New Fillers mean Less Needles!

Injectable fillers are used to correct the loss of volume and wrinkling that comes with aging. The “deflation of aging” is similar to taking the air out of a balloon - wrinkles appear. Other wrinkles are due to the skin losing elasticity and support. Fillers can be used to restore youthful volume, as well as support the skin of individual wrinkles to “flatten them out”. The popularity of the Hyaluronic Acid Fillers has been growing and growing as more people have found an effective way to counteract some of the effects of facial aging. As these fillers are injected, needles are an unavoidable, less pleasant part of the treatment. As the Hyaluronic Fillers absorb, the treatment needs to be repeated to maintain the result. Recently new Hyaluronic Fillers have been introduced that last significantly longer than previous products. Voluma is a thicker filler approved for use in the cheeks and results can be seen up to 24 months after a treatment. Vollure is another new Hyaluronic Acid Filler that lasts up to 18 months. This is significantly longer than the comparable Juvederm Ultra Plus product, (used for lines around the mouth), that had a 12 month longevity. Similarly, a new lip filler, Volbella, also lasts up to 18 months, much longer than the Juvederm Ultra filler, (also 12 month results), commonly used. The longer the filler lasts, the less often injections need to be done, yay!

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Dr Deb Irizarry

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