Fillers Specialist

Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute

Medical Aesthetics Clinic & Hormone Specialists located in Tampa, FL

Thinning facial tissue and the loss of volume contribute to the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and overall aging. At Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute of Tampa, Dr. Linette Rivera and Dr. Pina Panchal offer dermal fillers that replace lost volume to smooth your wrinkles and make you look younger. If you live in the area of Tampa, Florida, and want to rejuvenate your appearance, call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Fillers Q & A

Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers consist of a gel-like substance that Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal inject just below the skin to smooth lines and restore lost volume. The certified staff at Bella Mia Medical offers:

  • Radiesse®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Belotero®

Each formula has a different texture, consistency, and injection depth to provide the desired results. As expert medical providers of fillers, Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal examine your particular lines, creases, and folds to determine which fillers to use and where to inject them so you get optimal results.

How do fillers work?

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite that stimulates natural collagen production. Juvéderm and Belotero contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your skin that helps keep it plump and hydrated.

Where are fillers effective?

Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal use fillers to treat facial lines and wrinkles as well as to:

  • Restore volume to cheeks
  • Ease chin creases
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Plump the lips
  • Reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines
  • Smooth out marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses

What is Juvéderm used for?

Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal offer their expertise in determining the formula of Juvéderm that’s right for you. Options include:

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC provides fullness to the lips
  • Juvéderm Voluma® XC restores volume in the cheeks
  • Juvéderm® XC smoothes lines around the mouth and nose
  • Juvéderm Volbella® XC addresses vertical lip lines

You may have more than one application in a session. Juvéderm treatments usually last about six months to a year, and regular visits help you maintain the results.

Why would I choose Radiesse?

Radiesse stimulates your body to produce more of the skin-tightening and skin-strengthening compound known as collagen. It’s primarily used to replenish lost volume in the face and hands, and results can last a year or more in many patients.

What is Belotero?

Belotero naturally smooths moderate and severe facial lines and wrinkles in the following treatment areas:

  • Smile lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Nasolabial lines
  • Chin wrinkles

Belotero lasts about six months to a year in most patients.

Do fillers hurt or require downtime?

Fillers are administered via injection with a small needle. You may feel a slight pinch during the brief procedure, but in general the process is quite tolerable. Ask about the application of lidocaine or other topical anesthetics if you’re concerned about discomfort.

You can resume most of your regular activities after receiving filler injections. You may experience a little swelling or redness in the injection areas and be asked to refrain from heavy physical activity for 24 hours after your treatment.