Dermal Fillers and Volumizers

Dermal Fillers:

Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours like dark circles under the eyes, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. We will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired look. Here is a list of fillers we offer:

Juvederm® is a gel of hyaluronic acid that is great for wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. This particular formulation uses a process called Hylacross® to create a smooth consistency gel for a natural look and includes an anesthetic to reduce pain as it is being administered.

Restylane® and Perlane® are both products of the Restylane family. These clear gel formulations of hyaluronic acid are used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facials folds. While Perlane may be more effective for the deeper areas, Restylane can be used to enhance your lips.

Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler with unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction.

Radiesse® is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite suspended in a cellulose gel carrier. This filler (sometimes referred to as a volumizer) is used for deeper wrinkles rather than fine lines and also has collagen stimulating effects.

Voluma® is a modified hyaluronic acid (HA), derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar that instantly adds volume and subtly lifts the cheek area. This procedure temporarily reverses the signs of aging and helps restore contour for up to 2 years.

Volumizers:

Volumizers are facial injectables that show gradual results over time.  It is the only facial injectable designed to stimulate collagen with results that last over two years.

Sculptra® is a Poly-L-Lactic Acid that stimulates the skin to produce collagen. The results are gradual, but can last longer than fillers in defining sagging facial areas or increasing hollow facial features.

 

FAQ:

What is the preparation for filler injection?

This requires no preparation except the avoidance of blood thinners, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, St. John’s Wart or high doses of Vitamin E supplements to prevent bruising.

 

Where else might the injections be given?

Injections can be given in the hands to yield a younger, plumper appearance of the hand. This is based upon the hypothesis that while the face can exhibit a youthful appearance from these techniques, frequently the hands will reveal the aging process. The use of fillers will mask this appearance.