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Restoration of volume can be performed with the use of fillers. Fillers are composed of a variety of products namely hyaluronic acid (HA) or calcium hydroxyapatite for example. There are also multiple manufactures that make filler. Essentially what is important is the filler material and who is injecting it.
The filler material is not permanent and is limited in how long it will last. Depending on the filler it may last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years on average. Below are some common brand names and their composition.
- Juvaderm Hyaluronic Acid Filler
- Restylane Hyaluronic Acid Filler
- Belotero Hyaluronic Acid Filler
- Radiesse Calcium Hydroxyapatite Filler
- Sculptra Polylactic Acid Filler
Different fillers have different advantages and disadvantages. The key is the technique in injection and what your goals are. Injection techniques range from deep towards the bone or superficial closer to skin depending on what are you are trying to volumize or what wrinkle you are trying to fill.
I have done a lot of research and have spent a lot of time deciding what type of procedures I wanted to have done before I chose Dr. Parikh. I have wanted to “freshen up” my face and not look so tired all the time. From the moment I booked my appointment with michelle, came in for my consult and ultimately my appointment for fillers and botox, I was blown away by the whole experience. Michelle was super friendly and helpfull and Dr. Parikh was awsome. Down to earth, really patient and answered all my questions. He took me step by step through what was happening and made me comfortable the whole time. The results, AMAZING! This guy knows what he is doing! I highly recommend at least making the time to go in for a consult if you are at all considering any type of enhancements. I will definitely be returning to their office and telling all my friends. Thank you Dr. Parikh and staff, you were great and I am so happy! Alicia
Filler Reversal or Correction
Sometimes the filler may need to be reversed or removed. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme which breaks down hyaluronic acid (HA) which is the filler. The effect is almost immediate and a result can be seen quite quickly. Dr. Parikh can reverse filler if necessary.
Preparing for Filler
Your goals should be set, a thorough consultation regarding what areas you want to improve and what areas bother you the most is important. Multiple fillers may be needed to reach your desired goals and this will be discussed during your consultation. Also medications or over the counter supplements that thin the blood can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. These medications should be stopped a minimum of a 1 week prior to filler treatment.