Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are biocompatible materials that are used by Dr. Carter in cosmetic dermatology to restore the fullness of the patient’s face, plump up the lips, enhance facial contours, or soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Injectable soft-tissue fillers are able to provide immediate results at a significantly lower cost than actual surgery. And despite the fact that the effects achieved with these treatments are only temporary, they may be repeated over time to maintain the desired result discussed in the consultation. The use of fillers may also be utilized in conjunction with other rejuvenation treatments for more stunning results. We recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our providers for more information if you think you might benefit from this procedure in Bend.


What types of fillers are available?


Restylane is a filler derived from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and comes in a formulation of hyaluronic acid particles suspended in a gel matrix. It is effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and crow’s feet. Effects obtained with Restylane will last for six months to twelve months or longer and has been proven to be effective for moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds. Patients with severe allergies or a history of allergic reactions are advised against using Restylane to reduce the potential for unwanted complications.


Juvederm is another hyaluronic acid derivative filler that comes in an injectable gel formula. Juvederm creates renewed volume under the skin, which makes it highly effective for moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds, with its effects lasting for up to one year for many patients. Patients with known allergies to bacterial proteins are not suitable for the use of Juvederm.

Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. With a true optimal treatment, natural-looking results may sometimes last up to two years. It is highly effective for severe skin laxity and facial folds. Patients with known allergies to bacterial proteins are not suitable for the use of Juvederm Voluma.


Radiesse is a synthetic wrinkle filler that is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel matrix that is injected directly underneath the skin or the underlying muscles of the wrinkles to soften their appearance. The effects achieved with Radiesse can typically last for twelve to eighteen months or longer. Research has shown that Radiesse can improve natural collagen production over time.


Sculptra is a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid derivative that is used mainly for its volumizing effect in those who are in need of volume restoration. This filler is intended for deep injections, preferably below the muscles and is not indicated for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial volume is restored over time with a series of injection sessions that directly stimulate the skin to make new collagen.


What to expect after your dermal filler treatment

There is no lengthy recovery period following dermal filler injections. This non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation may produce some redness and swelling around the areas where the injections were made, but most patients are able to resume most of their normal activities the same day as their treatment. The length of your results will vary based on the type of dermal filler used.


What is the cost of a dermal filler treatment?

The cost of your dermal filler treatment in Bend, OR will depend on the type of filer used for your treatment and the amount of product needed to properly address the aesthetic concerns you may have. During your consultation, our team can go over the benefits of each product to help determine which one will provide you with the results you are looking for. Our team can also address any question you have about the cost of your treatment and the payment options available to you.


Schedule a Consultation

At Deschutes Dermatology, we strive to provide our patients with personalized care and effective treatments. If you are interested in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We can take the time to listen to the aesthetic issues you are trying to address, analyze your skin, and let you know if dermal filler injections are the right treatment for you.

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“Hi Team: Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help and advice over the past couple of years with regard to my skin care. Having had problems with redness and a lot of brown spots, because of the time spent in the sun in my younger years, I had a complexion I was not happy with. With the products and the IPL treatment you suggested, my complexion improved.You also recommended the Dot Laser. I couldn’t believe my beautiful skin afterwards and I have received so many compliments on my complexion. I also enjoy coming to you for the peels you offer. This really does keep my skin glowing and feeling good. The peel of the month is a great bargain and it’s fun to try the different peels. I like that you keep on top of all the latest skin treatments and enjoy hearing about them. Many thanks,”

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“Deschutes Deramtology has been my “go to” place for skin cancer check-ups for years but then a few years ago a good friend told me I just HAD to see Dr. Carter about a procedure she had done. She looked great! Long story short, Dr. Leslie Carter did a procedure on me called DOT Laser. The results were more than remarkable. Honestly, people have told me I look 20 years younger. It has done so much for my confidence and overall self-perception. Plus, they took great care of me pre, post and during procedure. Would I do this again? Absolutely!!!”

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“I’ve been a patient of Patty Trapnell’s for the past 8 years because I believe she is the very best at what she does. Patty has enormous integrity and such a high standard of professionalism, while also being kind and caring. She is so talented in the art of beauty. Patty has zeroed in on what works for my skin. She has addressed may problems with my skin, but most meaningful was help with an old scar, something I’ve always felt profoundly embarrassed over, and the results were absolutely phenomenal. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Patty!”


Please schedule a full consultation with our office to decide which service is the best option for you. During the appointment, you and your provider will discuss medical history, benefits and expectations.