As you age, your skin loses the collagen and elasticity that keeps it firm and smooth. Wrinkles and folds develop that erode your natural beauty. Fortunately, we have non-surgical options to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
If you want to get rid of your wrinkles but aren’t ready for a facelift, talk to Indianapolis board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata about injectable fillers, a non-surgical procedure that will dramatically improved your appearance. Please call 317-575-9152 to schedule a consultation at our office in Indianapolis.
What Are Injectable Fillers?
Products that are injected into wrinkles and folds are known as injectable fillers, and these fillers can restore your youthful appearance. Injectable fillers can also add fullness to your lips. Collagen was the first injectable filler, but collagen has been replaced by longer lasting substances, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®. Each injectable filler has unique properties, and after your consultation with Dr. Fata, you will know which one will work the best for you.
Injectable Filler History
Collagen was the original injectable filler. It worked well but some patients were allergic to collagen and, more importantly, it only lasted three months. Collagen has mostly been replaced by longer lasting Injectable fillers made of hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, which typically last 9-12 months.
Injectable Filler Uses
Injectable fillers are often used for wrinkles and folds around the mouth that occur because of age and sun damage. They can also be used with BOTOX® Cosmetic for wrinkles caused by hyperactive muscles surrounding the eyes if the wrinkles are too deep to respond to BOTOX® Cosmetic alone.
If you are treating deep folds, any of the injectable fillers can be used. However, if you are treating more superficial lines, a softer product, such as Juvéderm®, should be used. Injectable fillers can also add volume and fullness to your lips.
Injectable filler treatments are performed as an office procedure with anesthetic (numbing) creams to minimize discomfort, although occasionally nerve blocks may be used. The results are seen immediately and will generally improve the first week.
Injectable Filler Recovery & Results
Injectable fillers cause a small amount of swelling, which usually lasts a couple of days. Occasional bruising may occur, which can be hidden with makeup. The amount of swelling and bruising will vary somewhat with the type of filler that is used.
Juvéderm® and Restylane® injections around the mouth will generally last 9-12 months. In the lips, the duration is shorter, usually about 6 months, because of the constant muscle activity of the lips. When Juvéderm® and Restylane® are used around the eyes with BOTOX® Cosmetic they will last 9-12 months if regular BOTOX® injections are kept up.
Injectable Filler Costs
Injectable filler costs will depend on the product that is used, and the exact cost is listed on the web page for each type. The cost includes all follow-up care by Dr. Fata. Unlike some offices, Dr. Fata does all injections himself.
Schedule Your Appointment in Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. Joseph Fata performs injectable filler treatments on his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online or call 317-575-9152 to schedule your initial consultation.