If you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing surgery, injectable fillers may be right for you. Results can either be temporary or long-lasting, and occur through tiny injections in specific areas of the face.
Your surgeon will advise you on which type of filler or combination of fillers is best for your cosmetic goals. Common fillers include:
- Radiesse®, a synthetic filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite used in multiple facial areas for moderate to severe wrinkles
- Hyaluronic acid fillers, made from a substance naturally found in the body. Results tend to look more natural and last eight to 12 months. Brands include: Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane, and Belotero Balance®
- Fat, which fills out wrinkles and lines that develop from laughing, squinting, frowning and other facial movements
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Preparation for and recovery after injectable filler treatment
Your surgeon will talk to you about how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during recovery, including any foods, drinks and medications to avoid.
After your procedure, you’ll have some swelling and possibly bruising. Many people return to work the same day, but in some isolated cases, recovery times can last three or more days.
Injectables treatment risks
Risks of injectables treatment are rare and mild when they do occur. Your surgeon and care team will check in with you throughout the healing process and are always available to answer any of your concerns.