For many men and women, losing volume in our skin is a natural part of aging. Fillers are a great option to restore volume or add volume to areas of the face that need a bit rejuvenation.
Fillers at Quintessa are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in our body. However, our hyaluronic acid production depletes with age. Filler injections add a bit of volume to certain areas of the face, reducing the look of certain wrinkles. They can can also be used to restore lost volume to the face to create a more youthful appearance.
The team at Quintessa can help you navigate injectables and dermal fillers to find the right approach, with the right products and treatment areas, for the most natural-looking and effective results.
PLAN YOUR PROCEDURE
|Type of Procedure||Nonsurgical|
|Recover Time||A few hours|
|Procedure Time||½ hour to 2 hours|
|Recovery Information||Out-patient, avoid rubbing the site or rigorous activity for a few hours post-procedure|
Save on Multiple Syringes! $100 Off Each Additional Syringe After First ($200 for Voluma)
As injectables and wrinkle fillers become more popular, we’d like to address frequent questions about these treatments. While you can find information about fillers from a number of different sources, in many cases, it’s best to go straight to the surgeon who will be giving you the injection to get the full story.
FILLERS BEFORE AND AFTER
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
HYALURONIC FILLERS AREN’T THE SAME AS BOTOX®
One fairly common misconception about dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, is that they are the same as Botox or that they do the same thing as Botox. In reality, the only similarity between wrinkle fillers and Botox is that they are used to treat wrinkles.
The types of dermal fillers are used to treat are different from those treated with Botox. Botox treats wrinkles created by muscle movements, such as the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet that form at the corners of the eyes. The active ingredient, botulinum toxin, keeps nerves from sending a signal to the muscles responsible for those movements. After several days pass, the lines created by the movements fade.
The fillers used at Quintessa are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in our body. However, our hyaluronic acid production depletes with age. Fillers add a bit of volume to certain areas of the face, reducing the look of certain wrinkles. A filler can also be used to restore lost volume to the face, as is the case with Juvéderm Voluma.
ANTIAGING RESULTS DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF FILLER
Not only do fillers and Botox address different areas, the length of the results from each also differs. Moreover, different fillers create different results, even if they are made from the same main ingredient. For example, Juvéderm and Restylane are both made from hyaluronic acid. However, the composition is slightly different in Juvéderm than it is in Restylane, so the two fillers produce differing results. Restylane typically produces results that last up to six months or so, while the results from Juvéderm can last up to a year. Juvéderm Voluma is an FDA-approved filler, intended to add volume to the mid-face area and toting results that can last up to two years, which is currently the longest for non-permanent fillers on the market.
Generally, results from Botox last between three to six months. Whether you have fillers or Botox, you can maintain your results with well scheduled appointments.
DON’T BE TURNED OFF BY INJECTABLES AND NEEDLES
The pain during a Botox or filler treatment is typically less severe than expected. Discomfort can be further reduced by a topical anesthetic, applied before the injection, or by having the surgeon use a filler that also contains lidocaine, a type of numbing ointment.
WHO TO SEE FOR YOUR INJECTIONS
Odds are you’ve seen ads for dermal fillers in some pretty unexpected places. Sometimes, it can seem as though every hair salon or spa is offering injections, often at highly reduced prices.
You really can’t value your own safety too much when it comes to Botox and fillers. For that reason, you should always only see an experienced medical professional for injections. Don’t be afraid to discuss your concerns with our aesthetic nurse during your consultation, such as how often he or she performs the injections, what training he or she has, and so on. Although injections are less invasive than some wrinkle-reducing options, keep in mind that they are still a medical procedure and should only be given by a professional.
In Wisconsin, Quintessa Aesthetic Centers, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Campbell, offers a number of options when it comes to wrinkle fillers and Botox.
DERMAL FILLERS FAQ’S
Tired-looking eyes age you more than people usually know. Even if you get a full night’s sleep, you might be the victim of puffy, under-eye bags, or dark circles. Crinkly crow’s feet in the corners of your eyes can also age you.
While surgery, namely blepharoplasty, restores a youthful look to your eye area, it’s not the best option for everyone. If you want a quicker fix, injectables can often help make your eyes look more well-rested and generally more youthful.
You can read more about crows’ feet, shadows, and dark circles