What You Need to Know about Injectable Fillers
Injectable fillers are one of the most popular ways to reverse the signs of aging and enhance your appearance today. These treatments offer excellent results with minimal discomfort and no downtime. If you are thinking about trying an injectable treatment for the first time, there are a few facts about fillers you should know.
Multiple Formulas, Multiple Benefits
Injectable fillers have traditionally been thought of as an effective way to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles from the face. While they are highly effective for this purpose, this is not the only benefit these treatments offer. To get the greatest benefit from these procedures, it is helpful to understand what filler can do beyond a basic wrinkle treatment.
Today’s filler formulas offer a wide range of benefits, such as restoring youthful volume to the face and even correcting asymmetries around the nose and mouth. Fillers can also be used to add definition and fullness to areas like the lips and cheeks. When used in combination, these injectables can serve as a liquid facelift, lifting and smoothing areas of the face like the jawline and mouth to create a firmer, more youthful appearance.
At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rappaport offers a number of options in injectable fillers:
Radiesse – This formula is primarily used for anti-aging purposes, smoothing away lines around the mouth, nose and chin. Radiesse is also an effective treatment for early signs of jowling, lifting and firming the jawline for a more youthful facial profile.
Juvederm – The tried and true Juvederm formula can be used for natural lip rejuvenation, adding volume and fullness to the lips while reducing the appearance of fine, vertical lines that often appear just above the upper lip.
Juvederm Voluma – This new formula is the first and only approved by the FDA to restore facial volume to areas like the cheeks and jawline. The smooth formula is specially designed for larger treatment areas, with results that can last up to two years.
Instant, Long-Lasting Results
Results from injectable fillers can usually be seen right away and continue to improve in the days following the procedure as the formula evens out and conforms to the natural contours of the face. While these treatments are temporary, they can be long-lasting. Some formulas will last up to 2 years with gradual loss and may require occasional “touch ups” to maintain full contour.
Injectable fillers are a quick, relatively simple way to enhance your appearance and achieve a more youthful look. To learn more about your options in injectable treatments, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500.