Fillers in North Charlotte
Loss of facial volume is a common effect of aging. This volume loss leads to sunken cheeks, thinner lips, and fine lines and wrinkles. Injectable fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, and Perlane offer patients the opportunity to restore the lost volume to create fuller features and smoother skin without the invasiveness of surgery.
What is the injectable filler procedure like?
Like Botox treatment, injection of dermal fillers is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that requires little recovery time. Patients who come to our North Charlotte office for filler injections are able to quickly return to their daily activities. Measures can be taken to minimize any pain associated with the treatment, though there may be some swelling or light bruising the first few days after the procedure.
We offer several types of fillers at our North Charlotte practice. Dr. Miles will discuss them to determine which ones will best meet a patient’s goals. Juvederm is utilized to soften deep folds as well as to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Juvederm is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in human skin and muscles. Juvederm is most often used to fill in nasolabial folds, the creases form at the sides of the mouth due to age. Sometimes these lines are referred to as “smile lines” or “marionette lines”. Juvederm may also be used to augment the lips or fill out scarred areas of the skin. The results of Juvederm injections typically last about six months or longer, but further treatments are necessary to maintain the desired results.
Like Juvederm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based substance. Restylane is most commonly used to enhance the lips as well as to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, and around the mouth. Some patients also find success with Restylane to fill out the sunken areas around the eyes.
While these injectable fillers are primarily used to fill out areas diminished by aging, Restylane and Juvederm may also be used to fill out facial features in order to restore facial harmony. Dr. Miles artfully applies the injectable fillers to smooth out the lines of the nose or improve the shape and form of the chin. Small injections at these sites help to bring balance to asymmetrical or recessed facial features. Dermal fillers offer the opportunity to boost facial features without the downtime of more invasive facial surgeries.
Am I a good candidate for an injectable filler?
Injectable fillers are substances that may be safely injected into the soft tissue of the face to fill out areas that have lost volume due to aging. The natural collagen and fat produced by our bodies degrades with time. As a result, fat deposits shift position or may vanish altogether. This often creates unattractive asymmetries, sunken cheeks, and droopy features. Injectable fillers do just what their name indicates–they fill out areas of the face to produce refreshed and youthful looking results. Good candidates for fillers are those looking for a minimally invasive approach to reduce the signs of aging.
To determine if an injectable filler is appropriate for you, set-up a consultation with Dr. Miles at our North Charlotte office. He takes the time to discuss desired outcomes and aesthetic goals in depth with each patient to determine the best course of treatment to achieve your desired results.
Our goal is to help you achieve the results you want with procedures that are designed to match your individual needs. Call our office at (704) 896-5556 to set up a consultation.
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