As you age, unfortunately you often lose volume or fullness in parts of your face, and creases may also deepen. Facial fillers can help alleviate these problems. The right facial filler for you depends on the location to be filled, the depth of the area to be filled, and how long you want it to last.
There are a number of options on the market for facial augmentation. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Most of the fillers currently available in the United States are temporary, ranging from about 3-18 months in longevity. To learn more about permanent augmentation, click here.
A number of new injectable fillers are also awaiting further FDA approval. As they become available Dr. Bentkover carefully examines their safety and effectiveness relative to existing products before recommending them to our patients.
Botox® is an injectable that uses botulinum toxin to decrease muscle activity in the immediate area of the injection. It is designed to treat “dynamic” wrinkles and creases, as well as creases created by muscle movement. The effects usually last about three to four months. Click here to learn more.
This treatment works to decrease forehead creases and lift the brow. It treats such issues as crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal lines on the forehead, chin creases, the bands under the chin or in the neck, and many more. Results vary from patient to patient. Dysport® is also ideal for those patients who have become immune to Botox®. To see if Dysport® is right for you, click here.
This dermal filler is used to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. It comes in two forms: Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus. Ultra Plus is designed for a deeper injection than Ultra and is more concentrated. You can learn more about both of these injectable fillers by clicking here.
Kybella™ is the first injectable approved by the FDA to eliminate submental fat. Kybella™ targets fat cells, breaking down their walls, allowing the body to safely metabolize the tissue. This non-surgical option helps eliminate what most people refer to as a double chin, something that traditionally was only treated with liposuction or a face lift. To learn more about Kybella, click here.
To increase the definition or size of the lips, Dr. Bentkover can augment the lips by injecting hyaluronic acid. This results in the lips becoming fuller and plumper, while also reducing those fine wrinkles that form around the mouth. There are a number of fillers that can be used for lip augmentation. To learn more about lip augmentation fillers, click here.
This volumizing filler stimulates the growth of new collagen in the dermis, which is a deeper layer of skin. Radiesse® is the preferred filler to treat such issues as nasolabial folds, problems with the cheeks under the eyes and under the tear trough, marionette creases, and a generalized loss of volume in the face. It is not recommended for lip sculpting or enlargement. Learn more about Radiesse® by clicking here.
Restylane®, Restylane Silk® & Restylane Lyft®
Restylane® is a popular cosmetic dermal filler that is most commonly used around the mouth and nose areas. It is suggested for use by people aged 21 or over and can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments for facial enhancement. Restylane Lyft® is most commonly used for cheek elevation and augmentation, while Restylane Silk® is designed specifically for lip augmentation, sculpting and fine lines. To learn more about both of these fillers, click here.
Xeomin® is the latest botulinum toxin available in the U.S. market. Unlike other botulinum toxin products, it does not come with any of the accessory proteins that could cause immunity to the product. It is designed to treat pain and contortion of the neck and blepharospasm, which is a condition where the eyelids twitch uncontrollably. Learn more about Xeomin® by clicking here.