One of the earliest visible signs of facial aging is the loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles. Injectable fillers may help to soften facial lines and wrinkles, as well as restore volume and fullness in the face. Fillers may also be used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel and Restylane® are two of the latest fillers available based on hyaluronic acid, which is already a substance present in your body. Unlike older collagen based fillers, hyaluronic acid is derived from a non-animal source and does not require a skin test. As with any medication, allergic reactions are possible but extremely rare. Other risks include bruising, swelling and lumpiness after the injection. The gel is injected via a small needle in the office by our physicians. The effect typically lasts six months or longer.
Our physicians can counsel you regarding whether you are a candidate for filler treatment during your consultation as well as review your goals and expectations. Often other modalities, such as BOTOX® will be combined to achieve the desired effect.
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