If you have moderate to severe facial wrinkles in the following areas, you should consider injectable dermal fillers:
- Lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds)
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Neck wrinkles
- Facial depressions
- Deep lines between the eyes / brow furrow (glabellar lines)
- Wrinkles around the eyes (periocular area) / crow’s feet
- Hollows under the eyes
- Pitted scars / acne scars
- Thin lips
Injectable dermal fillers can help “plump” or fill wrinkles and safely add volume to specific areas under the skin. They have been proven safe and effective in creating a more youthful appearance.
Our skin is comprised of collagen (a support protein), elastin (keeps skin firm) and hyaluronic acid (helps to trap water and add fullness and volume). As we age, our skin loses these elements and begins to wrinkle and sag. Dermal fillers are used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips and replace soft-tissue volume loss.
Very small amounts of dermal fillers are injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle resulting in minimal discomfort and immediate results. There are a number of different types of fillers on the market today. All fillers gradually break down and are naturally reabsorbed by the body. The endurance of results varies. A consultation with Dr. Kagan and his team of dermal fillers and facial rejuvenation professionals will help determine the type and amount of treatment for your specific needs.
Juvederm™ is a smooth gel filler by the creators of Botox® cosmetic. Recently approved by the FDA, Juvederm™ is the latest in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology. It is biosynthetic, biocompatible and of non-animal origin thereby reducing the chance of allergic reaction. Juvederm’s special formulation process makes it smoother than some of the other popular gel fillers. Juvederm™ is gradually absorbed naturally into the body with results lasting 4 to 6 months or longer.
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than most fillers. Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin. These microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Radiesse® has been clinically tested for reliability, breaks down naturally and is safely absorbed in the body. Radiesse® results can last for 1 to 3 years.