No Surgery Or Downtime With Facial Fillers
Facial fillers, frequently known as dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers, are heralded as a “liquid facelift” because of the restorative effect they have on the face with no need for surgical procedures or recovery time. Facial fillers temporarily plump the lips. They have an enhancing affect on the curve and contour of facial area, and reduce facial creasing and wrinkling.
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Many Options For Facial Fillers
During your consultation with Dr. Kouris, the two of you will discuss the many types of facial fillers available and any alternative or supplementary treatments that may benefit your particular needs. Techniques like Botox® Cosmetic, fat transference and chemical peels may augment the liquid facelift or be used as an alternative.
Below is a closer look at the types of facial fillers Dr. Kouris makes available at Midwest Plastic Surgery:
Restylane® and Perlane®
It can be said that these two are cousins within the families of facial fillers. Restylane® and Perlane® are composed of safe materials that slowly break down and are reabsorbed by the body. They effect a restoration of hyaluronic acid, which is the innate moisturizer within you. This is this naturally produced substance that lays the foundation of supple, full, young looking skin.
What these two facial fillers do is boost volume which corrects moderate or severe face wrinkling and folds. Not just fine lines, but also deeper ones at the corners of the mouth, lipstick lines and “marionette” lines (those that run straight down the sides of the mouth, giving the illusion of the mouth and chin of a marionette puppet). Restylane® and Perlane® also correct laugh lines, known medically as nasolabial folds (the lines that run from nose to corners of the mouth).
Restylane® is perfect for facial wrinkling or the deep folds that are natural due to mid-or-deep dermal layering in the skin. Meanwhile, Perlane® makes use of larger particles that penetrate to deeper sources. Using both fillers in tandem produces results that are immediate after treatment. With Restylane® and Perlane®, downtime is nil to very minimal. The majority of patients receiving Restylane® have smoother facial lines and folds for as much at eighteen months. Nearly everyone who receives Perlane® treatments have six months of smoother, more youthful skin. A touch-up treatment now and again helps you get the most from Restylane® and Perlane® facial fillers.
The Juvéderm® family supplements your body’s natural moisturizer hyaluronic acid. This natural moisturizer tends to dwindle over time, resulting in facial wrinkling and deepening folds. Introduced into your skin’s dermal layer, Juvéderm® corrects vertical lip lines, those “marionette” lines discussed earlier, and smile lines (those that look like parentheses around the mouth). Results from a single treatment can remain for as much as a year.
Dr. Kouris will discuss this option with you to determine if hyaluronic acid is a sound solution for your particular facial wrinkling and folds, as well as which of the above treatments could be best for your needs.
In our youth, skin will hold plenty of elasticity because of collagen which provides volume, suppleness and strength. As we lose collagen through aging, wrinkling, facial lines and loosening skin occurs. Radiesse® restores collagen, resulting in the return of volume and the smoothing out of lines and folds related to aging. Radiesse® improves the smile lines, “marionette” lines and the wrinkling around the corners of the mouth, as well as “pre-jowl” sagging along each side of the chin. Results last for as much as a year following treatment. In addition, Radiesse® is designed to stimulate production of natural collagen, prolonging the healthy, youthful look even more.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue.2,3 While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure,BELOTERO BALANCE specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips.4 Only BELOTERO BALANCE is created using the proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) process5:
- Produces a smooth, flexible gel
- Blends into the natural structure of your skin
- Gently fills stubborn etched-in lines and wrinkles
- Integrates with your skin’s tissue
- Helps smooth your moderate-to-severe etched-in facial lines and wrinkles
- Maintains normal movement and facial expressions
- Feels natural to the touch
Dr. Kouris’ staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your facial filler consultation. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.