Facial fillers are injectable products that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips or replace volume loss that occurs in very athletic people or naturally with aging. Exposure to sun, loss of hormonal balance, and years of muscle movement contribute to breakdown of the skins collagen and elastin. In addition, after the age of 30, our face starts to lose fat and bone that normally holds the skin up and in its place. Eventually, gravity takes over, and the skin starts to sag down into the lower parts of the face, creating nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls.
Various types of facial fillers are available and each is designed with one or several purposes. Some examples of products used by our providers are listed below, but each patient is unique and consultation is always best to determine which product(s) will provide you with the best results.
There are 2 types of fillers: Immediate volumizers and collagen stimulators
Restylane Refyne & Defyne
Platelet Rich Fibrin
Uniquely crafted with bio compatible poly-L-lactic acid, this advanced FDA approved formula works to replenish collagen levels and revitalize the skin on a cellular basis. Unlike botulinum toxin injectables, Sculptra can soften facial wrinkles and fine lines without minimizing muscle activity, leaving you in control of your appearance instead of the other way around.
Tear troughs (under eyes)
Vertical lip lines
Corners of the mouth
The average length of filler injections is 30 to 60 minutes per session, depending on the individual and the number of areas being treated. Some of the most common side effects include: bruising at injection site, numbness, and temporary redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, or discoloration. Although there is often no downtime needed, you will be advised not to plan on going to any major social events within a day or two after your injection, just in case you do develop some significant swelling or bruising.