Injectable Wrinkle Fillers
The most exciting recent development in wrinkle treatment is the growing line of wrinkle fillers. Now, after a half hour skin care treatment in our comfortable Baltimore office, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to enhance your skin’s youthful, natural appearance.
We are pleased to offer the latest wrinkle injections available, including Restylane®, radiesse®, and JUVÉDERM™. All of these fillers use hyaluronic acid or hydroxy apatite, natural substances that exist in all human tissues, to help plump and smooth moderate to severe wrinkles in just minutes. Unlike the earlier collagen fillers, these newer injectables won’t cause an allergic reaction and do not require skin testing. That means you can have enviable results without the wait.
Restylane®, the trademark name of one of the best known wrinkle fillers, has safely been used throughout the world in millions of treatments. Made of a natural substance found in your body called hyaluronic acid, this FDA-approved product restores volume and fullness to your skin, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It most often is used to correct your smile lines, the “nasolabial folds” that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth and to add more volume to your lips.
Tear Trough Treatment
Smoothing of the grooves under the eyes (called the tear trough) is a very contemporary method for freshening the lower eyelid area. The technique for placing filler in the tear trough blends the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek resulting in a fresher appearance and less shadowing the contributes to an aged and tired appearance. This procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.
You’ll see the effects of Restylane® immediately and you can resume normal activities right after the procedure.
Contact our Baltimore, Maryland office to learn more about skin care treatments, such as Restylane® or to schedule an appointment.
Restylane® Silk for Lip Enhancement
A member of the Restylane® family of products, Restylane® Silk is the only FDA-approved dermal filler designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth as well as enhance lip shape and volume. The unique makeup of the formula, which is comprised of a hyaluronic acid-based solution, typically offers smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to six months or longer. If you’re experiencing fine lines and creases around your upper mouth, sometimes called smoker’s lines, or if you’ve noticed volume loss leading to thinning lips, Restylane® Silk may be able to help you achieve a more youthful-looking appearance in these areas.
As with many dermal fillers, Restylane® Silk will be administered through an ultrafine needle to the areas of concern, and we will emphasize a personalized treatment plan that can best achieve your unique needs and goals. Restylane® Silk also includes a local anesthetic to enhance your comfort during the procedure. Some effects may be immediately visible, although most benefits will develop over the next couple weeks. Treatment times may vary, though you can usually expect your visit to last 30 minutes or less. After the injections, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area, though these effects should fade within a day or so. If you enjoy your new, more youthful-looking appearance, touch-up treatments can help to maintain your results long term.
Smooth Acne Scars and Reduce Smile Lines With Bellafill®
If you’ve suffered from numerous deep, pitted acne scars, the smoothing formula of Bellafill®—previously known as Artefill®—may be able to diminish or eliminate the appearance of these unwanted dimples for as much as several years or more. Similarly effective on smile lines (nasolabial folds), this product can offer subtle, natural-looking enhancement by addressing the volume loss that leads to these creases.
Made of a biocompatible collagen and microsphere filler, Bellafill® smoothes the skin by plumping the areas of concern with these innovative microscopic microspheres, which are designed to lift and firm the affected region with natural-looking results. Bellafill® is FDA-approved to treat both facial acne scars and smile lines, and clinical studies have shown that this product can offer extremely long-lasting effects. In fact, this dermal filler may be able to provide permanent results.
In addition to subtle, natural-looking results and long-lasting effects, Bellafill® typically offers immediate improvement with little to no downtime. In most cases, you can receive treatment in approximately 30 minutes or less and return to normal activities immediately following the procedure. Some tenderness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site is normal; however, these effects should subside within a few days.
