At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Maningas and Beth as experts at listening to your concerns, evaluating your aesthetic needs, and then recommending a custom treatment plan for facial fillers that is unique to you because they does not believe that one size fits all. We partners with many injectable companies to ensure exceptional results. Trust in their experience, skill, and pursuit of the latest cosmetic advances to achieve your natural beauty.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, which is a major factor in the development of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are gel-like, volumizing substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth fine lines and deep creases, or enhance facial contours. Over the last few years, more than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
We use several types of facial fillers: Restylane, Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Radiesse. All are safe and proven to work. Radiesse Volumizing Filler acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. Restylane and Juvéderm are cosmetic facial fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in the human body. Results are instantaneous and last six to eighteen months depending on the product and area treated. Sculptra Aesthetic is made from poly-L lactic acid and is an indirect filler that causes your own cells to naturally produce more of your own collegan.
If any of the following describe you, facial fillers could be an option to consider:
• If you have deep lines around the eyes, brow or mouth • If you would like to change the contours of your jaw, nose or lips • If you are interested in a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option • If you are ok with subtle results that are not permanent • If you are not quite ready for surgical options like facetite, facelifts or fat transfers
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help • Smooth out lines around nose and mouth. (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses) • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks • Diminish vertical lip lines • Plump & enhance the lips • Smooth out a chin crease • Contour the nose
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment.
How long the effects of dermal filler treatments will last varies widely, depending on the product used, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last, although this is not a hard and fast rule. To maintain your results, your cosmetic surgeon will simply repeat treatment, adjusting the amount and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on treatment and product(s) used. For example, injections to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to the nasolabial folds. Certain HA fillers, such as VOLUMA, are formulated to last longer, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
Synthetic fillers tend to be longer lasting, as they are not absorbed by the body. They can be a great option for the right patient, but you’ll want to be ready to commit to results that will be there for several years—and take care to choose an experienced, qualified provider whose aesthetic style you like.
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We recommend getting any type of filler treatment done at least 2 or more weeks before any big event. This allows type for any swelling and bruising to subside and your result to be natural and beautiful.
Yes. The most common type of fillers that we use are hyaluronic acid fillers. They are a temporary option since overtime they will be absorbed by the body. They can also be dissolved if necessary. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on treatment and product(s) used.
Every patient is different. Bruising is not uncommon and is possible. NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, can increase the likelihood of bruising so be sure to let your provider know if you are or have been taking medications that would fall into this category.
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