Cosmetic Fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option to restore or augment facial volume, thereby enhancing one’s natural beauty through facial profile balancing. This can result in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. As we age, we lose volume secondary to bone, muscle, and fat loss; and collagen and hyaluronic acid production also slows.

Mechanism: Hyaluronic acid fillers are a gel-like substance which add volume giving a more hydrated and plump appearance.
Procedure Time: 15-30 min per area
Technique: Both needle and cannula techniques
Onset of Action: Immediate

Duration: Months to years, depending on the specific filler and mobility of injected area

Indications:

-Tear troughs (under the eyes)
-Temples
-Cheeks
-Nasolabial folds
-Lips
-Marionette lines
-Jawline
-Chin
-Hands

Actual patient, before and after Filler for Nasolabial Folds. Image credit Allergan.

Actual patient, before and after Filler for Nasolabial Folds. Image credit Allergan.

Actual patient, before and after Lip Filler. Image credit Restylane.

Actual patient, before and after Lip Filler. Image credit Restylane.