Facial fillers include products like Radiesse, Juvéderm and Restylane. Radiesse is a synthetic material based on calcium, so it causes no adverse reactions. It is used to fill in the areas around the nose, mouth and cheeks. Radiesse is also used to enhance lips. The result is a fuller, shapelier lower face and mouth. It lasts about one year with a recommended booster shot about six months out and dissolves on its own over time.
Juvéderm is a smooth gel facial filler that we can use to fill areas that show severe to moderate wrinkles. It helps in areas of the face like the forehead, eyes and mouth that have wrinkled skin. It also lasts about a year and is one of the few types of facial fillers that are effective on the skin of persons of color.
Restylane is a natural filler that we are also able to inject without the fear of allergic reactions in clients. Restylane is a clear gel that, when injected into the skin, plumps up the area around the client’s injection site to return it to a more youthful look similar to what they may have had years ago.
The use of facial fillers in our office helps patients return to a sense of confidence in their appearance. They can, once again, put the smiles on their faces that tell the world they know how wonderful they look and are not afraid to show it.