Cosmetic Fillers encompasses the extensive field of "wrinkle reduction" and "wrinkle prevention".
There are a wide variety of fillers on the market and it is not always obvious which one you should choose. There are however, some general guidelines that a qualified practitioner can use. Dr. Julie Voss has put together a quick reference guide below to give you an idea of what to look for.
Patients should review the following considerations:
- Where the filler can be used. Since not all fillers can be used everywhere.
- How the filler feels.
- If the filler is permanent or if it can be reversed. Some fillers can be dissolved by enzymes we inject after the initial filler is administered.
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. If you're looking to soften these signs of aging without surgery, you should consider Belotero. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid-based facial filler that can instantly hydrate and plump volume-deficient regions on your face and neck.
Botox® is an excellent way to prevent frown and squint lines from becoming permanent wrinkles for patients who do not already have lines etched into the skin.
DYSPORT™ is an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent indicated for the treatment facial wrinkles that occur from active muscles of facial expression.
Prevelle Silk™ is for smoothing crows feet and 'smoker lines' around the mouth. It is a very thin hyaluronic acid filler mixed with lidocaine. This is a good product for filling in very fine, etched lines around the eyes and mouth.
Radiesse is a cosmetic filler that is injected into facial lines and wrinkles. Being a "next generation" filler, Radiesse lasts longer than other fillers, and it does more than just plump-up facial lines and wrinkles.
We offer Restylane®, FDA approved, as wrinkle filler. This product has long been available in Europe and has an excellent safety profile. Studies show that it last longer than Collagen injections, and there are no reported allergic reactions to the substance.