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.