Cosmetic Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are a safe cosmetic dermal (skin) fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. There are several different types but in general they can be used in many areas of the face. They can be used to augment the lips, bringing “new life” to small, narrow lips. They can also be used for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These lines are typically above the mouth, running from the nose to the corners of the upper lip (Nasolabial Folds), or pointing down from the corner of the mouth towards the chin (Marionette Lines).  The results are appreciated before you even leave the office and will last for 6 to 12 months.

Consultation

To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of the areas that you would like to treat is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.

The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after the procedure.

Procedure

Injections are performed with or without local anesthesia. A sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent but will last 6 to 12 months. On occasion the injections may need to be repeated to obtain the results that you desire. Facial fillers are only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.

Post-Procedure

After treatment patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are bruising and infection. The effects last about a year but do eventually go away. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.