For The Face
You may need a “wrinkle RELAXER” like Botox or Xeomin, or an actual “wrinkle FILLER”, or perhaps BOTH. This will all be discussed with you at your consult. We always take a conservative approach.
Wrinkle fillers are used for everything from erasing fine lines on the cheeks and above lips to adding volume to the cheeks, smile lines, and jawline. Fillers have come and gone over the years, and we have used them all over the last 20 years or so. The ones we use currently are those we have obtained the best, longest lasting results. Different fillers are used in different places and what is best for you will be discussed.
This is an in office procedure and topical anesthetic is applied. Often referred to as a “lunchtime face lift”, the results are instantaneous and you literally see years erased as the filler is placed. Afterwards ice is applied and some bruising is to be expected. But the results- long lasting and totally worth it.
Different fillers are used for different problems in different areas:
BELOTERO: This is a highly refined very smooth filler best used very close to the skin to fill in lip lines or the tiny fine lines on the lateral cheek and under the eye. Because it is injected so superficially, it can be used in the creases between and under the eyes where other fillers are not safe. It usually lasts 6 to 9 months but it’s fabulous in these tiny imperfections where a heavier filler will not look natural. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance which we naturally have in our bodies.
JUVEDERM, VOLBELLA AND VOLUMA: These fillers are all hyaluronic acid based and are used for different issues in different places. All of this will be discussed with you in consultation.
RADIESSE: This is our heaviest filler used to fill in deep smile lines, plump the cheeks, and smooth the jowl line. It is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite. It’s the same compound found in our teeth and bones. It’s the longest lasting-often for years- and therefore MUST be placed correctly and carefully. In my hands, it provides unbelievable results. This is the filler I use most often to sculpt youth back into the aging face.