Smooth Deep Wrinkles and Folds with Perlane®
Able to treat stubborn, deep facial wrinkles and folds that often cannot be effectively treated with other injectables, Perlane® is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable formulated with larger particles of the same substances used in Restylane®. Perlane® also offers long-lasting results, typically lasting for six to nine months after treatment. Nasolabial folds, fine lines, and wrinkles can be filled for a more youthful appearance. To improve the contour of your face, Perlane® can be used to fill in any facial depressions or sunken-in areas, as well. Many patients also choose to use Perlane® as a non-surgical way to augment their lips, cheeks, or chin.
Long-lasting Facial Rejuventation with Radiesse®
Radiesse® is one of the newest FDA-approved wrinkle fillers. It’s designed not only to last longer – typically a year or more – but also to stimulate the growth of collagen. Hundreds of thousands of patients near Baltimore , Maryland and worldwide have safely benefited from this skin care procedure, achieving a long-lasting, natural, youthful appearance. Like Restylane®, radiesse® uses naturally occurring hydroxy apatite, a substance found in your teeth. It’s excellent for treating your nasolabial folds (smile lines) to make you look younger, for longer.
The effects of radiesse® can be seen instantaneously.
Contact our Baltimore, Maryland office to find out if radiesse® is right for you.
Instantly Smooth Away Smile Lines With JUVÉDERM™
The makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic now offer their own FDA-approved injectable wrinkle filler, called JUVÉDERM™. Made of injectable gel that contains hyaluronic acid, it’s the first injectable to have a smooth gel-like consistency, and the first to be found safe and effective for people of color. We’re pleased to offer this new injectable filler to our patients.
This latest generation filler produces immediate results and lasts up to six months.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC – Obtain a Youthful Appearance with Lasting Results
With JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, you can enjoy the same great benefits of JUVÉDERM®, but with results that typically last longer. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is specially formulated with lidocaine, as well, so patients can be more comfortable during treatment. Most patients experience results that last up to about a year, creating a smoother, fuller, more youthful appearance that can last.
Similar to JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and create a subtle lift to treated areas. However, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC has a unique consistency that allows it to treat deeper, stubborn lines more effectively than other JUVÉDERM® products. Results can typically last up to a year. Containing lidocaine, this injectable dermal filler can offer a more comfortable treatment, as well.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC Can Give Your Cheeks a Lift
As the only cosmetic injectable that is FDA-Approved specifically for augmenting the cheeks and midface, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can help restore volume and create a refreshed and youthful appearance to your face. Adding fullness to the cheeks with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC also has an added benefit of reducing any wrinkles in the midface area. Patients should begin to see results immediately after treatment, and can enjoy fuller, more contoured cheeks for up to two years.
With results that can last for a remarkable 2-5 years, Sculptra® Aesthetic can help you to restore fullness to your face for a revitalized look. Although results from this FDA-Approved injectable might not be immediately evident, you should notice gradual improvement over time. Designed to stimulate collagen production in targeted areas, Sculptra® Aesthetic is ideal for improving volume where the face might appear hollow as a result of the aging process. As the collagen begins to regrow, the treatment area will appear fuller, and wrinkles will consequently be smoothed.
What to Expect During Your Appointment for Injectable Wrinkle Fillers
During your skin care treatment at our Baltimore office, you can relax in our comfortable, meticulously clean surroundings while enjoying a complimentary beverage.
All of the injectable treatments involve using a tiny needle to inject small amounts of fillers. You may choose to have the affected area numbed with anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes, and your entire visit usually takes about half an hour. Following the procedure, one of our skilled, experienced registered nurses will apply an ice compress to cool your skin and reduce swelling. If you wish, we’ll assist you with your make-up following the procedure. You’ll see results and be able to resume normal activities immediately.
Potential Side Effects of Wrinkle Fillers
All injectable treatments may cause mild side effects, such as irritation, swelling, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. While allergic reactions are extremely uncommon and usually resolve in a few days without intervention, the staff at our Baltimore, Maryland office is always available to answer your skin care questions or assist you. You should avoid sunbathing and outdoor activities in the cold until any redness or swelling disappears.
To learn more about wrinkle and other skin care treatments, contact our practice in Baltimore.