Injectable Fillers are a non-surgical solution to anti-aging. They fill in lines, smooth wrinkles and enhance the soft tissue of the face, lips, and hands. Fillers may be formulated from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin, or from other slowly absorbable substances.
Hyaluronic acid is not animal derived, so unlike collagen it requires no pre-testing. However, since it is made from natural substances, it is unfortunately not permanent. Though some patients have reported results lasting up to two years, six to nine months is the norm. This varies from one patient to the next, depending on which areas are being treated as well as individual factors ( weight loss, stress, metabolism). More recently, the addition of a mild anesthetic in the hyaluronic acid formula has all but eliminated the pain associated with the injection process.
Fillers may smooth deep furrows or wrinkles.
Restore volume to the cheeks or lips.
Correct marionette lines and lines around the mouth.
Correct a tear trough in the lower eyelid/cheek junction.
Improve the appearance of the back of the hands from aging.