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Facial Fillers

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Get the lift you’ve been looking for with facial fillers, which can treat the signs of aging in a gentle and discreet way.

You can instantly smooth away facial wrinkles and lines with fillers.

Facial fillers, (PERLANE-L, RESTYLANE-L, JUVEDERM ULTRA, JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS, PREVELLE, and RADIESSE), are a non-surgical approach to enhance the signs of aging. These products can be used to restore volume and fullness into the soft tissue of the face and to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as laugh lines, marionette lines, lipstick lines, and corners of the mouth.

How Do Facial Fillers Work?

As we age, the loss of subcutaneous fat just below the skin becomes more evident. Facial muscles work closer to the skin’s surface as this fat loss occurs, making wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smile lines more pronounced.

Facial fillers restore volume to the cheeks, smooth out wrinkles and bring a youthful vitality to the face. Results from using facial fillers can last a year or more, making them a very valuable option for patients seeking a more youthful appearance.

Fillers are usually formed from hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar found in all living cells and one of the major components of the dermis connective tissue, along with collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density. By combining lidocaine with the filler injections discomfort during the injection has been minimized.

Injections of fillers are a non-surgical option that may:

  • Smooth deep furrows and wrinkles
  • Restore volume to the cheeks and fullness to the lips
  • Fill in marionette lines and naso-labial folds around the mouth

In addition to smoothing wrinkles, facial fillers can be used to:

  • Plump up thin lips – Add shape, structure, and volume with fillers. Dermal filler treatments use hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the body and gives your lips a more natural look.
  • Correct facial lines and folds – Treat the corners of your mouth where laugh lines, lipstick lines, and marionette lines most often occur.

While results are not permanent, they can last up to a year, and possibly longer depending on the product. The dermal treatment process is relatively simple and can be done in less time than you think! When you come in for your treatment, the injection site is first cleaned with an antibacterial agent and then the injection is applied in only a few moments. After your treatment, you might have some swelling redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and will normally last less than seven days.

If you are interested in facial fillers or have questions about this or other procedures, contact Arkansas Plastic Surgery today!