The introduction of injectable skin fillers has dramatically increased the number of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. While surgery remains the best way to achieve long-lasting results, soft tissue skin fillers can often accomplish immediate significant improvement with little to no recovery time. Patients who use skin fillers typically report improvement in the following areas:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Increase in tissue volume (as in lip augmentation)
- Acne scar minimization
Each of the skin fillers offered at our practice has certain advantages over the others. Oftentimes, a combination therapy can yield the best results. It is important to remember that no filler is permanent; to maintain your results, you will eventually need to repeat treatment.
JUVÉDERM® and VOLUMA™ skin fillers are substances designed to add volume and remove wrinkles by plumping up the target area.
JUVÉDERM® and VOLUMA™ are colorless hyaluronic acid-based gels that contain a small quantity of local anesthetic. JUVÉDERM® is injected into facial tissue to help smooth away wrinkles and folds, especially around the mouth and nose. JUVÉDERM® can also add volume to the facial tissue and to restore a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel will help to minimize discomfort during the injections.
VOLUMA™ can often instantly add volume to the cheek, nose, and mouth area and has been clinically proven to last up to two years in treated patients.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is designed to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and act as a cushioning agent.
Most patients need only one treatment to achieve optimal results. Results will typically last between six months and two years. After this time, you should contact our office to schedule your next injections.