Loss of Volume

One of the key effects of aging is that our faces lose volume. This is caused by genetics and/or the natural aging process where we begin to lose collagen, elasticity and facial fat, causing your facial skin to wrinkle and lose it's difinition. As collagen and facial fat is depleted, wrinkles or lines begin to form.Cheeks become more flat looking, skin becomes loose around the jawline, sunken temples develop, hallowing around eye sockets, as well as fine lines around the nose and nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth.  


Other factors that can cause facial volume loss are emotional stress, traumas, lifestyle factors, and certain medications that can accelerate the process. “Yo-yo” dieting can also contribute by stretching the ligaments that support the soft tissues of the face.  Facial volume loss is accompanied by the loss of blood vessels, fat layers and collagen causing the skin to sink in from the lack of these natural supports. 


Procedures such as a face lift can help to reduce the wrinkles and sagging but without adding volume, this often results in an unnatural look.

Rejuvenation of these areas by adding volume can produce a very natural looking improvement in youthfulness. The most common method of replacing lost volume is with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers have been used for many years. There are a variety of dermal fillers currently in use.

At Sylvana Med Spa we recommend dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Belotero, Radiesse and Voluma to restore volume to the cheeks, fill in deep folds and plump up lips. Results are immediate and fillers are the place we often begin for a complete facial rejuvenation. Because of their effectiveness in adding fullness to these areas, treatment with Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse and Voluma are among the fastest-growing non-surgical aesthetic procedures used in the United States.

These non-surgical treatments are in-office procedures with almost immediate results that can last an average anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Remember that your face will continue to age during that time, so touch ups may be needed.  

Which Dermal Filler Treatment Is Right For You?

Not all dermal fillers are the same!  There are several different kinds of dermal fillers avaialable that serve different purposes.  There are some that should only be used in certain areas of the face, while others are litle more flexibile and can be used in different areas.


 During your Complimentary Consultation and scientific assessment of your skin using the Visia Complexion Analysis System, we will develop a comprehensive Sylvana Solution Treatment Plan to meet your personal goals. Whether you’re focused on one specific area or interested in a total facial rejuvenation, we’ll make specific recommendations and take time to answer your questions about your options.

Here are some of the dermal fillers used at Sylvana:


By using a stabilized hyaluronic acid designed to mimic the body’s own hyaluronic acid, Restylane restores fullness and volume to the skin. It also corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results can last up to 12 months. To create lasting results, repeated treatments are recommended, as they will stimulate the body to produce collagen. Click here to learn more.

Restylane Lyft 

Restylane Lyft is made of an injectable hyaluronic acid that can be injected in many areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product that can be found in our bodies. It assists in increasing the elasticity and provides fullness to the skin. By injecting this natural product into the facial area the nasolabial folds of the skin can be eliminated and filled.

Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is recently FDA-approved filler that targets wrinkles and lines around the mouth and also works as a subtle lip enhancer. This hyaluronic acid-based product is similar to its Restylane family, and consists of a clear gel formula with fine, smoother particles ideal for providing the most natural results. Click here to learn more.

Juvéderm® Ultra

Juvéderm® Ultra is a hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face. Ultra is thin and less viscous making it ideal to treat very fine wrinkles and scars. It is also used in more superficial locations of the face where maximum silkiness is required. Results can last up to eight months or longer. Click here to learn more about all Juvederm products.

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus:

Ultra Plus is more concentrated than Juvéderm® Ultra and is designed for a much deeper injection, both are hyaluronic acid fillers. It also lasts longer and puts more fluid into the area where injected. The additional fluid provided is ideal in augmenting lips. This is a popular filler among younger patients who are in thier 20s and 30s. The effects of Ultra Plus also tend to last longer than those of Juvéderm® Ultra.

Juvéderm® Voluma

Juvéderm® Voluma is a new and more robust type of hyaluronic acid filler. It is designed to restore facial volume loss, which results in a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Juvéderm® Voluma accomplishes its outcomes by being artfully injected directly into the bone. Results can last up to two years.

Juvéderm® Volbella

Volbella is a smooth gel that can increase volume in the lips and smooth lines around the mouth area. This product can provide natural appearing results because of the smoothness of the molecular formula. The filler has been specifically designed to be placed in areas that are constantly moving such as the lips and mouth area. The hyaluronic acid filler found in Volbella can last up to one year.


Belotero is a safe and effective option for facial rejuvenation. This filler is hyaluronic acid-based and can be compared to Juvederm or Restylane. What makes Belotero special is its density, resulting in a more fluid assimilation within the skin tissue. Belotero is perfect for those looking to soften fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, frown lines, the décolleté area, and for lip augmentation.


This filler stimulates your body to produce its own natural collagen. As a result, it provides instant correction to facial wrinkles resulting in a younger and more natural look. Results can last up to a year. Radiesse is best suited in building facial contours like chins and cheekbones. Click here to learn more about Radiesse and our other facial fillers.


Bellafill is a new way to treat problems on the face and remove scars caused by acne. This dermal filler can fill in deep facial folds including nasolabial creases eliminating their appearance. Improvement can be observed within the first treatment. Bellafill is made from collagen which can provide volume and lift the facial skin causing immediate results. The polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres in this filler will lift numerous wrinkles and lines that occur on the face.

Why Should I Choose Sylvana For My Dermal Filler Treatments?

Sylvana Institute Med Spa in Frederick, MD is a leader in the skilled and artful use of dermal fillers. We are among the leaders in performing Botox procedures in the area and we were first in the region to offer Belotero and Radiesse to our patients. Our Certified Aesthetic Consultants have deep experience and proven skills in using dermal fillers as part of our signature layering approach. We think of these dermal fillers as our palette and we layer them with artistry to fill deep lines, recreate fullness in the cheeks and generally restore youthful contours to the face.

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