Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers for wrinkles can restore a more youthful you! Fillers are among the most common nonsurgical ways to replenish lost facial volume from aging.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Wrinkle fillers can immediately help plump up lines, creases, and folds in the face and neck. Most often, facial fillers are used for the lower part of the face, where signs of aging tend to appear first.

Dr. Lawrence Moy uses Restylane®, Juvederm®, Sculptra®, and Radiesse® in his practice.

Restylane is a clear, smooth, plant-based gel facial filler that resembles a natural substance (hyaluronic acid) in the body. Restylane adds volume and fullness to moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is especially useful in the lines between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds) and for adding definition and fullness to the lips. Results for Restylane are long lasting, even with only 1 treatment.

Like Restylane, Juvederm is a smooth plant-based gel filler that resembles the natural hyaluronic acid in your body. In only 1 treatment, Juvederm can instantly smooth wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Results for Juvederm can last up to a year in some people. One of the advantages of Juvederm is that it contains lidocaine, a numbing medication that can help make treatment more comfortable.

Sculptra is made from a biodegradable substance called poly-L-lactic acid that is made from fruit acids. Sculptra effectively fills shallow-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds. It helps replace lost collagen and increases skin thickness. Because the effect of Sculptra improves over time, its results are subtle and very natural. Treatment with Sculptra is usually given in 3 sessions over the course of a few months. Results last up to 2 years.

Radiesse is a calcium-based substance that helps encourage collagen production. Results for Radiesse are immediate. Like Sculptra, Radiesse helps stimulate the production of collagen, with improvements that continue over the course of several months. Many patients enjoy the effects of Radiesse for a year or more. Radiesse can be mixed with lidocaine to make treatment more comfortable.

Injectable fillers can be used to reduce or eliminate:

  • Smile and laugh folds from the corners of the mouth to the nose (nasolabial folds)
  • Lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines)
  • Wrinkles
  • Vertical lip lines / wrinkles
  • Thin lips and a thin lip border
  • Depressions in the face and cheeks
  • Acne scars
  • Hollows beneath the eyes
  • Droopy eyebrows
  • Jowls along the jaw line

How are Face Fillers and Lip Injections Given?


Face fillers are injected with a fine-gauge needle to ensure precision and comfort. Most face filler injections do not require an anesthetic; however, patients who have dermal fillers for lips and other very sensitive areas will be given a short-acting, local anesthetic to ensure comfort. Most people suggest they experience little or no discomfort during and after their procedure.

Treatment with cosmetic injections usually takes only 15 to 30 minutes.

Who should inject my face fillers?

Fillers for the face require special expertise and knowledge about the underlying structure of the face. You might wonder how some people get unwanted results from fillers such as “goldfish lips,” “the Joker’s smile,” or overly puffy areas. Results such as these most often happen when people with little understanding about facial anatomy inject fillers.

If you would like to have fillers to rejunvenate your face naturally and beautifully, enlist the services of a physician expert like Dr. Moy, who is adept at cosmetic procedures. Dr. Moy can deliver exactly the right amount of filler to achieve the natural, subtle look you desire.

Are Fillers for Wrinkles Safe?

Yes, cosmetic dermal fillers are safe and FDA-approved to correct pits, scars, and other facial depressions.

Who Can Have Dermal Fillers?

Although many people who have dermal fillers for the face are 35 years or older, anyone can benefit from dermal filler injections. You are never too old to have a wrinkle filler to freshen your look and improve your appearance!

Consultation for Face Fillers and Lip Injections

Your consultation will include a discussion about your expectations and concerns. Dr. Moy will carefully examine your face and determine what areas would benefit from having a filler.

After Your Cosmetic Filler Injections

You will be able to see immediate results from treatment with fillers. There will be some slight swelling and redness after your procedure and you might have temporary, minor bruising and itching at the injection sites. Results tend to last longer in patients who continue having treatment with dermal fillers.

Most people are delighted with the results of their dermal fillers!

 

Ask Dr. Moy how dermal fillers and lip injections can be combined
with Botox to give you a completely rejuvenated look!

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