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Injectables and Fillers

As an alternative to looking tired and showing the signs of aging, facial rejuvenation can be an immediate pick-me-up with dermal fillers.  Volume is an important feature to the mid-face to soften the hollowness caused by fat loss with age. Moderate wrinkles and deep lines can also be filled to create a smoother appearance. Lip lines referred to as “smoker’s lines” (even if you’ve never smoked) are the result of how the lower face changes with advancing decades. Lips that were once fuller and plumped disappear, temporal areas sink, and jowls sag.  Different fillers options can be discussed at your visit for the best results.


THE BENEFITS OF TREATMENT  WITH FACIAL FILLERS

With an array of facial filler options, the best treatment option for you can be determined at the time of your consultation.

JUVEDERM * VOLUMA * VOLLURE * VOLBELLA * RESTYLANE LYFT * RESTYLANE SILK * RESTYLANE REFYNE *RESTYLANE DEFYNE * RADIESSE * BELOTERO * SCULPTRA

Juvederm  is a filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA), similar to a substance that is naturally found in the skin. It is best used to fill facial lines and wrinkles, provide fuller, more defined lips  and for eliminating lip lines. Juvederm can also be used for replacing mid-face volume loss and lifting and contouring the cheek area. The choice of Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus, Juvederm Vollure, or Juvederm Volbella, will depend on where the correction is needed.

Restylane is also a HA filler that is available in different sized particles, designed to reduce the visible folds and wrinkles that occur with aging and to add fullness to the skin for a lasting effect. Restylane SILK and Restylane ReFyne best treat the lips, lines around the mouth and the lower face where a more natural expression is desired. Restylane LYFT and Restylane DeFyne offer a fullness to the face to reduce subtle lines and give the cheeks a lift without an altered appearance.

Radiesse is made from a calcium-based product suspended in a gel carrier. It can instantly add volume and support to reduce creases around the nose and mouth. Radiesse can also be used in the hands to restore volume loss due to aging. Radiesse to the hands will disguise the appearance of unsightly veins and tendons. Radiesse is thought to stimulate the body’s own collagen to produce more collagen. As it disappears over time, the natural collagen remains.

Belotero is a concentrated hyaluronic acid . Since its technology has a uniquely soft gel, it is best used around the mouth to correct etched lines and chin wrinkles.

Sculptra is made up of poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), a substance that helps stimulate and replace lost collagen. With a series of treatments, Sculptra is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it rebuilds lost collagen and corrects facial wrinkles and replace fullness.


ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR INJECTABLES & FACIAL FILLERS?

If you have realistic expectations about the outcome of your non-surgical facial treatments, have moderate lines and wrinkles or hollowness of the face, lips that would benefit from some fullness and contouring, and creases around your eyes or sunken temples, then you are a candidate for facial fillers. 


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE

Consider the procedures to be comfortable as well as exciting, as you will have an immediate result after filler treatments! Besides a topical anesthetic that works fairly quickly, most injectables are also blended with lidocaine to make the procedure tolerable.  Any questions you might have about the treatment will be addressed before the treatment.


RECOVERY

The degree of side effects will vary from person to person based on the type of filler, the number of injections needed, and your tendency to bruise.  There is not  necessarily any down-time after the treatment with facial fillers. The redness, swelling, or bruising that follows treatment may least 3-10 days. It is important to avoid any blood thinning medications or herbal supplements prior to your procedure to avoid the risk of down-time. These blood thinning agents will be discussed with your medical provider prior to being treated.


RESULTS

Unlike Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin treatments, the results of injectable facial fillers are  immediate!  Treatments with fillers often elicit those “WOW” responses and give individuals an encouraging confidence of keeping an attractive, more youthful look. Most fillers are meant to last at least one year, but follow-up treatments help to maintain a renewed appearance.

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