Injectable Fillers

Injectables such as Restylane, Juvéderm, and Radiesse can be used to address facial lines and loss of volume. It can be placed into the lines between your nose and upper lip, frown lines along the corners of the mouth or to enhance lip volume.

Restylane and Juvéderm are skin fillers that add lost volume to restore youthful contours and make skin smoother. It may remove moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as those from your nose to the corner of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Juvéderm are composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that exists in the body. It provides volume and fullness to the skin. Dr. Davis will help guide you regarding the best product for your facial wrinkles. These injectables are administered after local anesthesia to numb the area. When bruising occurs, it is usually minimal and can be covered with makeup. Results may last six to nine months and sometimes longer.

Fillers such as Juvéderm are also used to eliminate lines around the lips, reshape, and enhance lip volume, as well as to increase volume loss during aging.

Side effects of Restylane and Juvéderm are rare, but may include swelling, redness, minimal discomfort, bruising, and tenderness. Usually, these will only last a few days. Restylane and Juvéderm are administered in the office. You must avoid taking aspirin, vitamin D, and another nonsteroidal antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen, as they may cause increase bruising.

Restylane and Juvéderm are slowly absorbed by your body, and replacement may be done at six month intervals.

Radiesse represents another excellent way to non-surgically remove the stigma of facial aging. Radiesse is injected as a wrinkle filler that initially restores facial volume and fullness to smooth out the signs of aging. It is used for moderate to severe wrinkles. Radiesse keeps working with your body by stimulating your own natural collagen for longer lasting results. Radiesse treatments are administered in the office by Dr. Davis after local anesthesia to numb the area. Side effects are similar to other fillers and there may be bruising, redness, or transient swelling. Radiesse is effective for the smile lines, nasolabial folds, lines around the mouth, and it is also used to add fullness to the cheeks. Effects may last between six months and at times longer