Facial aging differs from person to person. Injectable wrinkle fillers are soft tissue fillers that are injected into the skin to give the face a more youthful appearance. They fill in lines and wrinkles, which are the result of aging, smoking, sun exposure and gravity. The typical procedure takes less than thirty minutes, and the effects last up to a year.
While Botox injections work by relaxing muscles, injectable wrinkle fillers use substances that fill in lines and creases to add volume to facial features. They can be used to plump up cheeks and lips, soften facial features, and reduce saggy skin. Often, they are used in conjunction with other skin treatment procedures (e.g., facelifts and Botox injections).
Our practice offers Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Radiesse. A consultation with our physician helps you determine which filler or injectable is best for you. This will be based on the area of the face and also the way the facial feature needs to be treated. Dr. Abram is board certified to perform all types of injectables and Botox.
Filler and injectable treatments are fast and easy; however, there is a risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. Typically, longer lasting fillers are the ones more likely to cause a side effect. When the right filler or injectable is used correctly, the risk is significantly lower. It is important to only receive a filler or injectable cosmetic treatment from a board certified plastic surgeon with ongoing training in cosmetics.