What are facial fillers?

juvéderm denver co | Fante Eye and Face CentreModern facial fillers are most commonly composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical that is already in your body as the gel between your cells, in your joints, and other places. Dr. Fante and his staff use several different brands of injectable filler for different kinds of facial enhancement, and we will advise you regarding the best choices for your face. Enhancements range from helping with more beautiful lips to softening wrinkles and creases, and even improving the shape of your cheekbones.

What facial fillers do you offer?

Juvéderm is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results – six months or longer. Juvéderm dermal filler is so long-lasting because it’s the dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid. In addition, a special formulation process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, reliably creating a smooth, natural appearance. It comes in three different formulations: Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC and Voluma XC.  We can help you decide which one(s) are right for you. People love them.

Restylane® and Perlane® are two other brands of non-animal hyaluronic acid, and, like the others we use, are biocompatible with our human hyaluronic acid. They flow easily into the skin and create a smooth, natural appearance. Restylane® and Perlane® fight against wrinkles by adding volume to the tissue. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in humans and all animals, this makes allergic reactions seldom. Restylane® is also useful around the eyes to improve the signs of aging, especially at the tear trough area where the dark circles first appear.

The FDA has approved Perlane® and Restylane® for plumping out wrinkles around the nose and mouth areas and also for lip enhancement.

What can Juvéderm and other fillers help treat?

Hyaluronic acid is non-inflammatory and so it is effective in treating scars, and is a favorite for lip augmentation. It can either to accentuate a more beautiful shape or to add plumpness.

 

What can I expect during treatment?

  • Avoid using aspirin or Vitamin E, as they can increase bruising
  • We will offer you a topical local anesthetic
  • Very small amounts of the designated filler are injected into several locations with a very fine needle

Treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour, or so.

Can I have Botox and filler injections on the same day?

Yes, many patients have both Botox and filler at the same appointment. It is no problem! Patients may want to ask for topical anesthetic when you check in so that treatment is as comfortable as possible.

When will I be able to see my final results?

You’ll be able to see the results almost right away.

  • There may be a little amount of swelling or redness that will disappear within 1 to 3 days. Bruising infrequently occurs and resolves within a week
  • You will see a fresh plumpness in the area, giving you a more youthful look

Results last anywhere from 6 months to a year. Voluma XC is a special case that  can last up to 2-3 years.

Schedule a consultation

For more information on facial filler and other injectables, contact our Denver, CO office. Call (303) 839-1616 to schedule a consultation today!