Dermal fillers are used to restore facial volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Injections are highly effective in treating mild to moderate lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and lips. They are also useful for adding volume to areas, such as the lips, that have diminished with age
Injectable fillers get their name because they fill in creases or lines that become more pronounced with age, creating a more youthful appearance. They can also be used for restoring volume and shape to an aging face.
The types of Fillers we carry are Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) fillers. H.A. is a natural substance found in your body, and has become a very popular type of filler for wrinkles and volume loss. This includes:
Did you know…
that hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally occurring in the human body? In fact, hyaluronic acid is responsible for attracting and holding water within the skin, giving it youthful volume. Over time, hyaluronic acid levels deteriorate, causing the skin to develop lines and appear sunken. H.A. fillers restore hyaluronic acid molecules to the skin, causing it to ‘plump’ the skin and give it a smoother, more voluminous appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for Hyaluronic acid fillers?
You may be a candidate for H.A. injections if you are bothered by the appearance of vertical brow lines, smile lines, frown lines or lip lines. H.A. fillers could also be an option if you desire bigger or fuller lips. Though there are few contraindications for dermal fillers, some people, such as pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, may not be candidates. People taking blood thinners, aspirin or daily NSAID’s have a higher than normal risk of bruising. Contact our office for more information about H.A. fillers and whether it could be right for you.
What should I expect during an H.A. injection?
An H.A. filler treatment session is performed in the office. A fine needle is injected just below the surface of the skin, offering nearly instantaneous results. Some fillers have a numbing agent mixed into the filler, while others may require a pre-injection numbing session. Most sessions last approximately half an hour and require virtually no down time.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but your cosmetic surgeon may ask you to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.
How often will I need to return for additional treatments?
You will notice results immediately after treatment though it may take a few days to realize Restylane’s full effects. Though long term outcomes vary from person to person, most people who undergo Restylane to treat the lips can expect results that last 3 to 6 months, and treatments in other areas of the face that typically last 6 to 9 months or more.