numerous types of lines and wrinkles that form on the
face. Some of these age lines are very shallow and are created
by overactive facial muscles. Other types of wrinkles are deeper, and some can
be very harsh. These deeper wrinkles form as a result of the skin’s
gradual decline in hyaluronic acid and collagen protein.
To deal with moderate and harsh facial wrinkles and folds, many patients come in for filler treatments. Fillers are injectable products that restore facial volume beneath wrinkles to resolve them, resulting in smooth and youthful-looking skin.
The Types of Fillers That We Offer
We have been trained in the proper injection of multiple popular injectable products. Every filler is different and serves a different purpose. The choice of filler depends on a number of factors, including the exact area of treatment and the type of results desired.
Juvederm: This filler product is a smooth gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. By supplementing the tissues’ dwindling supply of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm restores moisture and volume to the skin. This resolves a number of wrinkles and can also add volume to the lips. JUVEDERM XC HAS BEEN PROVEN TO LAST UP TO 12 MONTHS AND JUVEDERM VOLUMA HAS BEEN PROVEN TO LAST UP TO 24 MONTHS. If a patient is unhappy with the results of this filler, they can be reversed using hyaluronidase to dissolve the hyaluronic acid.
Restylane: This filler is very similar to Juvederm in terms of its makeup (hyaluronic acid) and uses (wrinkle filling). Its effects have been seen to last up to 12-24 months AS WELL. The main difference between Restylane and Juvederm lies in its consistency. Restylane is firm and granular, whereas Juvederm is smooth. This means that Restylane is often better for plumping the lips and filling deeper wrinkles like the nasolabial folds.
Radiesse: Due to its composition, Radiesse is very different from all the other fillers on the market. It is made of an aqueous gel solution containing calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. CaHA is a material the tissues use to help create more collagen protein, improving the health of the skin. The microspheres create structure, and as they are absorbed, the new collagen takes their place. Its results can last for a year or longer.
Coming In for Filler Treatments
Filler treatments are
typically quick and convenient. They beginwith marking of the areas
that are targeted for treatment in order to create a guide for the procedure. These
areas will also need to be numbed. In many cases, a local anesthetic may be
part of the formulation of the filler, so it will not need to be
injected beforehand. In other cases, administration of local
anestheticwill need to occur before the filler injections.
Once the treatment
areas are prepared, the medical professional will carefully inject small
amounts of filler. The process usually does not take longer than a
half hour to complete and often takeseven less time.
Afterwards, the patient will be free to go home or return to work, since there will not be a long period of healing or downtime following the injections. This makes filler treatments much more convenient and comfortable than surgical procedures.
Arranging Your Filler Consultation
To schedule a filler consultation at Westchester Cosmetic Dermatology, contact us today and set up your appointment. We have years of experience helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and will be happy to help.