The appearance of the face is always changing. With age, changes to bone structure, collagen production, and fat loss can lead to age lines, wrinkles and volume loss. Injectable fillers help address these signs of aging, softening the face and creating a more youthful appearance. Today’s injectable fillers are more effective and natural-looking than ever before. When administered by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Bose, these fillers are capable of:
- Adding volume to thin lips
- Plumping shallow or hollowed out contours
- Filling in wrinkles
- Softening creases and folds
What To Expect
Injectable fillers are administered from the comfort of our office here at Bose Plastic Surgery. There is no need for anesthesia, and there is zero down time. The filler is applied using a very fine needle to the targeted treatment area in a process that usually takes only a few minutes. Most people can go back to work or resume usual activities immediately after the treatment, although it is normal to experience some temporary swelling or redness at the treatment site.
Types Of Injectable Fillers
Not all fillers are the same. Over the past several years, many different fillers have become available for cosmetic use in the U.S. market, each of which offers different benefits and solutions. Some may be appropriate for only certain treatment areas. Others may be beneficial for very specific problems, such as volume loss or treating nasolabial folds. Dr. Bose will be happy to explain the differences between various fillers and help you decide which one might be right for you.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that binds with water molecules and adds hydration and volume to the skin. As the body’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid decline over time, the effects begin to show within the skin. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers restore this important substance to areas where fine lines and wrinkles have appeared, filling in and smoothening them out. A typical hyaluronic acid filler will be effective for mild to moderate facial lines and will provide results that last for months and several years in some cases.
Collagen is another important and naturally occurring substance that is responsible for creating elasticity in the skin. Some injectable fillers work by stimulating natural collagen production in the skin. This is especially beneficial in hollowed out areas under the eyes, and areas that have lost volume, such as the lips and cheeks.
There are also longer lasting fillers based in different types of cosmetic science, such as calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, which offers suspended release and prolonged results. Other fillers, such as those that contain polymethylmethacrylate, help to stimulate collagen but are not absorbed by the body. This can create long-lasting results that last several years.
Are You A Candidate For Injectable Fillers?
You might be a candidate for injectable fillers if you:
- Are noticing the first stages of facial aging
- Have had lines and wrinkles for several years, but wish to prolong the time before considering cosmetic surgery
- Desire an affordable, non-surgical cosmetic solution
- Need a cosmetic solution that requires minimal downtime
One of the reasons injectable cosmetic fillers are so popular is because they are easily accessible, offer excellent results, and nearly anyone can be a candidate for them. The goal is to address mild to moderate signs of aging. In cases where there is severe sagging or very deep folds, a surgical lift may be a more appropriate solution. Dr. Bose will discuss these options and make recommendations for treatment at the time of your first consultation.