in Orlando, FL
Rejuvenate wrinkled, sagging skin
About Facial Fillers
Smooth and enhance facial contours with dermal fillers. Injectable facial fillers can volumize, lift, and restore wrinkled or thin/thinning skin. This quick, nonsurgical treatment can give you a more youthful, smooth, and revitalized appearance.
Any healthy adult over 21 years of age with facial volume loss, sagging, and/or fine lines and wrinkles may be a candidate for facial fillers. Candidates typically have signs of facial volume loss, minor skin sagging, and/or fine lines and wrinkles in the cheeks, around the nose and mouth, the lips, and under the eyes. Candidates may also have thinner areas of the face that they wish to plump, such as naturally thin lips.
Facial fillers are used mainly to augment, enhance, smooth, and lift the contours of the mid- to lower face. Treatment areas include the lips, nasolabial folds, parentheses lines/smile lines, tear duct area, cheeks, and even the chin.
Facial fillers are a nonsurgical treatment administered by injection. As an in-office treatment, it takes only 15 to 30 minutes to perform (depending on the treatment area and type of filler used). Dr. Poris uses JUVÉDERM® hyaluronic acid facial fillers for optimal results. She will carefully inject the dermal filler into the desired treatment area to smooth out wrinkles, enhance volume, lift, and/or improve your facial contours.
After the Procedure
After receiving facial fillers, patients can immediately resume their normal daily activities. Some patients may experience a temporary minor bruising, discoloration, itching, discomfort, swelling/tenderness, firmness, and/or lumps. These typically subside within a few days to a few weeks. The plumping effects of dermal fillers are instantly noticeable, but it may take up to 2 weeks for the results to fully settle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Facial fillers are used to volumize or enhance depressed areas of skin. With JUVÉDERM® fillers, this is done by injecting hyaluronic acid directly into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that is found naturally in the body. It acts like a cushion or lubricant, making it an ideal choice to fill in sunken or thin/thinning skin. When injected, the filler “fills” the area with hyaluronic acid gel, which increases volume in the skin and gives the outward appearance a filler, smoother look. For wrinkles and folds, this stops the creases from showing. For depressed or thin/thinning areas, this adds volume beneath the surface to provide lift and contour and to create more pleasing facial contours.
Facial fillers are used to smooth out wrinkles or enhance volume in areas where the problem lies primarily within the skin’s structure. They are not recommended for areas where wrinkles are caused by muscle movements, such as crow’s feet or frown lines between the brows. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the recommended treatment for these types of wrinkles.
Candidates for facial fillers are at least 21 years of age. Most candidates are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s; individuals older than this may be better candidates for facelift surgery.
Dr. Poris will help you determine which facial filler will be best for you based on your unique needs. Here is a general recommendation:
- Cheek augmentation: JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC
- Chin profile enhancement: JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC
- Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (parentheses lines, nasolabial folds): JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, or JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
- Lip augmentation: JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC or JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
- Vertical lip lines (perioral lines/lipstick lines): JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC
JUVÉDERM® is specially formulated to have long-lasting results. Depending on the injection site and the filler used, results can last up to 2 years. Treatment for the cheeks typically lasts closer to 2 years, whereas treatment of the lips, chin, or eye area may last closer to 1 year because these areas have more frequent movement and facial contractions. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, dermal fillers are best used as part of a maintenance plan. Regular treatments can maintain smooth, lifted, youthful facial contours for many years.