Fillers for Men in Hampton Roads
Though most people are hoping to get rid of fat on their bodies, it plays an important role in keeping your face smooth and features strong. As you age, lost volume in the mid-to-lower face not only highlights wrinkles and fine lines, it allows your skin to droop and leads to the appearance of “fallen” features.
Luckily, dermal fillers can help! By adding a specially formulated solution beneath the surface of the skin, injectable fillers fill out wrinkles and crevices around the nose and mouth, improve a hollow or sunken appearance, and give your features a lifted, more youthful appearance. Injectable fillers are very effective on their own, but you can get more dramatic results by combining treatment with BOTOX®, or even use them to enhance the results of facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift surgery.
Juvéderm is formulated with hyaluronic acid, and it’s the first and only filler to receive FDA approval for smoothing moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Hyaluronic acid is the naturally occurring substance in your body that provides elasticity and moisture to your skin, keeping it youthful and firm. With aging, hyaluronic acid production slows, resulting in volume loss and drooping of facial skin.
By replenishing this lost hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm can effectively improve the appearance of:
- Smiles lines from the bottom of the nose to the side of the mouth (“parentheses”)
- Vertical creases between the mouth and chin (“marionette lines”)
- Lines & wrinkles around the corners of the lips
- Vertical lip lines
Treatment typically takes less than 15 minutes and is very comfortable—Juvéderm is formulated with lidocaine. You can resume your normal activity as soon as you leave our office, but you should avoid the sun and touching the injection sites for the first day. You should see your results within three or four days, and you’ll be enjoying them for up to a year.
For treating severe wrinkles and deep folds, we often recommend Radiesse for our male patients. Because male facial structure is different, and many men have goals that differ from female patients, it often requires more filler product to create noticeable results. As a thicker solution, we have found that Radiesse suits male patients well.
Radiesse works by both physically restoring lost volume as well as stimulating your body’s collagen production to improve elasticity of the lower face. Though Radiesse can be used in many areas, it is a great option for improving the appearance of pre-jowl folds along the jawline, wrinkles on the chin, and smile lines and creases around the mouth and nose.
After treatment, your results should gradually appear over the course of a few days and can last for up to a full year.
This filler is often referred to as a “liquid facelift” for its ability to dramatically improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss. By stimulating your body’s collagen production, Sculptra is able to lift and fill in the face to give you a well-rested, alert, and more youthful appearance.
Sculptra is a great option for treating both shallow and deep facial folds and wrinkles to improve the following areas of your face:
- Marionette lines (lines framing the mouth)
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines between the nose and mouth)
- Wrinkles on the chin
As the key structural component of your skin, collagen plays a large role in keeping your face smooth, firm, and youthful. Sculptra helps restore these properties to your skin by triggering collagen production in the injected areas, effectively restoring what was lost through aging.
For more severe wrinkles around the mouth and nose, products that are injected deeply, like Perlane, often provide the best results. This clear, hyaluronic acid filler is formulated to behave just like your body’s own hyaluronic acid to add hydration, volume, and fullness to the skin. Because Perlane is formulated with larger particles and injections are placed deeply, it is ideal for treating severe creases and deeper wrinkles.
Male patients often benefit from Perlane injections targeted to improving:
- Deep nasolabial folds
- “Bleed lines” around the lips
- Heavy creases in the lower face and around the jaw
- Marionette lines
- Cheek depressions
You should see your results almost immediately after your treatment and most patients are happy after one treatment. Because the injections are deeper, you may experience slight swelling, redness, or tenderness for the first few days. This should resolve quickly and you’ll be able to fully enjoy your results!