Injectable fillers– are sometimes referred to as “liquid facelifts,” “non-surgical nose jobs,” and “facelifts in a syringe”– are one of the most significant breakthroughs in cosmetic enhancement in the past decade. They provide a safe, non-surgical way of maintaining youthfulness by successfully stimulating the production of our own collagen, thereby providing long lasting effects.
Injectable Fillers are best for treating premature wrinkles and replacing volume loss in the face. Many patients prefer to use their own autologous fat, taken from another part of the body, to naturally restore what they have lost in their face. This procedure is easily and safely accomplished in our Center under local anesthesia.
Some injectable fillers are injected into the nose to fill depressions, change the shape of the tip or smooth out bumps. This nonsurgical nose reshaping is an in-office procedure. It is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical nose surgery (rhinoplasty).
At your consultation, Dr. Hopping will discuss the various injectable filler options and help you select the one that best suits your needs.
Injectable Filler Products
Fat Transfer Grafting – Facial rejuvenation with a patient’s own fat (harvested with a small needle from another part of the body) is perhaps the most effective, long-term facial filler. Fat is ideal for restoring volume and rejuvenation to the face and lips. It is the only “natural” filler available.
Sculptra® – A safe, synthetic, injectable material that provides a gradual and significant increase in facial volume, and improves the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No skin test required.
Radiesse® – A dermal filler injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure that provides immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles. Radiesse can also be used for nonsurgical nose reshaping. No skin test required.
Restylane®/Perlane® – A dermal filler that provides structural support and lift to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This filler is ideal for improving vertical lip lines (lipstick lines). No skin test required.
Restylane® Silk – Silk provides precise lip enhancement, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.
Juvéderm® – A gel injected under the skin to restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds such as smile lines. This is also excellent for lipstick lines. No skin test required.
Kybella® – This injectable improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat.
Bellafill® – This is a smooth, collagen-based filler that provides correction of “smile lines” for a youthful, natural look that lasts for years.
Threading – A convenient “lunch time” alternative, threading reduces sagging around the neck, jawline and cheeks quickly and with less risk than the conventional approach. Immediate results continue to improve over the next couple of months.