While no one can completely stop the natural aging process, it is possible to slow the hands of
time. Injectable facial fillers are a quick, non-surgical solution to lines, wrinkles and lost
facial volume. With one treatment, wrinkles are smoothed out and volume is restored, rejuvenating
the facial appearance. While results are temporary, repeat treatments can provide natural-looking
and long-lasting results.
If you wish to transform your facial appearance from worn-out and aged to youthful and radiant, it
may be time to consider treatment with facial fillers. Learn more about the injectable fillers we
offer and find out which one is best for you by contacting a member of our team today.
What do Facial Fillers Address?
- Fine lines around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
- “Crow’s feet” lines around the eyes
- Deep furrows and creases on the forehead
- Hollowed-looking eyes and cheeks
- Vertical bands on the neck
- Naturally thin or aged lips
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid injectable gel that binds to water molecules, increasing volume in the
area treated. Juvederm is commonly used to address vertical lip lines, smile lines and deep facial
folds. This injectable can also effectively plump up the lips for a fuller, more attractive pout.
Results with Juvederm typically last up to six months.
Composed of a hylaluronic acid base, Restylane is used to fill in deep creases on the face,
including those on the forehead and the lines between the nose and mouth. Like Juvederm, results
with Restylane can last up to six months.
Perlane is a hyaluronic acid gel filler made by Restylane. It is used to treat fine lines as well as
hollowed-out skin and moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, typically on the mid-face area. Results
usually last about six months.
Comprised of tiny calcium microspheres, Radiesse is an injectable filler that stimulates collagen
growth. The renewed collagen plumps up the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles like those
around the nose and mouth. Results with Radiesse can last a year or more.
Sculptra is made from polylactic acid, a biocompatible substance used to replace collagen that has
been lost over time. This injectable filler is commonly used to fill in facial areas that have
hollowed out due to the natural aging process. The rejuvenating results of Sculptra typically last
two or more years.
How Treatment Works
Your injectable treatment may take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the target area.
Before treatment, a topica; anesthetic may be used to numb the area for maximum comfort. Then, a
fine needle is used to inject the substance. Because there is no downtime, you are free to return to
work or your regular routine immediately after treatment.
Following your treatment, you may experience temporary soreness and redness on the treatment area. A
rare side effect is mild bruising in the treatment area, which can easily be concealed with makeup.
Depending on the injectable filler used, results may be noticeable immediately after treatment or
appear gradually over time. Because results are temporary, repeat treatments are recommended. A
member of our team will advise on the best treatment plan for you depending on your aesthetic
concerns and goals.
Would you like to learn more about how facial fillers can enhance your appearance? Our med spa
specialists can help you find the right treatment for you. Contact our practice today to request an