About this Treatment
Allergan Dermal Fillers
Merz’s injectable formulas can help enhance the appearance and reduce the signs of aging of your face and/or hands. Our expert and certified injectors have the tools and knowledge to refresh your appearance and help turn back the clock with the formulas created by Merz.
Depending on your ideal facial anatomy, Merz injectables are capable of reducing deep folds and wrinkles in the face and restoring volume lost with aging, and improving a more naturally youthful appearance.
What it is
Merz creates many unique formulas of distinct active ingredients for comprehensive wrinkle reduction and contour enhancement throughout the face for non-surgical rejuvenation. These products are specially formulated for specific uses and facial areas, meaning the injectors at EVOLV have a wide range of options for injectable treatments to help you get the personalized facial rejuvenation treatment you deserve. Merz produces both hyaluronic acid dermal fillers as well as calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) injectable formulas for a broad range of benefits.
The two products we offer by Merz are Belotero and Radiesse. Both formulas are FDA approved for appropriate patients who are over the age of 22.
What It Treats
Loss of cheek and midface contour
Deep wrinkles throughout the face
Lack of projection and contour of the chin and jawline
Volume loss in the hands
Under-eye creases, hollows
- 60 minutes
- One week
- Topical anesthetic
- Versatile Formulas Merz’s Belotero filler is used for lower eyelid hollows and aging, as well as lines around the mouth. Radiesse can be used in both the face and hands to improve contour, projection, and balance.
- FDA-approved products that mimic those found in human tissues. With no incisions needed for injectable filler treatments, you don’t have to worry about downtime or the appearance of scars.
- Safety and Experience Our highly trained providers use only FDA-approved dermal filler formulas and are fully aware of the depth and amount of filler needed for each individual’s personalized results.
Merz Dermal Fillers Available at EVOLV
Belotero is a unique hyaluronic acid filler that is manufactured to naturally integrate with your skin as it treats wrinkles and folds in the eyelids, lower face, and around the mouth.
A unique type of filler, Radiesse is based on calcium hydroxylapatite, a compound that is naturally found in the mineral component of bone tissue and safe for use throughout the face and the hands, depending on your needs or concerns.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Julie does great work. I like her honesty and direct responses. She does not ever hurt me. I have very minimal bruising. I love the results. And I love the staff. Everyone is warm, welcoming and friendly. I love the results. They look very natural.
Julie was an absolute delight. It was my first time ever experimenting with cosmetic fillers (lips), and Julie made me feel so comfortable and informed. She was truly so warm and friendly, on top of delivering me with GREAT results. I cannot say enough good things about the ladies in this office – I was impressed with every part of my experience.
Very Satisfied with the way the filler looks.
Julie is unbelievable; she can make you look 15 years younger!!
Julie is the BEST!! She makes you feel so comfortable, I highly recommend her to all of my friends!! My results look very natural.
How Merz Dermal Fillers Works
You begin your dermal filler treatment with a comprehensive consultation to ensure your medical history and type of concern are best treated with dermal fillers. You’ll also receive expert recommendations for your custom treatment plan and then schedule your appointment for the actual injections.
On the day of your treatment, you’ll be seated comfortably in a private room while a topical anesthetic may be applied to ensure you feel little to no discomfort during the injections. Depending on your comfort level we may also use Frozen C cryotherapy or Pro-Nox to help you relax further.
Your EVOLV professional will then review your treatment plan again. One or more injections of your chosen product throughout the treatment area will be made, ensuring even distribution of product for the best final result. The injection process typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes.
After completion of your treatment and review of your results, we’ll provide you with specific care instructions to make the most of your dermal filler treatment and you should schedule a maintenance appointment at a point in the future we can expect the effect to fade.
Radiesse and Belotero
Merz fillers use both natural hyaluronic acid (Belotero) as well as calcium hydroxylapatite as active ingredients. Hyaluronic acid can be formulated in different ways to create different viscosities of the gel. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found and created in the body, although as we age, we produce less and less of it. It’s a compound that keeps the skin hydrated and, by extension, smooth and full. Without it, wrinkles begin to form and volume loss takes place. By injecting the skin with more hyaluronic acid, you gain a little bit of volume in a highly specific place to help physically smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and volume loss.
Calcium hydroxylapatite, (Radiesse) on the other hand, is used when the goal is restoring deeper tissue volume. Radiesse is ideal for tissue elevation and contour improvement and also can be diluted for rejuvenating skin and more superficial signs of aging.
Results and Recovery
Your results and a more youthful appearance can be seen immediately but will continue to improve over several days as swelling and tissue reaction diminishes. Although occasional redness and bruising are seen, it can be covered with camouflage makeup 24 hours post-treatment. A professional skincare plan and healthy lifestyle choices can also significantly improve the quality and longevity of your results.
Your Safety Matters.
At EVOLV Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, we believe that a highly educated and experienced physician or provider is paramount in providing safe and consistent treatments to our patients.
That is why we promote ongoing education and are committed to completing in-depth training on each treatment and injectable product to ensure safe and effective application and outcomes.