Other Injectable Fillers
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
These injectable filling agents have surged in popularity. They are very effective at treating facial wrinkles (forehead, between the eyebrows, the nasolabial folds [laugh lines], vertical upper and lower lip wrinkles, the depressions at the corners of the mouth, and wrinkles on the cheeks). They work well in conjunction with BOTOX® and can be used to improve depressed scars, inflate the lips, enhance the cheeks and chin, and even improve some irregularities along the nose.
Restylane® is designed to add fullness to the skin to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Dr. John Michael Sarbak prefers Restylane® for wrinkles that have been present for a while, because he believes it to have a firm quality that provides better structure. He also likes the way Restylane® behaves when placed along the junction between the lower eyelids and the cheeks. Injections in this area can improve the tired appearance of your lower eyelids.
Restylane® Silk was the first product approved by the FDA to enhance the lips and minimize wrinkles around the mouth (smoker’s lines). The specially formulated injectable contains a local anesthetic to provide you with a more comfortable treatment session. Results can begin to be seen immediately after treatment and should continue to improve over the course of the next 14 days. The benefits of Restylane® Silk typically last up to six months.
As the youthful plumpness of the cheeks begins to deteriorate with age, Restylane® Lyft can be used to help restore this lost volume. In fact, it is the first filler that has been FDA-approved to add fullness to the midfacial area and smooth nasolabial folds. The clear gel formula imitates the body’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to enhance the contours of the cheeks for a natural-looking outcome. Restylane® Lyft contains a larger particle size than Restylane®, which provides better correction of deeper wrinkles. Results typically last about 6 to 12 months, but follow-up treatments can help maintain the rejuvenating results longer.