“Many of my patients complain about deep lines or depressions where the cheeks meet the upper lip in the bottom half of their faces. As cheek skin sags, it rests against skin around the mouth, producing a deep wrinkle that makes you look years older.”–Denver Dermatologist, Dr. Richard Asarch
Injectable facial fillers are often used to fill lines around the mouth and nose and restore volume to the cheeks. These injections fill the wrinkle or depression in the skin, giving you a more youthful look for a fraction of the cost of a face lift. Also called dermal fillers or injectables, facial fillers often contain collagen or hyaluronic acid that is injected into a specific area of the face with a needle.
Unlike Botox, injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, facial fillers fill in the line or crease of wrinkles with one of several different substances. Doctors use fillers like hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyl apatite, human engineered collagen, your own fat, or bio-polymer hybrids to soften deep lines.
Soft Tissue Fillers Dermal fillers differ in chemical make-up, longevity, and have varying degrees of softness. Softer fillers are used in the lips, for example, while sturdier fillers might be desired to enhance cheekbones. Some of the most popular dermal fillers are:
- Juvederm Voluma
Facial fillers are temporary to long lasting preparations administered through tiny facial injections to specific areas of the face. Most facial fillers work in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from four months to more than a year.
A consultation at Asarch Center can determine what type of dermal filler may be right for you.