Injectable dermal fillers are products that are used to restore a more youthful appearance by filling in specific areas of the face that have lost volume over time. The procedure is performed in the office to restore facial volume and improve lines, wrinkles, and scars. Additionally, fillers are also commonly used to enhance your existing facial features including lips, cheek bones, chin, and the nose.
There are a number of FDA approved products available on the market today, including Hydrelle, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse, Evolence, and Sculptra, to name a few. Each has its own unique characteristics making them useful for different applications. While the previously named fillers are temporary, there are also a number of permanent options available to the consumer.
Because of all the marketing associated with this billion-dollar industry, choosing the right filler for you could be a daunting task. Depending on your goals and expectations, Dr’s Spera will help you choose the right filler for you in your quest for that softer, natural look.
One of the most common areas where dermal fillers are used is the nasolablial fold, also known as ‘laugh lines’. Once topical anesthesia is applied for 45 minutes, many fillers are mixed with anesthetic to further diminish any discomfort during or after the procedure. The injection itself takes approximately 5 minutes.
Over correction of the fold can look unnatural and even mimic the mouth of a chimpanzee. With the goal being to soften but not overcorrect the nasolabial fold, the result is both more youthful and natural.