All About Dermal Fillers + Injectables

Have you wondered whether or not dermal fillers, injectables or lip injections are right for you? At Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder, we use facial fillers for a number of skin concerns.

As we grow older, our skin naturally loses volume. This soft-tissue loss and degeneration can lead to many of a number of common signs of aging, which can be quickly, safely, and successfully treated with dermal fillers and lip injections in our Boulder Valley office.

What are my filler options in Boulder?

So what concerns do dermal fillers address? This nonsurgical approach reduces visible signs of facial aging, primarily caused by loss of collagen, breakdown of elastin and hyaluronic acid and facial fat shifts, such as:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Bunny lines — the wrinkles and fine lines that appear on the sides of your nose.
  • “11s” — the lines that form in between your eyebrows, also known as movement or frown lines that form when you frown.
  • Under-eye grooves
  • Thin or wrinkled lips
  • Hollow and deflated cheeks
  • Sagging cheeks and jowls

Lip Injections in Boulder

For our Boulder Valley residents looking to enhance and reshape their lips, lip injections can change the size of their lips and improve how their lips look in proportion to surrounding facial features, while still staying appropriate and natural in appearance. Various dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the lips. During your consultation with us, we will advise on the best options for you.

How do injectables work?

These dermal fillers work below the skin’s surface, helping to restore volume in the cheeks, lifting the skin, filling in wrinkles and grooves, and creating a smoother, tighter skin surface.

How long do fillers last?

Results can last up to a year or more, depending on the fillers used. We will make customized recommendations to achieve your desired outcome.

What can I expect from these appointments?

The length of each appointment can typically take 15-20 minutes in our Boulder practice. Depending on the treatment, most patients can see results immediately and the downtime is minimal (1-3 days).

What fillers do you use in your Boulder Valley office?

Botox/Xeomin

BOTOX is a purified protein that relaxes targeted facial muscles responsible for expression lines, such as the vertical folds between the eyebrows (the 11s), crow’s feet, fine lines around the lips, and horizontal forehead creases.

Juvederm/Voluma/Volbella/Vollure

JUVEDERM® dermal fillers restore volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including “laugh lines,” “smile lines” (nasolabial folds), “tear troughs,” and “marionette lines” (oral commissures) for months at a time. We offer several dermal fillers in the JUVEDERM® line—including VOLUMA®, VOLLURE®, and VOLBELLA®—at our Boulder office.

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler

RADIESSE® volumizing dermal filler restores volume in the “smile lines” (nasolabial folds), “marionette lines” (oral commissures), and the central face. Results last approximately 12 to 18 months.

Make An Appointment for Fillers in Boulder

Prior to every appointment, we listen to your concerns to ensure we’re making a recommendation that will lead to the outcome you desire, whether you’re after a natural look or something more dramatic. To schedule your appointment for dermal fillers or lip injections, contact our Boulder Valley office by calling us 970-572-9674 or use our online form.

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Non-surgical and Surgical Anti-Aging Solutions

When it comes to anti-aging treatments and products, there is a lot to consider. For instance, whether or not you’d consider a surgical procedure, the right team to trust, how much downtime you have available, the proper skincare products to use, and much more.

Here at Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder, our priority is you. We listen to your concerns, learn about your lifestyle and can make a recommendation for surgical or non-surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best.

We utilize an advanced skin analysis system, the Reveal Camera facial scanning system, to identify facial areas that would benefit from treatment, and it can quantifiably measure the improvement to your skin across treatments.

Here is a look at the types of procedures we offer. Call us 970-572-9674 or book your consultation with us for a tailored recommendation for you.

Laser Therapy Options

We offer a number of laser therapies to eliminate sun damage and age-related changes by precisely targeting the right depths of skin tissues with laser energies to restore collagen and repair damage.

Laser treatments help diminish wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, and help improve skin laxity to give you younger-looking, more vibrant, thicker skin.

These laser treatments include: Halo, ProFractional Therapy, Microlaser Peel and IPL/Fotofacial/BBL.

Facial Plastic Surgery in Boulder Valley

As we age, the skin and soft tissue of our face and neck become looser, manifesting itself in unflattering ways: sagging jowls, neckline, and cheeks, all of which can make us look older and more tired.

A facelift can help reverse these effects and restore your appearance. Through a combination of tightening the soft tissue structure and removal of excess skin and fat, the procedure can naturally transform your face and neck.

And, one of the first areas to show signs of aging — our eyes — are another area that many Boulder Valley patients want to treat. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can help you look more rested, energetic, and rejuvenated.

Our expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Goldman, also performs surgical procedures on other common areas where aging signs show up: neck rejuvenation, mid-face lifts (which lifts your cheeks), forehead lifts, chin & cheek augmentation and more.

Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Procedures in Boulder

Not interested in surgery but still want to slow down the signs of aging? Our team and aestheticians perform non-surgical options for our patients, including:

Microneedling

This is the least invasive (non-laser) method to stimulate collagen. Safe for all skin tones and types, this procedure is great for treating fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and texture of the skin.

Chemical Peels

This is a superficial method that we use here in our Boulder office to increase cell turnover of the skin. These peels exfoliate the skin using ingredients that can also fade hyperpigmentation, clear pores, improve fine lines and wrinkles and overall clarity of the skin.

Medical-Grade Skincare

And, to complement any treatment performed in our office, we offer medical-grade skin care products and chemical peels from Skin Medica as part of a comprehensive anti-aging routine.

We also offer injectables that can help smooth skin, soften lines, shadows and wrinkles as a standalone treatment or to enhance the results of other procedures.

Make An Appointment for Anti-Aging Treatments in Boulder

Prior to every appointment, we listen to your concerns to ensure we’re making a recommendation that will lead to the outcome you desire, whether you’re after a natural look or something more dramatic. To schedule your appointment to find the right anti-aging solution for you, contact our Boulder Valley office by calling us 970-572-9674 or booking your appointment online.

Reversing Sun Damage

We often hear how important it is to apply sunscreen daily — even in the winter months. But as diligent as you are in applying that SPF and wearing your hat when outdoors, we can still experience the signs of sun damage.

Sun damage can result in premature aging of your skin, also known as photoaging. Photoaging isn’t the same as natural aging, and can appear as:

  • Freckling and skin discoloration
  • Leathery skin
  • Coarse, dry skin
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Melasma

Everyone is susceptible to photoaging, but there are different factors that can affect the damage you incur, such as skin type, your geographical location and climate, lifestyle, skin tone. If you’re here in Boulder Valley, Colorado, chances are you spend a good amount of time in the sun enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

Our Boulder skincare experts can help address sun damage with a variety of treatments, including:

  • Lasers. One of the best ways to treat sun damage is through laser treatments. Laser energy can safely rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of brown spots and fine lines, and can improve redness, the skin’s texture and appearance of enlarged pores.

Different damage necessitates different treatments, and we offer various laser treatments, including Halo, ProFractional Therapy, Microlaser Peel and IPL/Fotofacial/BBL.

  • Chemical peels: This superficial method helps increase cell turnover of the skin, exfoliate, clear pores, fades hyperpigmentation, improves fine lines and wrinkles and improves clarity of the skin.
  • Injectables. On those deep wrinkles, we can use fillers to replenish the body’s natural collagen that has been lost. Learn more about our injectables.
  • Medical-Grade Skincare. From serums to SPF, we can recommend the right medical-grade skincare products to suit your lifestyle and your skincare routine.

When to See an Expert

As you may know, sun damage can also lead to skin cancer. If you’ve experienced multiple sunburns throughout your life and sustained a lot of sun damage, consult with a physician like Dr. Andrew Goldman in Boulder, who can help evaluate the extent of your sun damage and who can spot signs of skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

Dr. Goldman and his team can also recommend a personalized treatment plan and provide advice on the right medical-grade skincare products to avoid further damage.

To schedule your appointment and learn more about your options to combat sun damage, contact our Boulder Valley office by calling us 970-572-9674 or booking your appointment online.

How to Find the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon

When it comes to your appearance, nothing is more noticeable than your face. If you are considering a facelift or other facial plastic surgery, one of the most important decisions is choosing the right facial plastic surgeon.

Here are a few tips to consider as you’re doing your research:

  • Ensure he or she is credentialed. First and foremost, the facial plastic surgeon you consider should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by The American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Andrew Goldman in Boulder is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He specializes exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical treatments for face and neck.

  • Set up a consultation. Before undergoing any procedure, many experts will offer a complimentary consultation to go over your options and your desired outcome.
  • Trust your instinct. During your consultation, key into how the surgeon and staff make you feel! You want to be at ease, and want to ensure the team is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and listens to all of your concerns.
  • Read reviews. Check out testimonials and reviews from other patients. While everyone has a unique experience, reading these reviews can be helpful in understanding how the process goes, and how the surgeon and his or her team accommodates the patient before and after the surgery.

At Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder, Dr. Goldman and his team will help you determine what is the most appropriate treatment method to achieve your most natural appearance. We will evaluate with you, the surgical and non-surgical methods to aid in accomplishing your goals.

Ready to book your consultation? Contact our Boulder Valley office by calling us 970-572-9674 or booking your appointment online.