We are all getting older. We see it in the mirror and know that it is happening. But most of us do not necessarily “feel” older - we just look older. There are predictable signs of aging that happen to almost all of us. The skin starts to wrinkle and the structures of the face start to look more and more tired. Fortunately, there are some non-surgical ways to fight back against time that are safe and effective. Injectable fillers are extremely effective and can be used without significant risk or downtime to restore some of our more youthful characteristics.
Why choose Wake Plastic Surgery?
In theory, the techniques used for injectables can be taught to anyone. But many of the fine details that can optimize a result or minimize the risk of complications requires a complete understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the face. We see quite a few patients every year that have been disappointed after “bargain shopping” for injectables at the deal of the week location. In the end, it is your face and you should have 100% confidence in whoever is working on it for you.Schedule A Consultation
What areas are treated with facial fillers?
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for the nasolabial folds
The most obvious and significant improvement with facial fillers can be demonstrated when treating the crease that develops between the corner of the nose and the corner of the mouth called the nasolabial fold. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane, and Radiesse are excellent products used to treat this area. Treatment of the nasolabial folds can dramatically improve facial aesthetics for the properly selected patient.
Radiesse applied to the marionette lines and nasolabial folds
As we age, a crease develops from the corner of the mouth down to the chin. The corner of the mouth can often start to turn downward along this crease line and giving people a “grumpy” appearance. Softening of these lines can be achieved with dermal fillers.
Restylane used to correct a mild tear trough deformity
The tear trough or nasojugal groove is a shadow that develops along the inner aspect of the lower eyelid. The extension of this groove along the lower rim of the orbit often turns into “dark circles” of the lower lid. The skin of the lower lid is extremely thin and addition of fillers in this area needs to be done precisely and conservatively. When done well, the results can be quite satisfying. Dr. Stoeckel prefers to use Restylane for this particular area of the face.
Two vials of Juvederm Voluma added to the zygoma
As we age, the volume of the cheek tends to shrink and descend off of the cheek bones. Adding volume back to the zygoma or cheek bone can restore a more youthful appearance to the face and can slightly reduce the depth of the nasolabial folds.
Juvederm Volbella XC used to enhance the lips and peroral wrinkles
The aging process often results in a gradual loss of lip volume which causes the tissues to appear dehydrated. Vertical wrinkles become more apparent both in the lips proper and in the skin immediately surrounding. Injectable fillers such as Juvederm Volbella can significantly improve this condition.