For those concerned about folds around the mouth, drooping mouth angles and chin lines, administration of fillers may be an option. Injections plump up sunken areas and smooth lines for a rejuvenated look. The active ingredients are typically proteins that reside naturally in the skin so no skin test is required before treatment.
In our office, topical anesthetics are used to numb the skin before administration. In addition to reducing discomfort, these numbing creams also limit the potential for bruising.
At Union Square Dermatology, the doctors provide the following filler options:
Juvederm XC™ – Lines around the mouth
Typically used for the creases around the mouth and chin. Hyaluronic acid is an essential protein that provides firmness to the skin and draws water molecules to provide volume. The administered forms are fortified to insure a longstanding benefit. The enhancement can last up to one year for the initial administration and often even longer for subsequent treatments. Juvederm XC™ also contains lidocaine anesthetic. This safely adds to the overall tolerability of the treatment.
Juvederm Voluma XC™ – Cheekbones and facial volume
Composed of hyaluronic acid, cross-linking of the protein creates a richness ideal for restoring and promoting cheekbones. There is little to no risk of allergy. Fuller cheeks can be achieved with a natural appearance that can last 1-2 years. It can also address sunken temples and restore overall volume of the face. Voluma contains lidocaine anesthetic reduce discomfort and bruising during the treatment.
Juvederm Volbella XC™ – Lip lines and enhancement
For those interested in reducing fine lines of the lips, Volbella can be the solution. Wrinkles are minimized and the shape of the lips may be enhanced with a natural appearing outcome. As a normal human protein, hyaluronic acid should not cause any allergic issues. Benefits from the initial treatment typically last 1-2 years.
Restylane™ – Facial wrinkles
The original hyaluronic acid filler still can be used for treatment of superficial wrinkles of the face. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a protein already present in the skin. No skin test is required and techniques are employed create a durable and reliable cosmetic outcome.
In our office, all consultations and treatments are performed by Board certified dermatologists and members of the American Academy of Dermatology, and their years of training and experience combine to achieve consistent natural appearing results.
For more information or to schedule a consultation please call (415) 393-9550 today.