Dermal fillers are used to fill skin wrinkles, skin depressions, enhance tissue volume, or to plump up lips. Some dermal fillers are better adapted for use in particular locations and they have different durations. With the aging process, the face loses volume in a number of places, often leading to an older, more tired looking face. Non-surgical facial fillers (also called cosmetic dermal fillers) are used to smooth away lines and wrinkles, restore fullness to the lips, enhance the eyes and cheeks, and replace the natural looking volume to the face that has been lost over the years.

In order to effectively address your specific needs, we will choose from a variety of facial filler options, including Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, Radiesse®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and Collagen. Each filler is designed to yield optimal results for particular areas of the face. During a pre-treatment consultation, we will help you decide which one can be used most effectively for your cosmetic goals.

ur injection treatment routine involves numerous steps to minimize discomfort and maximize results. We have a specially formulated topical numbing cream that is remarkable in its ability to anesthetize (numb) the skin prior to injections. Additionally, right before treatment, the skin is cleansed with alcohol and then cooling ice is applied to the injection site to further numb the area. In our practice, the typical patient experiences a rather painless and relaxed treatment process, with little to no bruising.

Facial fillers are best known for their ability to correct nasolabial folds and add volume and form to the lips. In addition to these more common uses, we also utilize facial fillers in many innovative ways to enhance the face, reverse aging signs, and produce natural looking results.

Undereye hollowness, grooves, and shadowing can make the eyes look tired, aged, and unattractive. Using dermal fillers like Restylane®, we can carefully fill the undereye areas of hollowness, hence providing a more rested look without surgery. In some patients (even very young ones), under eye hollow areas are a familial trait (unrelated to age) that can also be enhanced quite easily. The technique used by us involves a 10 minute procedure where fillers are placed under the eye and upper cheek to create revitalized, beautiful, and natural result. The estimated bruising rate for this procedure is 5% for a minor bruise and 1% for a major bruise. It is recommended that injections are performed at least a week prior to an important event to account for possible swelling or bruising. Should a minor correction be needed, another medicine (hyaluronidase) can be used to erase or reverse the effects in the injected areas.

In addition to the undereye areas, the upper cheek and the entire face can be rejuvenated by adding volume to face. Sometimes called the liquid facelift, careful use of fillers can produce a dramatic yet natural facial rejuvenation with almost no downtime and no surgery. Many times a combination of minor procedures (like BOTOX® Cosmetic, laser skin resurfacing, and fillers) can be combined to produce a great result.

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Dermal fillers have been used by us in these lesser known areas of the face as a part of the liquid facelift or as standalone procedures:

  • Forehead lines
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Acne scars
  • Around the eyes
  • Lines around the nose
  • On the nose to correct depressions (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty)
  • Lines around the lips
  • Corner of the mouth
  • Jaw lines
  • Line under the lip and above the chin
  • Almost any facial line or wrinkle

Facial filler treatments are minimally-invasive and can be performed right here inour office. Unlike surgical rejuvenation techniques, little to no downtime is required following the procedure and results can often be seen immediately. The injections can generally be administered in about 30 minutes, and the target areas can be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Depending on the particular filler, results can last anywhere from a few months to a year, if not longer. In many instances, dermal fillers can also be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic to achieve even greater results.

  • Restylane
  • Restylane Silk
  • Radiesse
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Collagen

As with any procedure, recovery times will vary from person to person as well as where on the face the injections are performed. You can generally expect minor redness, swelling, or bruising immediately following your treatment; however, these symptoms should subside relatively quickly. You will most likely be able to return to your normal daily routine after your procedure. Once the effects of treatment begin to fade, you can typically maintain the initial results with occasional “touch-up” treatments. We recommend a follow-up visit 7-14 days after the injections to evaluate the results and the need for additional treatments.

  • Which dermal filler is right for me? We will help you determine the best filler to achieve your goals during the pre-treatment consultation.
  • How long will results last? Results will vary depending on the dermal filler used.
  • How often will I need to receive treatment? We will help you determine how often you should return for treatments based on your specific goals and the type of facial filler used.

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