HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS
Injectable fillers enhance facial features but save patients on the time, expense or risk involved with surgical options. Dr. Samer Bassilios Habre commonly turns to fillers to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine facial lines. He offers a comprehensive list of the available filler brands including Teosyal, Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse. Comprised of hyaluronic acid, a natural and valuable component found in the skin that depletes as we age, Hyaluronic acid fillers add volume where this depletion is noticeable. Once injected, the surface of the skin looks fuller, smoother and softer. Producing results that can last up to 9 months, fillers are primarily used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is commonly injected around the mouth, nasolabial folds, cheeks, temples lips…. Injectable fillers may be combined with wrinkle relaxers, such as Botulinum toxin, and skin treatments, like dermabrasion to provide patients with a non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Treatments like these are performed at our clinic.
TYPES OF INJECTABLES
The market for injectable fillers has exploded over the last decade; offering numerous options and brands for patients to consider.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in the human body. It can be found in connective and skin tissue and cartilage. It is extracted, reformulated and then offered as a dermal filler. It is a popular choice because of its compatibility.
DURING/AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Prior to treatment, Dr Bassilios will assess various aspects of the face. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the filler will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are pleased with their results.
FILLERS VS. BOTOX?
Injectable fillers help to decrease wrinkles by adding volume to smooth the skin’s surface. Botulinum toxins (Botox, Dysport) offer a result that looks and acts similar, but with a different approach. These treatments use a neurotoxic agent injected into the skin to temporarily freeze overactive muscles causing wrinkles. When the muscles relax, the visible wrinkles on the outer layer of the skin relax and soften, resulting in a smoother, younger appearance.