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Facial Fillers

Experiencing volume loss is one of the most common signs of aging. As a result, we often see the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and hollows across the face. This normal aging process is due to the thinning of facial tissues. 

Facial Filler, also known as Dermal Fillers, replace lost volume to treat these aging changes to provide a smooth and youthful appearance. Facial Fillers can also be used to sculpt facial features such as the jawline, lips, under eyes and more.

What Are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. There are three main types of facial fillers; temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent.

Facial Filler Brands:

Versa

Revanesse Lips+

Sculptra

Radiesse

Restylane

Bellafill

Close up of a female patient receiving an injection to her chin

Temporary Facial Filler:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Restylane®, Versa®, and Revanesse Lips+

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body, helping the skin stay plump and hydrated. On average Hyaluronic Acid fillers last between 6-18 months before they are naturally absorbed within the body. 

Calcium Based Filler: Radiesse®

Calcium based fillers or Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is another naturally occurring substance in the body. Most people are familiar with the use of calcium in helping build strong bones. However, in filler products, calcium hydroxylapatite acts as a powerful stimulator for your body’s natural collagen production. This product is a great option for deeper set lines and wrinkles.

Temporary Fillers: last 6-18 months*

 

Semi-Permanent Facial Filler:

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Filler: Sculptra®

Poly-L-lactic Acid is another powerful collagen stimulator that has shown significant improvements in the body’s own collagen production. This biocompatible (meaning it is safe to use in the body), biodegradable, synthetic substance is a great option for deeper set lines and wrinkles.

Temporary Fillers: last 2-4 years*

 

Permanent Facial Filler:

Collagen and PMMA Filler: Bellafill®

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, biocompatible substance that has been used in medicine for much of the last century. PMMA fillers present themselves under the surface of the skin as “microspheres” or tiny balls which provide continued support. 

Permanent Fillers: Permanent/Non-absorbable*

Facial Filler FAQ:

Unlike other practices we offer a number solutions to manage your discomfort when getting facial fillers. We offer local anesthetic (lidocaine), numbing cream (topical), relaxation medication, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and more.

72 hours before treatment we recommend refraining use of alcohol, advil, aleve, ibuprofen, waxing, hair removal creams, and vitamin E oil. Avoiding these prior to treatment will minimize bruising, bleeding, and discomfort. 

Our Master Injectors and staff will guide you through the process of treatment. We will review your facial beauty plan and work with you to achieve naturally beautiful results. As a center of excellence in eduction and the facial aesthetic industry. Our goal is to enhance and restore the natural beauty of our patients.

Facial Fillers offer no downtime or recovery; you will receive instructions on your respective treatment. After your treatment is completed we will schedule a follow-up visit to evaluate your results.

Master Injectors: Janisse Watkins, APGN-C & Jennifer Gold, PA-C