Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers or injectables, are a common treatment for dealing with wrinkles and facial volume loss. Fillers are often referred to as liquid facelifts, since they provide results similar to a surgical facelift. They are only a temporary solution to reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but they are also much lower in cost and don’t require any recovery time.
Facial fillers add volume and decrease wrinkles in the following areas:
- Around the eyes
- Between the eyebrows
- Nasolabial folds (“smile lines”)
- Around the mouth and lips
- Lips (for augmentation)
- Mid Cheek areas
Facial Fillers versus Facelifts
The first thing you should know is that even though dermal fillers are known as a “liquid facelift,” they won’t replicate the permanent results you will get with a facelift, even temporarily.
That said, if you need additional volume in your face and want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fillers are a less expensive and less invasive alternative. You just need to know that you aren’t going to get the results you would get with an actual facelift.
Facial fillers are made of different substances and some work better to fill specific areas of the face than others.
If you are interested in dermal fillers, you should come in for a consultation to find out what dermal filler will best fit your needs. Some of the options we have available are:
Juvederm is a gel filler that improves moderate wrinkles, especially “smile lines” and wrinkles around the mouth. It is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is FDA-approved to last up to one year.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler that adds volume and fullness to the skin while reducing facial wrinkles. It works best to correct moderate to severe wrinkles.
Sculptra is a synthetic material that adds volume to tissues by stimulating fibroblasts to produce more collagen.
Voluma is the first FDA approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek region. It is a non-surgical injection that can last for up to two years.
To learn more about these treatments and find out which is best for you, contact us now for a free consultation.