Throughout the Rocky Mountain region, people spend a lot of time outdoors regardless of the season. That exposure to the sun and elements—along with the natural aging process—takes its toll on our faces, leading to wrinkles, lines, and a loss of volume associated with more youthful appearances. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner is an expert injector who uses injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® in Denver, CO, to help women and men from Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, and other nearby areas soften lines, create fuller lips, and restore younger-looking contours.
Dermal Fillers Before & After Photos
Who Is a Good Candidate for Fillers?
Cosmetic injectable treatments such as fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic are the world’s most popular nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. They are the ideal solution for women and men who aren’t ready for facial plastic surgery but who believe that early signs of aging make them appear older or tired.
You can benefit from filler injections if you’re concerned about:
- Dark circles or hollows beneath the eyes
- Nasolabial folds framing the mouth
- Vertical marionette lines on the chin
- Hollow or flattened cheeks
Dr. Ladner and our nurse injectors also perform lip injections for Denver patients who want to plump up or define their lips. They tailor their treatments and recommend specific fillers after listening to your concerns and examining the quality of your skin.
What Dermal Filler Is Right for You?
The latest generation of dermal fillers is much more specialized than their predecessors. It used to be that a single filler was a workhorse and was used to treat multiple concerns. Fillers today are formulated for use in specific areas, such as the cheeks, lips, or around the mouth. That’s why it’s important to choose an injector with the expertise to match a specific filler to your specific concerns.
“Dr. Ladner has done my injections several times and it is by far the best work. He is very knowledgeable about placement, and addresses all of my concerns. He is great about putting me at ease, and the results are always nothing short of awesome!”
5-Star Yelp review, Tarra A.
Fillers We Offer
Most fillers, such as products from JUVÉDERM and Restylane, have hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a clear, gooey substance that the body naturally produces to help the skin retain water. Fillers are formulated using advanced technology to look and feel natural. Most fillers also contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps patients remain comfortable during the injections.
- Refyne: Designed with XpresHAn Technology™, Refyne softens lines such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines in a way that looks natural.
- Defyne: For deeper laugh lines, Defyne uses innovative cross-linking technology the help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance while helping you maintain your natural expressions.
- Lyft: Approved by the FDA to restore volume to the cheeks, Lyft works well when combined with fillers to address moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
- Silk: This is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and to smooth wrinkles around the mouth.
JUVÉDERM XC: Patients may prefer JUVÉDERM XC for smoothing away wrinkles around their mouths and nose. JUVÉDERM XC is formulated using a technology called HYLACROSS™, which creates a very smooth gel. A single treatment session can produce results that last up to a year.
VOLUMA: Similar to Restylane Lyft, VOLUMA targets sunken or hollowed-out cheeks. VOLUMA is injected deeper into the skin than other HA fillers providing a subtle lift that creates a more youthful appearance. It is also one of the most durable fillers, with results lasting up to 2 years.
Sculptra works differently than fillers such as Restylane and JUVÉDERM. It produces results that emerge gradually but are more long-lasting because it stimulates the production of collagen. It is made using a substance called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biologically compatible and biodegradable material that the body absorbs over time. Dr. Ladner uses it to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear as our skin produces less and less collagen as we get older.
Another volumizing filler that stimulates the production of new collagen, RADIESSE provides structure similar to a scaffold below the skin. Made with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler provides immediate volume and lift that minimizes early signs of aging. Collagen continues to be produced over time, extending the results, which can last a year or more for many patients.
Meet With Dr. Ladner
Dr. Ladner’s expertise as an injector includes teaching providers in other practices throughout the Rocky Mountain region on the safe and effective injection methods for filler and neuromodulators as a trainer for Galderma, the company that makes Restylane fillers. You can request a consultation to meet with him personally or call our office at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.