Advanced facial fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane and Belotero have unique properties that allow us to re-structure, volumize and contour the face. The best facial fillers improve the texture of the skin and reduce wrinkles. The longevity depends on the filler, the location treated, how the body absorbs the material, how the patient’s face ages as well as the patient’s lifestyle (sun exposure, smoking, etc.).
The most recent facial filler to gain FDA approval is Juvederm Voluma which has been used for several years in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Canada. The advantage to this product is the staying power of up to two years making it a great option for patients who want a long lasting result. Voluma also has an advantage in that the results can be reversed if the patient doesn’t like it. Because we are one of the top injectors in the Northeast, our practice is one of the first to offer Juvederm Voluma.
Regardless of the filler used in treatment, these products are the tools toward a larger goal of facial rejuvenation for natural and youthful results. This is why finding a physician who is experienced in all injectable products is key. As a physician trainer for the makers of these products, we have become world-renowned and is considered a top facial filler injector in New York City. His innovative injection techniques are often featured in the press when they discuss non-surgical options for rejuvenation. Some of these procedures include Liquid Eye & Facelift.
While Juvederm and Restylane are more helpful for volume around the lips or eyes, and for superficial wrinkle correction, thicker products such as Radiesse and Perlane can be helpful for facial reshaping. Permanent fillers such as ArteFill are less versatile, but in select cases, can be effective. One of the most exciting facial rejuvenating products is Sculptra. Sculptra is not a traditional filler. It stimulates the body’s own collagen to create volume and contour. Many of these treatments are considered “off-label” by the FDA so having them performed by an expert is key to excellent results.
We recommend patients bring in old photographs of themselves so that we can carefully evaluate the patient’s unique facial features and determine which filler (if any) would be best.