Dermal Fillers | Auburn, AL
As our skin ages, the collagen and elastin in the dermis becomes damaged and thinner. We also lose subcutaneous volume of fat and bone in our faces. As a result the signs of aging such as wrinkles, bags under the eyes, deflated appearing cheeks, thin lips, jowling and loss of jaw line begin to appear. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Aquadro can address each of the three main causes of an aged appearing face—skin damage, loss of volume, and laxity. Fortunately, soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm ® and Restylane ® are available to replenish volume quickly and with minimal downtime.
How are Soft Tissue Fillers used?
Juvederm ® and Restylane ® are injected as small aliquots into areas that are lacking volume. Because these products are a clear gel, they can be injected into the deep layer of the skin to produce immediate volume restoration and correction of fine wrinkles. They can also be used to soften the deep creases around the mouth and subtly elevate the corner of the mouth. Perlane ® and Juvederm Ultra Plus ® are injected slightly deeper to add additional volume. Looking for Juvederm Voluma or Sculptra Aesthetic?
Where are Soft Tissue Fillers used?
- Lips and the lip border
- Nasolabial fold (Deep lines around the nose and mouth)
- Corners of the mouth*
- Sunken cheeks*
- Other unsightly wrinkles and areas of volume depletion*
*Juvederm and Restylane are approved by the FDA for the treatment of the nasolabial folds. Restylane is approved for use in and around the lips. All other uses are considered “off-label.”
What are Soft Tissue Fillers?
Soft tissue fillers are FDA approved solutions consisting of natural substances that are injected into volume depleted areas to create a more youthful appearance. Juvederm ® and Restylane ® are made of hyaluronic acid which is found naturally throughout your body.
What can I expect from a consultation for Soft Tissue Fillers?
Dr. Aquadro will perform a complimentary full assessment of your face and discuss your areas of concern. Once we have assured your comfort, the selected filler is placed into the areas of concern by Dr. Aquadro. Often, local anesthetic is provided to improve your comfort.
What can I expect after treatment with Soft Tissue Fillers?
The most common side effect is redness and bruising at the site of injection. You may resume normal activities immediately following treatment. On average, fillers last from six months to two years depending on filler selected and site of placement.
Who is not a good candidate for Soft Tissue Fillers?
Pregnant or nursing mothers
Sensitivity to filler material
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