The normal aging process leads to the loss of fat, collagen, and underlying support structures contributing to sagging skin, volume loss, and more prominent wrinkles. Fillers are used to soften lines, replace volume, improve contours, and augment facial features. Fillers are composed of either a naturally derived product such a hyaluronic acid or calcium-based microspheres. The appropriate filler is selected by your dermatologist based on your individual facial assessment and personal cosmetic needs. The filler is often pre-mixed with an anesthetic to provide the patient with the most comfort. It is injected directly into the area necessitating volume replacement. Results are immediate and last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on the product used.
At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, all injections are performed by Board-Certified Dermatologists, in order ensure appropriate injection placement, technique, and optimal results.
Filler have been used for the correction of the following problem areas:
- Nasolabial folds (lines extending from the nose to the mouth)
- Marionette lines (parentheses around the mouth)
- Smoker’s or lip lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Loss of cheek volume
- Prominent tear troughs
- Thin or deflated lips
- Aged hands