If you have started to notice that despite your best efforts, your wrinkles are etching themselves deeper in your face, and your cheeks and lips have begun to lose volume, it may be time to consider injectable fillers. Injectable facial fillers are a nonsurgical, non-invasive method used to soften or diminish facial wrinkles, add volume to areas such as the nasal and tear troughs, augment thinning lips and hollow cheeks, and smooth nasolabial folds created by sagging skin. At South Shore Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of fillers designed to address all of your needs, whether you wish to eliminate facial fold, restore lost volume, or both. Dr. Vasisht is experienced in the art of injectable fillers and understands that each patient has unique features on their face. He uses his trained and artistic eye to ensure that your results look natural and beautiful, so that no one will be able to tell that you’ve had anything “done.”

Injectable Filler Treatment and Results

All injectable filler treatments are performed right in our office, and depending on which filler you choose, your results can last up to two years. Fillers are all minimally invasive procedures that require no downtime – you can return to work or other activities without anyone even knowing that you had a cosmetic treatment. Each session lasts less than 30 minutes and is virtually painless, though a local anesthetic may be used to ensure that you are completely comfortable during the procedure. There is no downtime for recovery required, and side effects, if any, are minimal and temporary. Some swelling and bruising at the injection location is normal, and typically lasts no more than a few days. At South Shore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Vasisht uses hyaluronic acid or collagen-building injectable fillers, all of which are FDA-approved and proven effective in rejuvenating and refreshing an aging face.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in injectable fillers, and can be used to treat a wide range of facial issues. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a tiny molecule that can be found naturally in almost every cell in your body, and has the incredible ability to retain nearly 1,000 times its own weight in water. HA is a vital part of the systems in your body, because as it binds to water, it creates a viscous gel that serves to moisturize and lubricate everything from your eyes to your joints to your skin. In fact, almost 50 percent of the hyaluronic acid in your body is found in your skin, ensuring that it is perfectly hydrated without tipping the scales into too much hydration. HA can smooth out lines, fill in wrinkles, and add volume to your cheeks and lips, all while helping to keep your face hydrated, supple, and healthy.

At South Shore Plastic Surgery, we offer the following hyaluronic acid-based fillers:

  • Juvéderm® XC – The original, first member of the Juvéderm® family of fillers is Juvéderm® XC. Juvéderm® XC focuses on diminishing the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. It is most often used in the areas around the mouth and nose to add volume to folds, and leaves you with a natural, more youthful appearance for up to a year.
  • Juvéderm Volbella® XC – Juvéderm Volbella® XC is used to address perioral lines (or “lipstick lines”) as well as to augment and plump up your lips. It is injected around the mouth, and will soften the appearance of perioral wrinkles or augment a thin pout for up to a year.
  • Juvéderm Voluma® XC – Juvéderm Voluma® XC is designed to address areas suffering from loss of fullness and sagging skin due to age, restoring contour and lift to your midface and cheeks. Juvéderm Voluma® XC replaces lost volume, offering beautiful, natural-looking results that may last for as long as two years.
  • Restylane – Restylane dermal fillers are designed to restore, enhance and refresh your skin’s youthful-looking appearance.

Collagen Boosting Fillers

Collagen boosting fillers contain an ingredient that, when injected into your skin, work to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen. Suspended in a malleable gel, these microparticles induce the regeneration of collagen underneath your skin, restoring lost volume and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Because this type of filler increases collagen production, once the gel has absorbed, your results will last longer, as the volume is gradually replaced with natural collagen.

At South Shore Plastic Surgery, we use the following collagen-boosting injectable filler:

Sculptra Aesthetic – Sculptra Aesthetic uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a collagen stimulator, as its primary ingredient. Designed to treat mild to severe nasolabial folds, marionette lines and chin lines. Sculptra Aesthetic typically requires around three treatments over the span of three months, as your results will improve gradually during that time. Your results leave you looking naturally beautiful for up to two years.

If you have noticed that your skin is beginning to sag or that your face has lost its youthful softness and contour, injectable facial fillers may be the solution. Call South Shore Plastic Surgery today at 856-784-2639 and schedule a consultation for rejuvenation.