Dermal fillers are useful for treatment of established wrinkles or larger lines of facial aging, such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines. Fillers can also restore volume to the face and can add structure as well. Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, our doctors, can use injectable fillers to smooth fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill out deep lines, augment soft tissues (such as the lips), or even effectively augment facial bone structure.
Fillers vs Relaxers?
Wrinkle fillers differ from wrinkle relaxers, like Botox, which target muscles responsible for wrinkle development during movement and facial expression. Fillers target indents on the lower parts of the face, which are not caused by muscle movement. Dermal fillers physically fill under the skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Best Candidates for Fillers
The following are some common reasons why patients consider fillers:
Lines or wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, or forehead
To enhance the volume in areas such as the cheeks, jaw line, or lips
To repair scars and depressions in the skin resulting from acne, injury, or congenital imperfections.