Cosmetic Facial Fillers
Facial augmentation with injectable fillers (such as Juvederm Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC, Voluma XC or Radiesse) can replace the underlying collagen that has been lost over time. These injections are placed just beneath the skin where your body accepts it as its own. Through these procedures most wrinkles can be improved. Deeper frown lines and nasal-labial furrows, smile lines or parentheses and the fine lines around your lips can be dramatically improved as well.
Juvederm® is the one of the latest dermal fillers introduced to the U.S. market by Allergan, the company which manufactures Botox. It is a hyaluronic acid based filler similar to Restylane®. However, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows consistently and easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel.
With facial fillers, the results are immediate with minimal downtime. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up to 6 months or more. Facial fillers can be used virtually anywhere on the face, with most success in the lips, nasolabial folds, and the marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth downward to the jawline).
Dr. Reed can advise you which treatment option is best for you at your consultation.