If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid face lifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical face lift without the down time. The most common fillers used are made of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite and last up to 1 year. Common fillers used by Dr. Patel are Juvaderm®, Voluma®, Volbella®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, and Radiesse®.
These soft tissue fillers add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Your plastic surgeon will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.