For more than 100 years, since the advent of the syringe in the 19th Century, the medical field has tried many different substances to make soft tissue corrections. The first recorded instance was in 1899 by a surgeon in Austria who injected mineral oil (Vaseline) into his patients. Outcomes were initially positive but came with dreadful side effects. In the 20th century, substances such as paraffin oil and silicone showed some improvement but presented a miserable safety profile. The modern era of dermal fillers began in 1981 when bovine collagen (yes…cow-derived) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use in the face.
Well, we’re happy to say that dermal fillers have come a long way since then! From safer fillers indicated for new areas, and with more natural-looking results, there are now more than 20 different FDA-approved dermal fillers.
Skin by Lovely, is a locally owned facial aesthetic medical clinic with three locations in the Portland metro area that specializes in igniting patients’ self-love with the use of dermal filler gels. Working with dermal filler manufacturers as an advisor and clinical trial site, the clinical team at Skin by Lovely has performed more dermal filler treatments than any other medical office in the Portland area since 2016! Anyone looking to achieve a more rested, rejuvenated, and refreshed look can trust the experience of the team at Skin by Lovely to treat any of the 5 most popular treatment areas that they see daily:
As we age, we gradually lose facial volume in the mid and lower face, aka: the cheeks. This is why we call the cheeks and temples the ‘anchors’ of the face as they determine the structure of our surrounding features. Using dermal filler to restore volume in the cheeks and temples can lift the lower face and give definition to the brows and eye area. If you treat the anchors, you can restore a youthful appearance and open up the entire face!
Beautiful lips never go out of style! Some people have very distinct vermillion borders and Cupid’s bows. Others simply don’t— and there’s nothing wrong with that! But, if that’s something they desire, when treated at the hands of a skilled Aesthetic Injector, fillers can help plump or reshape the lips, creating a fuller and more defined appearance. Newer dermal fillers, like Restylane® Kysse, can even help create a more hydrated look.
One of the most common areas to be treated with dermal fillers is the under-eyes. The skin in this area is thin and delicate, and over time, can become hollow and sunken which leads to the appearance of dark circles and bags. Dermal fillers can be used to add subtle volume to this area, filling in the hollows and smoothing out wrinkles, giving a more refreshed and well-rested appearance. We like to pair this treatment with platelet-rich fibrin injections, which helps the skin create more growth-factors, leading to a more youthful and radiant look.
Thanks to fillers like Juvederm® Volux XC, jawlines can be defined and contoured, creating a more balanced and symmetrical appearance to the face. Whether you are searching for a more chiseled or softer jawline, dermal filler can be a great option!
Dermal filler placed in the chin can help sculpt, define, and elongate the face. Soft and subtle results that deliver facial balancing and definition can still provide amazing, confidence-boosting results. Subtle is not the opposite of impactful! A heart-shaped face (or upside-down triangle) is requested often and many times that is achieved by placing dermal filler in the chin.
Skin by Lovely’s expertly trained medical providers focus on only a handful of the safest and most effective FDA-approved treatments on the market today.
“Whether this is your first injectable procedure, or you’ve gotten them for years, our team will ensure that you are comfortable and prepared every step of the way. We serve a wide variety of patients and from the moment they enter our clinical spaces, it is important to us that everyone feels welcomed and embraced in an atmosphere that will help them feel beautiful,” says Skin by Lovely founder and Medical Director, Lovely Laban MSN, GNP-C.
Skin by Lovely Lake Oswego
6000 Meadows Road, #104
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Skin by Lovely Portland
2311 NW Northrup Street, #100
Portland, OR 97210
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19120 SE 34th Street, #202
Vancouver, WA 98683