& Facial Augmentation
As we age we lose facial fat, bone structure, collagen, and elastin fibers. Dermal fillers are a common treatment approach to replace lost volume and help smooth wrinkles and restore an overall more youthful appearance.
Based on your anatomy, injections can be used to volumize the nasolabial folds (the two sets of parentheses that extend down from the nose to the corners of the mouth), the marionette lines (the lines that extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin), the mid face ( cheeks), the jawline, lips, temple, and or tear troughs.
There are many different materials used as dermal filler:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. HA helps keep skin plump and hydrated. Results from HA fillers typically last 6-24 months. Modern Dermatology offers a variety of HA fillers: Juvederm/Voluma/Vollure/Volbella, Belotero, Restylane/Defyne/Refyne
Calcium hydroxylapatite – a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, found primarily in our bones. The consistency of a CaHA filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler and typically lasts longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Calcium hydroxylapatite is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production, and it is used for deeper lines and wrinkles. Modern Dermatology offers the only FDA approved CaHA filler: Radiesse
Poly-L-lactic acid – classified as a “collagen stimulators,” this filler smoothes fine lines by helping your skin rebuild natural collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is typically used to treat more severe volume loss and or deeper wrinkles and results can last more than 2 years. Modern Dermatology offers the only FDA-approved Poly-L-Lactic Acid, Sculptra Aesthetic.
Facial fillers are a quick treatment that delivers instant results, with little to no downtime. Results last 6 months to a year, sometimes longer, depending on the product and treatment.