Juvederm™, Restylane®, Perlane Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (Dermal Fillers)
Patients who have issues with fine and deep facial lines or nasolabial folds (folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth)can get dermal fillers to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, soften facial folds, restore fullness and reduce the signs of aging.
Awaken Aesthetics offers Restylane®, Perlane, Belotero, Radiesse, Bellafill, Scultpra, and varying strengths of Juvederm™. The greatest differences between these injectable fillers are the amount of volume they will provide in a specific area. Each of filler has a different amount of hyaluronic acid and/or collagen stimulating medication in composition and size. Drs. Liu & Ahn will determine which filler will be best to treating finer lines, mild to moderate lines and deeper folds. These fillers have the capability of lasting six months or longer; sometimes even up to several years.
Fillers are presently being used to reduce or get rid of facial lines and folds, enhance lips and replace soft-tissue volume loss. Most fillers are naturally occurring, biodegradable complex substances found in the human body and in all living animals. Among other things, fillers can hydrate the skin and add volume, contributing to the overall appearance of the skin. These fillers are also being used for facial sculpting, including softening of the jowl line and cheek area. When injected into the skin, it brings back the natural beauty that has been lost due to aging. Younger skin naturally has a larger amount of volume providing firmness to the skin. As we age, we loose the ability to produce collagen and the skin becomes drier, thinner, and less able to restore itself. The results will make a difference and help you feel young and vibrant again.
Dermal fillers are injected below the skin using a fine needle. We take every step possible to assure the comfort of our patients. This takes extra time for the patient and us, but our clients appreciate it. These comfort measures can include using numbing creams, mechanical chillers or nerve blocks.
Prior to being treated, you should take some precautions. Avoid using aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or Vitamin E supplements as they may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Be sure to let our medical staff know prior to your appointment if you have experienced cold sores in the past so we can help prevent any recurrence. Whenever facial injections are done, some clients may experience minor swelling, tenderness or bruising. Drs. Liu & Ahn help minimize these minor side effects with certain “tricks of the trade” that will be discussed during your appointment.