Dermal Fillers (Injectables)
Has your face lost that youthful appearance? If you’re looking for a solution to lost volume in the cheeks, severe acne scars, or deep facial wrinkles, we can help. In one or two visits, with minimal downtime, our soft tissue fillers can restore youthful contours to your face and more. We even offer soft tissue filler treatment for hands, which often show evidence of aging due to volume loss.
Several safe, FDA approved products are used to inject into the skin to fill facial wrinkles and scars and to enlarge the lips. Preferred modern fillers include Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Juvederm.
Patient safety and comfort is paramount to Dr. Allen Strasberger. Therefore, he carefully researches and investigates new fillers and technologies until he is confident that they are appropriate to offer to his patients. One of the greatest advantages to fillers as well as one of the greatest drawbacks is that they are not permanent and thus patients usually need to be treated several times a year. Long term filling substances such as silicone tend to be more risky and may cause lumps, scar tissue formation, and other complications following treatment.
Juvaderm Is a smoother consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid. It is an injectable gel that instantly restores volume and hydration to the skin and smoothes away facial wrinkles and folds. Juvaderm Ultra is best suited for defining the border of the lips or plumping up the lips themselves. It can also be used around the eyes to eliminate fine wrinkles and fill in the lower eyelids (tear-trough deformity). Juvaderm Ultra Plus is best used to correct deep nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the base of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and the “marionette lines’ (the creases from the corner of the mouth to the chin. It can also be used to provide support for the corner of the mouth and to add volume to the cheeks. With Juvaderm we are seeing results that last for at least six months and in some patients up to twelve months.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is indicated for deep (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21. As you age, the cheek area loses its youthful shape. The cheeks flatten out and the skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is designed to temporarily reverse these signs of aging. It is a gel that is injected into the cheek area to lift the skin. It temporarily adds volume to the cheek area and results in a smoother contour and more youthful appearance to the face. It is injected into the cheek area using a small needle. It temporarily corrects volume in the cheek area and gives the appearance of a more youthful, smoother skin surface.
Perlane is a cosmetic dermal filler that replaces lost volume and restores youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane® is made of hyaluronic acid. Perlane® contains no animal proteins. No allergy testing is required before use. Perlane® is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane® has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide since 2000.
Radiesse is the next generation dermal filler that not only corrects wrinkles and fills in lines but also adds long-lasting volume. Composed of calcium spheres suspended in a water-based gel, Radiesse stimulates the body to produce new collagen thus creating a result that last for an average of one year. Radiesse, which is opaque, has to be injected deeper than the other dermal fillers to allow for better soft tissue coverage and integration with the patient’s own tissues. Radiesse is best suited for correction of deep naso-labial folds, prominent laugh lines (marionette lines) and adding volume to the cheeks. In most cases, two syringes of Radiesse should be used to achieve maximum correction of the cheeks and naso-labial folds.
We are using Restylane®, which is hyaluronic acid is a natural polysaccharide that is commonly found in the connective tissues of the body. The most common areas for treatment are the naso-labial folds, the marionette creases, the lips, as well as cheek and chin contours. With Restylane®, we are seeing longevity of six months and even longer in some patients.