Injectable fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse. These fillers are all FDA approved and are used to “fill” in the wrinkles that have developed over time. The look is natural and the results are immediate and last up to one year.
How do Fillers work?
Fillers contain Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is our skin's natural moisturizer. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. As we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. Fillers work to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping diminish wrinkles and folds. HA and collagen are necessary for our skin to have fullness. When we are born- we have 100% of this. As we age, we lose a little bit each day. This becomes evident in our 30’s as we develop creases/wrinkles. When we inject fillers, we are just restoring back what your body has lost. Dr. Lee will inject the fillers in the desired areas. This process takes less than half an hour.
What areas can be treated?
Fillers are treated in areas on the face that need volume and in wrinkles that need to be “filled”. Fillers are usually injected in areas such as your cheeks to increase volume, lips to give a fuller appearance, the nose bridge to make your nose look taller and improve both your side and frontal profile, and to fill your smile lines (nasolabial folds).
What will happen after treatment?
Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is slight redness that disappears within a few hours after the treatment. You may experience slight bruising or swelling that can be covered with makeup. You are able to continue your daily activities such as exercise.