Discover the Benefits of Juvéderm® and Restylane®
Healthy facial volume is a key component of a youthful facial appearance. Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are safe and well-tolerated. They can restore volume to areas where it has been lost due to the natural aging process or add volume where more is desired, as with lip injections. Available at Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, these safe injectable treatments mimic the body’s own naturally occurring collagen and hyaluronic acid, are non-surgical, and have minimal (if any) downtime.
Catherine Gillon, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector and dual board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz have dedicated their careers to understanding the anatomy, art, and science of facial rejuvenation. This knowledge, coupled with their experience, allows for superior results when using Juvéderm® and Restylane® to address facial aging. At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, our philosophy is to provide unparalleled natural results and trendsetting individualized care in our warm, historic Charlotte, NC office. Trust your face to Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery!
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Youthful facial anatomy is the sum of many components, including skin health, facial fat volume, and the underlying support of the facial bones. Skin is naturally composed of collagen, elastic and hyaluronic acid. These compounds serve to give the skin structure, provide support, maintain hydration, and create healthy texture. Facial fat appropriately situated in the various compartments of the face provides aesthetically pleasing contours. The sum of these results is healthy skin and a youthful facial appearance.
Injectable fillers (dermal fillers) work as temporary replacements for collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat that have diminished over time. Different fillers may be used to address different facial needs—from filling fine lines to restoring lost volume. At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, we view the face as our canvas and the various fillers as our paintbrush. We will discuss our recommendations for your specific individual needs at the time of consultation.
Popular dermal filler lines also feature products that can be used specifically to enhance the fullness and contour of the lips (lip injections).
Since these injectables are based on naturally occurring elements in the skin, they are safe to use and are simply absorbed into the body over time. Touch-up or return visits can be scheduled to maintain long-term results from lip injections and other treatments.
How long do fillers last?
While hyaluronic acid-based fillers all work on the same principles, each has a unique formulation, which means that there are variations in how long the effects last. Typically, volume added from these fillers lasts between six months and a year and in some cases, up to two years – specifically with Voluma®. The location of filler placement will also effect how long particular fillers will last, with slightly shorter duration when injected into areas that are frequently in motion (such as the lips, nasolabial grooves, and corners of the mouth) and longer duration of results when injected into areas that are not in motion (such as the temples and cheeks). Catherine Gillon, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector will discuss the most optimal filler options for your unique needs at the time of your consultation.
Dermal Fillers at Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery
Patients seeking cheek augmentation, lip injections, facial volume enhancement, and smoothing of facial wrinkles have a variety of options. Catherine Gillon, the resident expert RN Aesthetic Nurse Injector, will explain the different advantages of the available fillers, as well as help guide you so you can make the best choice for your aesthetic needs.