Facial fillers, also referred to as injectable fillers, are substances which can be injected beneath the skin to soften the appearance of wrinkles, facial scars and contour deformities. The result is a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. There are a variety of facial fillers including Voluma®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®.
Good candidates for facial fillers include men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of facial volume loss, wrinkles, and asymmetries. Dr. Moynihan performs facial filler procedures in his office-based facility and treatment may take as little as five to fifteen minutes complete.
Facial Fillers may be used to treat most areas of the face, including the cheeks. It can fill in and reduce the visibility of fine and deep wrinkles, as well as other prominent facial creases and folds around the forehead, cheeks, and mouth area. Facial Fillers involves minimal side effects, mild swelling and bruising may occur.
Voluma®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, and Perlane® are injectable facial fillers comprised of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Facial Fillers can be used for a variety of facial creases and lines including nasal labial folds, marrionette lines and jowls. They can be used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Fillers can also be used for lip augmentation and to filler under eye hollows. Side effects are generally minor and may include slight bruising or swelling. Results may last 12-24 months. Voluma is a thicker form of hyaluronic acid best used for adding volume to the mid-face, which also provides reduced appearance of jowls along the jaw line.
Though some minor irritation may occur at the injection site, facial fillers generally involve minimal recovery or downtime. Most patients are able to immediately return to work and other normal activities right away.
Additional Facial Fillers FAQs
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers, also known as injectable fillers, are substances which can be injected beneath the skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles and other skin imperfections, restoring a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. There are many different types of facial fillers, including collagen, Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane, and Radiesse
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is an injectable facial filler comprised of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Restylane® can be used to treat a variety of creases and lines, including smile lines and nasal labial folds. Restylane® may also be used to augment the lips.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an injectable facial filler made of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Juvederm® can be used for the treatment of moderate to several facial wrinkles and folds and may also be used for lip augmentation.
What is Perlane?
Perlane is a thicker form of hyaluronic acid able to treat deep lines like laugh lines and sculpt facial areas like the cheek bones.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is an FDA approved, thicker form of hyaluronic acid used to add volume to the cheek and mid-face.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse, previously known as Radiance, is an injectable facial filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous, polysaccharide gel. CaHA is a biocompatible substance which is found in teeth and bone. Radiesse can improve the appearance of deep facial lines and folds, acne scarring, deep furrows between the brows, and facial depressions, and may also be used for lip augmentation. It has little risk of allergic reaction.
Who is a good candidate for facial fillers?
Patients who are looking to improve the appearance of volume loss, facial asymmetry, wrinkling and folds in the skin.
What can I expect during a consultation for facial fillers?
During the consultation for facial filler treatment, your skin will be examined and your medical history taken. After discussing your goals, a treatment plan will be recommended and all details of the procedure explained including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and so on.
Where is the facial filler procedure performed?
Dr. Moynihan performs facial filler procedures in his office-based facility.
How is the facial filler procedure performed?
The facial fill is injected beneath the skin of the treated area with a small needle.
How long is the procedure time for facial filler procedures?
Facial filler treatments may take as little as five to fifteen minutes to perform.
How much pain occurs with the facial filler injection?
There is usually little pain associated with the facial filler injection
What is the recovery like after undergoing a facial filler procedure?
Though minor irritation may occur at the injection site, facial filler treatment generally involves little recovery and virtually no downtime.
Will I need to take off from work after the facial filler procedure?
While some minor irritation may occur at the injection site, patients are usually able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after treatment.
Are there any risks of undergoing a facial filler procedure?
The potential risks associated with facial filler procedures may include allergic reaction, bruising, numbness, redness, swelling, discoloration, and lumping and granulomas.
Will my insurance company cover the cost of my facial filler treatment?
Patients will need to check with their own insurer. In general, facial filler procedures are usually not covered when performed for cosmetic purposes though some coverage may be available when treating facial scars or contour deformities resulting from injury.
How long do the results of facial fillers last?
Voluma last for up to 24 months; Juvederm®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®, will last for 9-18 months.
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