Restylane, Juvaderm and Voluma, are several of the hyaluronic acid products, available in our office. Fillers can replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin. A significant portion of the unwanted changes that happened as we age, has to do with losing fat and deflation in the facial area. Hyaluroniic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that is found in almost every cell in the body. When injected, superficially under a wrinkle it helps smooth away moderate wrinkles. Filler can also be placed in areas of depression and deflation, such as lips, hollows and depressions around the eyes, crevices and depressions around the mouth such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Filler can be placed in the cheek area, along the jaw line to soften the appearance of jowls and even areas of depression along the brow and temple. Depending on the product and its placement, product can last between 6 and 24 months. A safety feature unique to hyaluronic acid products, is that they can be removed with a enzyme, hyaluronidase, within a 24 hour period.
Radiesse, is a calcium hydroxyapatite biocompatible and biodegradable material, which is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, which is also available.
Fillers are injected in the office under local or topical anesthesia. Patients are instructed on aftercare the night of the procedure most commonly a routine of ice compresses until bed time.