Fillers and Treatments for Facial WrinklesPosted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
If the grooves from the side of your nose or the corner of your mouth are too deep or if your lips are getting smaller as you get older there is a solution. Fillers used for cosmetic purposes such as these have improved greatly over the years with an increased duration of results, more comfort in injection and less complications. The most popular fillers – and the ones that I prefer– are those using hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in our skin and therefore very biocompatible.
I utilize the soft Juvederm® product for the lips. The gel-like substance allows for a soft natural feel. I use it to enhance the Cupid’s bow, which improves the natural curves of the lips rather than just bulking them up as we often see on TV. A natural look and feel is of utmost importance in the lips.
I utilize the lifting and filling power of Perlane® in the grooves that extend from the nose or corner of the mouth. This substance has a great hydrophilic effect, bringing hydration and additional softening of grooves to the area.
These fillers come with a local anesthetic within them making injections easier and far more comfortable than in the past. The results are transformational and I typically achieve one year of duration with these fillers.
Fillers are an easy and affordable way to truly enhance the appearance of your face. To discuss fillers and the other offerings that might be of interest to you, please consider scheduling a consultation or visit our website at DouglasStevensMD.com for more information.