About Injectable Fillers
Wrinkle fillers (or simply fillers) are often utilized to replace lost facial volume. Your face can lose volume over time for a variety of reasons, but significant weight loss and age are major contributors. The process of wrinkle fillers works by incorporating the liquid filler beneath the skin to fill in areas lacking volume or shape. These procedures are an excellent, minimally invasive alternative for Lake Mary, FL men and women desiring to even out sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines to create a younger-looking face. Dermal fillers can also be incorporated into other aesthetic services to reveal the results of a traditional facelift without going under the knife, the risk of scarring, and the required recovery that follows. There are a variety of fillers, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, that could help meet the expectations and desires of each patient. To find out which products are right for you, we encourage you to visit Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery where plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez can help you understand your options.
Injectable Fillers Ideal Candidates
The best candidates for dermal fillers are those seeking to minimize the presence of wrinkles and fine lines without undergoing a surgical facelift. In most circumstances, those with significant signs of aging, or who have recently lost a significant amount of weight have spots on their face that are hollow and shapeless. These attributes make them good candidates for injectable fillers. Fillers are also a promising option for men and women who are not comfortable with the scars that can occur following a surgical facelift.
Injectable Fillers Procedure Technique
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Sawh-Martinez will meet with you to gain insight into your aesthetic goals and decide which product will best deliver them. For the actual procedure, Dr. Sawh-Martinez will use a topical numbing cream as an anesthetic to ease the discomfort of the injection. He will then use his experience and artistic skill to determine the amount of filler that is necessary and will continuously and gently inject it via a small needle. Half of or an entire syringe could be used, depending on the desired result.
What to Expect with Injectable Fillers
Fillers will be injected at our Lake Mary, FL office while you comfortably relax in one of our private procedure rooms. Because of the anesthetic, the process is usually only mildly uncomfortable and does not require downtime. You can expect bruising and swelling immediately after, but these symptoms will fade away quickly. Results can last from three months to a full year based on the type of filler used and the area of injection. Touch-ups may be needed to maintain results.
Injectable Fillers Frequently Asked Questions
How much do injectable fillers cost?
The cost of an injectable filler treatment will vary, depending on the type of filler and how much is needed to achieve desired results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sawh-Martinez will create a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs. We will also provide you with an estimated cost for your treatment and give you information about payment plans and low-interest financing to help make your procedure as affordable as possible.
How do I know which injectable filler is right for me?
The type of injectable filler chosen for your treatment will be based on the area being treated and your wanted outcome. Depending on whether you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines or are wanting to create fuller, plumper lips, Dr. Sawh-Martinez will understand your needs before determining the best filler for optimal results. With so many different dermal fillers on the market, it can be difficult to identify which one is the best for you, but Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery works to ensure you experience a natural, rejuvenated look.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, work to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles (mostly in the forehead and around the eyes) by reducing the movement of facial muscles. Dermal fillers restore volume to the face in order to fill in deep lines, wrinkles, and certain types of scars. Injectable fillers can also be used to create fuller lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of aging on the hands.
How long will the results last?
The longevity of your results will be dependent on the type of filler used and what area was treated. For some patients, results may last up to a year, while others may need a repeat treatment after six months. Touch-up treatments are available at Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in order to maintain your results.
What areas of my face can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers, like Restylane and Juvéderm, can address signs of aging throughout your face by either smoothing static lines or adding volume. Fillers can be injected into moderate to severe parentheses, marionette, and corner lines around your mouth and nose. Additionally, they can temporarily add volume to your cheeks and lips.
Make Wrinkles Disappear
If Father time is taking a toll on your facial appearance, but you are intimidated by the thought of a surgical facelift, then fillers could be the answer you seek. Fillers create youthful, voluminous skin without the risk of scarring or long recoveries afterward. There are numerous products available today that can help achieve the look you want. To learn more about fillers or to schedule a consultation, call Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery right away to begin your journey to a more voluminous look.