When you’re young, your face is plump and firm with taut, smooth skin. As you mature, your face begins to lose its firmness, causing furrows, folds, and wrinkles. Cosmetic fillers can revitalize your appearance by adding volume to your facial structure, allowing your skin to lie smoothly over plump, youthful features.
Fillers are injected below the skin’s surface to add volume and stimulate the skin’s natural collagen growth, visibly reducing wrinkles and lines, enhancing cheeks, plumping lips, and lifting and smoothing scar depressions.
As it is a minimally invasive procedure, it requires little to no downtime while providing the correction that is less expensive than surgery with far fewer risks. Swelling, bruising and a small amount of bleeding at the injection site are common and should be expected after post-treatment.
There are a number of filler types available for use. Hyaluronic Acid Gels are the most popular types of fillers and include brands like Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvéderm®. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in the human body, and thus is extremely safe to use on the skin. Most areas on the face can be treated, with results lasting around six months.
Other fillers that are not hyaluronic acid gel based are also available. These are semi-permanent or permanent fillers, such as Radiesse® and Sculptra®. Radiesse is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a carrier gel and can be used to treat most areas of the face except for lips. Sculptra is used mostly for larger volume filling like sunken cheeks, deep nasolabial folds or laugh lines. Several treatments, spaced apart, are needed for optimal results. The collagen build-up is gradual over several months’ time. Results have been shown to last up to two years.
Our experienced doctors guide you on the best-suited filler for your concerns so that you can benefit this non-invasive approach to a younger appearance.