Soft tissue fillers are injectable substances that are used to replace lost volume in certain areas of the face. Compared to relaxing agents like Botox™ and Dysport™, they treat deeper creases and wrinkles by providing volume to the affected areas.
Juvaderm™ and Restylane™ which are gel like substances made from Hyaluronic Acids, naturally occurring compounds found in our bodies in between the cells,
Radiesse™, another naturally occurring substance made from hydroxyapatite microspheres,
Sculptra™ synthetic polymer made Poly-L-Lactic Acid, which has long been used in dissolvable suture material.
Each of these products has specific qualities that make it ideal for treating specific areas of the face (i.e. hyaluronic acid is typically used for lip enhancement). They are not permanent with their effects lasting from 6 months to up to 4 years depending on the substance used and the area injected. The injections can be performed during a routine office visit. Local anesthesia is administered via topical creams or injections. Patients may experience some bruising but will see instant results.