Replace lost facial volume and soften creases.
The Facial Filler Formula™
To improve facial wrinkles and furrows, and to replace facial soft tissue volume that is lost with aging.
The ideal facial filler today is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that makes up a substantial portion of our body’s tissue. There are dozens of good fillers on the market today, but the most popular include JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. Both of these have a long history of effectiveness and a high safety profile.
The areas to be treated are selected mutually by you and your surgeon. Some of the filler products have anaesthetic, or “freezing,” in them; others do not and you may elect to have a local anaesthetic injected or a topical anaesthetic applied first, or for some people or smaller areas to forego anaesthetic.
Depending upon the specific need for the filler, different grades or types may be selected to achieve optimum results.
Facial fillers can be very effective in improving the following problems related to aging, disease or trauma:
- Nose-cheek furrows.
- “Sad” lines or “marionette” lines at the corner of the mouth.
- Volumizing a pre-jowl furrow to diminish the jowly appearance.
- Volumizing the sagging or hollowed cheek to create cheek bones.
- Reducing the dark circles or “tear trough” (hollow under the eyes).
- Lip wrinkles.
- Plumping up of the upper or lower lip to achieve a naturally youthful, sensuous lip.
- Finer cheek, forehead or crow’s feet wrinkles.
- Softening acne or other scars.
- Plumping and elevation of the sagging eyebrow.
- Plumping up sagging, atrophic or wrinkly ear lobes.
- Correcting other facial deformities where adding volume may help.
By softening wrinkles, smoothing furrows, re-volumizing the face, and elevating depressed scars, you can achieve a rejuvenated, more youthful and softer look for your skin.
The hyaluronic acid fillers can be further augmented at any time if desired. They can even be diminished through the injection of hyaluronadaise if it is felt there has been any over-correction.
No skin test is required, as hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound in our own bodies – you are just “topping up” what has been lost through natural metabolism.
These fillers are lasting from 9-15 months in most people, and in some longer. Treatments are strictly at your own wish.
For best results, botulinum toxin can sometimes be combined with fillers.
Patient satisfaction, in our experience, is very high.
Any injection can occasionally cause bruising or swelling.
Under-correction or over-correction may require a “touch up” (this is less rather than more common).
Occasionally the filler may be a little “bumpy-lumpy” and require smoothening, with an enzyme hyaluronidase.
Following the injection, which can take from a few minutes to more than 40 minutes depending on the treatments chosen, cool compresses are applied in the office for 10 to 15 minutes.
A small amount of swelling may be present for a few days. Makeup can be applied immediately.
You can usually resume social and professional activities the next day, but you can expect two to three days for the majority of swelling to completely settle. Lip augmentation may take several days longer to settle.
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Before and After Photo Policy
We do not post an online gallery to ensure patient confidentiality. We are more than pleased to share pre- and post-operative photos in the office during your consultation so we can specifically relate these to your expected results.