If you would like to restore youthfulness to your face, plump thin lips, and soften facial creases and lines then dermal fillers may be for you. *This minimally invasive procedure has been called “liquid facelift” because fillers offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
FDA approved products we use:
Perlane® and Restylane® http://www.restylaneusa.com/restylane
Frequently Asked Questions
Juvéderm®, Perlane®, Restylane®, and Belotero® are made from a material called hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in the skin. As we age, there is less hyaluronic acid, which creates unwanted wrinkles and folds. When injected into the skin with a small needle, hyaluronic acid binds water molecules. It in essence “fills in” wrinkles and folds and corrects volume loss.
Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, which is found naturally in human bones. This mineral-like compound is used to fill the deepest creases and is also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Over time, Radiesse® stimulates the body to produce collagen naturally. Ultimately, the body absorbs the product and leaves behind the natural collagen for great results.
- Smile lines/nasolabial folds: lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines: lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth
- Corners of the mouth
- Pre-jowl area
Fillers are used to fill wrinkles and add volume to the face. BOTOX® relaxes muscles and is mostly used on the upper face. Many people get both.
First your provider will listen to your desired results and evaluate the appearance of your skin. The areas to be injected will be cleansed and a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area if desired. Some dermal fillers include an anesthetic in the mixture. The actual injections will take a few minutes. Afterwards you will be offered ice packs to reduce any discomfort and swelling.
As with any injection, you may experience side effects such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, which typically resolves in a few days. Remember not to rub the treated area so that the filler material remains undisturbed.
Almost immediately, but maximum results may take two weeks.
The way your face continues to age and how your body absorbs fillers will determine the timing of repeat treatments. It lasts between six and twelve months.
Your provider can help you determine which filler is right for you at your consultation. It depends on the area you are interested in treating and desired outcome.
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