As we age, many people notice a loss of volume in their skin. That’s because the substance in our bodies that gives structure to our tissues – known as collagen – begins to break down. Fillers are a gel made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, and they can be injected to revitalize your appearance and restore youth.
Dermal fillers replace collagen we have lost, and they stimulate our bodies to create more collagen. In addition to revitalizing the skin, fillers can be used to improve deep scars, replace a facelift, repair earlobes, and rejuvenate hands. Unlike other injectables, fillers do not work on muscle activation, so you still have full movement of your facial features. The body naturally metabolizes hyaluronic acid over time, so filler will gently degrade over the course of months.
This is a minimally-invasive, FDA-approced procedure. Filler takes about 30 minutes to administer, and results are immediately visible. Typical side effects include slight post-procedure bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. Rarely, patients may have an allergic reaction.
Radiesse is a uniquely formulated filler that provides volume and corrects deep folds. It lasts for 12+ months.
Hyperdilute Radiesse is a special technique used to smooth crepey skin on the neck, chest, arms and legs. It reduces the appearance of lines, and makes skin appear younger and firmer. It lasts for 12+ months.
RHA Redensity is a lightweight hyaluronic acid filler designed to smooth the appearance of fine lines (lipstick lines) around the mouth. This filler provides a natural look and feel, and lasts up to 12 months.
RHA 2 is a dynamic filler that provides subtle volume and smoothing around the cheeks and mouth. This filler lasts for 12-15 months.
RHA 3 is formulated for volume and movement across the face. This filler can be used to smooth deep lines and lasts for 12-15 months.
RHA 4 is a resilient hyaluronic acid filler designed for deep folds, such as the folds of the cheeks, and high volume. It lasts up to 15 months.
Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler designed specifically to add volume to the mid-face. It can last up to two years.
There may be three to seven days of swelling or bruising around the mouth and with lips. However, there should be minimal swelling in other areas of the face.
You cannot have dental work done within two weeks of filler injections. If you have a history of cold sores, tell your doctor so Valtrex can be prescribed in advance.
Most dermal fillers contain lidocaine so that when injection begins, the area becomes numb. We also offer ProNox at no extra charge, which lessens discomfort with no residual side effects. Patients choosing ProNox may feel as if they have had two cocktails; however, they are safe to drive approximately seven minutes after their last inhalation.