Injectable Facial Fillers
For Wrinkle Correction
Injectable fillers can be used to correct wrinkles, folds and creases caused by a loss of skin volume and aging. Injectables are a temporary but highly effective way to soften the appearance of laugh lines, smile lines, frown lines, crow's feet, deep and fine wrinkles on the forehead. Injectables are safe, quick, and affordable and show immediate results. Far less expensive and certainly less invasive than surgical procedures, injectables like Restylane, Juvederm, Prevelle Silk, Radiesse, and Sculptra are all available from Dr. Ellen's office.
With injectable fillers, Dr. Ellen is able to quickly "fill in" unsightly lines and wrinkles on the face. Some patients can undergo a liquid facelift procedure, which can achieve a more complete rejuvenation. If you'd like to postpone cosmetic surgery, or you don't have time for a surgical recovery, an injectable filler treatment may be your best choice.
What are the components of injectable fillers?
One of the most common types of injectable filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid. This component actually occurs naturally in your skin and is what gives it volume and a look of suppleness. Injectable fillers can also contain calcium-based microspheres, for collagen stimulation. Others contain poly-L-lactic acid, which is actually the longest lasting injectable material Dr. Ellen uses.
How are injectable fillers different from Botox?
While Botox treatments minimize the movement of the muscle beneath a wrinkle, causing it to smooth out, injectable fillers work directly within the wrinkle. When injected at the treatment site, injectable fillers actually fill the wrinkle, supplying lost volume. For this reason, injectable fillers are often used for lip augmentation, as well.
What is the treatment like with injectable fillers?
When you receive an injectable filler with Dr. Ellen, the procedure is usually short and completed in as little as 15 minutes. After cleansing the treatment site, Dr. Ellen will carefully inject a specific amount of the solution into the wrinkle or depression. She may they massage the site to ensure proper placement of the product. Following treatment, you may experience some swelling, tenderness or redness, but these will subside soon.
How long will the wrinkle correction last?
Sculptra differs from the other injectable fillers in that it restores volume over time and may last up to two years in some patients. The other injectable treatments, the results of which you can see immediately, last anywhere from three months to one year. Most patients will desire touch-up treatments as the effects wear off and the solution is naturally absorbed by your body.
As a board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen is the ideal physician to treat your wrinkles and facial depressions with injectable fillers. Unlike some surgeons who may not perform these treatments themselves, Dr. Ellen will be with you every step of the way. Please send an email or call us today at 248.258.5100.