What are injectables or dermal fillers?
When age, volume loss, and gravity have an effect on your appearance, injectable fillers offer the opportunity to add volume and the appearance of a youthful contour.* They work by literally filling in the wrinkles from underneath the skin.* Fillers can be used almost anywhere on the face to add volume and help with surface irregularities.* They have a temporary effect because the materials they are made from are absorbed by the body over time.
Many fillers also contain lidocaine (a numbing agent) to decrease discomfort due to the injection.* You may also receive additional local anesthetic for comfort.* Combinations of the different types of fillers will provide you with subtle yet noticeable changes in your appearance.* You get almost immediate results with little risk and no down time.* You may experience some swelling and bruising at the injection site that may last up to a week.* Best of all, they are totally customizable to create the results you desire.* Fillers can last anywhere between 3 months and one year or more depending on the depth of the lines and creases, the type of filler used, and where on your face the filler was used.*
Hyaluronic Acid Gel fillers
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the body tissues, like skin and cartilage. When HA is combined with water it swells to create that smoothing effect.* Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to plump the skin and provide support to facial structures and tissues that have lost volume and elasticity due to normal aging.* Generally, effects last from 6-12 months.*
Here are some popular Hyaluronic Acid Gel Fillers you may have heard of:
- Juvederm® XC
- Juvederm Voluma® XC
- Restylane Silk®
- Restylane Lyft®
- Belotero Balance®
After consultation and discussion of your goals, Dr. Waltzman will select the best products for your total rejuvenation.*
* Results and patient experience may vary.