Discover how an aesthetic medicine can be used to treat volume loss and fill in wrinkles
Filler procedures are minimally invasive and are most commonly used around the face, neck, and hands to create a fuller, more youthful appearance. The result of a filler procedure is usually immediate and has minimal risk and minimal recovery time. The three main kinds of fillers are temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent.
If you are concerned about deep lines around the mouth, brow, or eyes, or volume loss to the lips and cheeks, filler injections can successfully improve these conditions with low risk and down time.
The most popular kind of temporary filler is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound and successfully creates fullness and volume. Other temporary fillers include collagen-based fillers and calcium hydroxylapatite. Like hyaluronic acid, collagen is also naturally occurring and improves the structure and strength of the skin. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a denser, heavier compound that is injected deeper into the skin.
Semi-permanent fillers, like their name, offer longer lasting results although it is possible that you will need an occasional “touch up” after the initial injections. These fillers are usually made of denser compounds, such as biodegradable poly-L-lactic acid, and they are most commonly used to treat deeper lines and depressions.
Our fillers include:
Juvaderm Voluma XC is an injectable hyaluronic acid-based gel that temporarily combats age-related sagging and loss of volume in the cheek area.
Juvaderm XC is an injectable hyaluronic acid-based gel used to temporarily fill in wrinkles and folds in the face, especially around the nose and mouth.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that not only provides immediate volumizing to plump skin and fill in wrinkles, but also stimulates the skin to produce more collagen, the protein that gives skin its natural youthful volume.
Restylane is a dermal filler used to plump and fill wrinkles and folds in the face, including nasolabial folds. Restylane can also be used to plump and enhance the lips.
A Restylane product, Perlane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to treat moderate-to-severe facial folds and wrinkles. The three-dimensional gel particles plump the skin and fill in deep folds, lasting for approximately six months.
Designed specifically for the lips, Restylane Silk dermal filler provides subtle lip enhancement while also smoothing lines around the mouth.
Sculptra aesthetic is an injectable treatment of poly-L-lactic acid, used to help fill in mild-to-severe nasolabial folds for up to two years. Several injections over time help to replace lost collagen for a more youthful look.
It is very important to keep in mind that board certified plastic surgeons are specially trained in the structure and musculature of the face and can successfully analyze how your unique features will respond to the use of aesthetic injectables. Additionally, be aware that silicone is absolutely unsafe when used as a filler injection. These injections are not FDA-approved and are most often peddled by unlicensed individuals. Always consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.