physical examination, evaluates your medical history, and tests for allergies if necessary. She advises on the use of dermal fillers alongside other anti-aging treatments and on how they work as part of an overall skincare regime. Call or book online for your consultation at Skin MD Colorado today.

*Individual results may vary.

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