Skin Fillers in Grand Junction, Colorado
The only dermal filler FDA approved to be a safe and effective for up to 5 years.
How It Works
BellafillÂ® is an injectable filler that's FDA approved to treat certain types of acne scars. BellafillÂ® yields instant smoothness that you can appreciate as soon as you leave the office -- and it's been clinically proven to last through twelve months. Its two important components work with your skin for soft smoothness that looks and feels very natural:
- Collagen gel (80%) forms the smooth base of Bellafill, adding instant volume to depressed scars and raising them to a level that's even with the surrounding skin.
- Polymethyl methacylate (PMMA) microspheres (20%) remain after the body absorbs the collagen gel, supporting the growth of your own natural collagen to supplant it.
Candidacy & Safety
BellafillÂ® is approved for use on men and women who are 21 and older. It works on distensible and atrophic acne scars on the cheeks. Distensible scars smooth out when you tug on them; atrophic scars are pitted or depressed in the skin.
BellafillÂ® is safe on all skin types, textures, and colors, but patients require an allergy test before treatment.
Both the collagen gel and PMMA in BellafillÂ® have established safety records. PMMA has long been used in other areas of medicine, such as orthopedic surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology.
The Patient Experience
BellafillÂ® for acne is an outpatient procedure. Treatment begins by cleansing your skin and preparing it for treatment. A series of carefully placed injections then add volume to smooth away acne scars. Your treatment is relatively brief, and there is no downtime, so you may return to your normal activities as soon as you leave the treatment session.
Although significant side effects are uncommon, you may experience localized sensations, such as itching, bruising, swelling, redness, discoloration, bumps, or increased sensitivity. These effects are typically temporary and will go away on their own.
What treatment options currently exist for acne scars?
Topical treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling, and laser resurfacing are among the current available treatment options for acne scars. However, some of these treatments may require significant downtime. In some cases, results can take time to emerge â and other treatments often lack rigorous, controlled data to support their safety or efficacy.
BellafillÂ® is the only filler that's approved by the FDA to treat acne scars, providing an entirely new treatment choice for patients.
Is BellafillÂ® safe?
Yes. BellafillÂ® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler for the correction of moderate to severe atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheeks in patients 21 and over. BellafillÂ® has been proven to provide both immediate and lasting results in rigorous clinical studies, with demonstrated effectiveness, safety, and high rates of patient satisfaction.
As with many injectable fillers, you may experience bruising, itchiness, pain, swelling, redness, discoloration, lumpiness, bumps, acne, or increased sensitivity at the treatment site. These side effects usually go away by themselves within a few days.
How frequently should you have BellafillÂ® treatments?
In a clinical study on acne scarring, BellafillÂ® remained safe and effective for patients through twelve months. In a separate clinical study on smoothing out nasolabial folds (smile lines), its safety and effectiveness was established through five years. Your individual treatment plan will take these findings into account and develop a schedule that works best for you.
Bellafill - Before & After
Botox is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent obtained from a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. For more than a decade, ophthalmologists have used Botox to treat blepharospasm (abnormal blinking of the eyelids). Doctors have also used Botox for many years to safely reduce the appearance of frown lines and facial wrinkles.
The movements and contractions of facial muscles are controlled by signals from our brain. Botox keeps the muscles from responding to the signals. Consequently, the muscles relax, and the skin remains smooth and unwrinkled. Botox is injected into the specific muscle that is causing facial lines and wrinkles using a very fine needle. Treatment is effective, safe and quick. It takes approximately 10 minutes. Pain is similar to a pin prick. No anesthetic is necessary. After treatment, patients can immediately resume their normal activities. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
Dysport is an effective, non-surgical treatment that temporarily improves moderate to severe frown lines. It has been successfully used to treat patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Dysport is safely injected into each of the 5 points between and over the eyebrows. It stimulates a reduction in muscle activity in the area; thus temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines to form, and restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. The procedure typically takes 10 to 20 minutes, and there is little to no downtime. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections. Wrinkle removal Grand Junction.
Dysport is offered in Grand Junction, Colorado.
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, is a prescription medication that is injected into facial muscles for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) in adult patients. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
Xeomin is offered in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Optimal Results. Proven Duration.
BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction.¹ The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as the nasolabial folds, yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines.
How it Works
Introducing BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler. A dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.
BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).
BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
Belotero Balance® - Before & After Photos
Optimal Results. Proven Duration.
Collagen gives the skin volume, strength and flexibility. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen breaks down, reducing volume and elasticity, and causing wrinkles and facial lines.
Radiesse is an injectable filler designed to restore volume and stimulate natural collagen growth. It effectively reduces the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles, and can be used for lip augmentation.
Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite, suspended in gel (carboxymethycellulose). Calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal component of human bone, and has been used in prosthetic implants for facial, dental and orthopedic surgery for a long time. Because of this, Radiesse should not cause a chronic inflammatory or immune system response.
Radiesse is a safe and effective procedure that provides long-lasting results. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
Radiesse® - Before & After Photos
As we age, our face loses its shape. Restylane® is designed to restore fullness to the skin, and provide a smoother facial contour. This safe and natural filler effectively improves moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane is the first and only cosmetic filler made of hyaluronic acid, a non-animal based product that naturally exists in the human body. Hyaluronic acid gives the skin fullness and volume.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. It is biodegradable and is completely biocompatible with the hyaluronic acid that is already in the human body.
Because it is non-animal based, there is virtually no risk of disease transmission or allergic reaction. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
Restylane® - Before & After Photos
We are the only Certified Sculptra Injecting facility in the Grand Valley. Facial collagen loss is a key factor in an aging appearance. Collagen acts as a support structure for your skin, provides overall volume and gives shape to your face. At about age 30, collagen loss decreases elasticity and moisture. Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates collagen, helping to replenish lost volume.
Sculptra Aesthetic, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is a unique facial injectable that replaces collagen lost during the aging process. Sculptra Aesthetic is the only volumizer scientifically designed to stimulate natural collagen growth and lasts more than two years.
Results that last more than two years. Sculptra Aesthetic helps your body to regrow your own collagen over an extended period. With Sculptra Aesthetic, you can expect to see a subtle, steady improvement in lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful look. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
“People tell me I look younger, I look refreshed and I look vibrant” – Christine
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Dr. Richard E. Stiefler from Colorado West Dermatology in Grand Junction, Colorado is highly trained in the art of injections and does all of our Botox and skin filler injections.
Juvederm is manufactured through HYLACROSS technology. Results last 6 months or longer.
As you age, it's not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.