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Fillers

 

Fillers are used to replace volume that we loose in the aging process. Most common areas of filler are in the lower half of the face, such as the cheeks, lines around the mouth "the parentheses" or nasolabial folds, and lines pointing down from the corner of the mouth toward the chin, or "marionette lines".  We can treat other areas as well, including the lips, around the eyes, the temples or hands. There are several types of fillers - a consultation with our dermatologist will help you decide which filler is right for you.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers: These include Juvederm Ultra™ and Ultra Plus™, Voluma™, and the Restylane™ line of products.  We chose the appropriate HA filler depending on where a patient wants treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product, which occurs in the skin. After injection, these fillers soften and incorporate into the skin, providing a smooth, natural look and feel.

Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. It is ideal for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. On average, the results last over 1 year. Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration. It does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles, it rebuilds your skin’s foundation.

Sculptra Aesthetic® is a type of facial injectible made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps replace lost collagen over a series of treatments. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging, injury, or from certain medications. Treatment session can range from 1-3 on average, spread out six weeks apart. Maintenance treatments may occur every 1-2 years. 

With fillers, the results are often immediate (with the exception of Sculptra®) with minimal downtime. Most patients need one to two treatments to achieve optimal effect, and the results last from 6 months to two years, depending on the filler used.