Injectable fillers are a minimally invasive way to turn back the clock on your appearance. These solutions restore volume to the underlying skin structure, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles from the inside out. There are a number of different formulas of injectable fillers available today, allowing a physician to customize treatment to a patient’s specific needs and desired outcome.
Who is it For?
San Diego men and women who are concerned about the signs of aging on the face may be good candidates for injectable filler treatments. Patients should be in reasonably good health, without allergies to lidocaine. Patients also need to have reasonable expectations about the outcome of the procedure and understand that touch-up procedures will be needed periodically to maintain positive results. Injectable fillers may be recommended for the following skin concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of volume around the cheeks or jaw line
- Undefined, thin lips
- Shallow scarring caused by acne or varicella
Injectable fillers may be used alone or in combination with other procedures, such as Botox or facial rejuvenation treatments to provide more dramatic results.
About the Procedure
Dr. Kaweski offers injectable filler treatments at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area using the following formulas:
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based formula used to produce a long-
lasting natural result. Because the solution has ingredients produced by the human body, there is no need to do testing prior to treatment. The smaller particles in Restylane make this a good option for areas like the lips and small shallow scars. It can also be used on fine lines around the eyes or mouth.
Perlane boasts a similar hyaluronic acid base as Restylane, but larger particles in the formula make this product a good choice for deeper creases. It can also add volume to larger areas like the cheeks and jawline. Like Restylane, Perlane contains no animal products, so allergy testing is unnecessary before treatment.
Dr. Kaweski will provide a consultation with patients prior to an injectable filler treatment, so she can learn about the patient’s specific concerns and desired results. She can then recommend the best dermal filler for the unique needs of each San Diego patient. In some cases, Dr. Kaweski may recommend a combination of Restylane and Perlane injections to achieve the best possible results.
After the Procedure
There is no downtime required after an injectable filler treatment, so patients may return to normal activities right away. There may be some mild redness and swelling at the injection sites, which typically subsides in a day or two. Swelling after lip augmentation may last up to a week.
What about Results?
Results can be seen immediately after treatment and continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure. Most injectable treatments will last from 6-12 months before a touch-up procedure is needed. In some cases, a series of treatments in the beginning may prolong the initial results.
Dr. Kaweski is experienced in administering injectable fillers to produce the best possible results for her patients. To learn more about this procedure, or other anti-aging treatments we offer, contact our staff at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area by calling (619) 464-9876.