Dermal fillers help to fill in deep wrinkles, rejuvenate and help improve the facial structure, including the cheeks. At Cilento Medspa and Wellness, we offer the following dermal fillers:
Restylane is an injectable filler that consists of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is an ideal substance for long-lasting cosmetic filler, as it is able to retain water to maintain its form longer than most other injectables.
Restylane is used frequently for procedures to fill in moderate wrinkling, such as those that appear in the nasolabial fold, extending from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth. We often use Restylane for lip enhancement as well.
Effects of Restylane injections can last up to six months or longer. The patient can also repeat the injections as the effects wear off.
Generally speaking, as we age we tend to lose the fat in our faces. Those fat pads also give us a more youthful appearance and the loss of facial volume leads to a hollow look in the cheek area. In the past, permanent silicone cheeks implants were a solution to this problem. Unfortunately, these proved to be problematic. The implants tended to shift over time, or worse, they appeared as apples in shape as the patient’s skin and facial fat changed with age. Another solution was fat injections. However, fat had to be harvested from other parts of the body requiring extensive surgery.
Radiesse is hydroxyapatite and has been used for years as a wrinkle filler. Now, however, with advanced injection techniques, we are able to augment the cheek area and the chin area with long-lasting Radiesse.
The treatment for Radiesse injections takes about 30 minutes. We perform this in an outpatient setting and the results are instantaneous. A dental block is used to minimize discomfort. One or two syringes are used in each cheek depending on the patient. Some bruising can occur but it is transient.
Juvederm is used to smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
It’s important to realize that everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away undesirable wrinkles and restore natural contours. Juvederm usually lasts from 9 to 16 months depending on the location of injection.