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What's an Injectable Filler Anyway?

[fa icon="calendar"] June 10, 2019 / by Dr.J


You may have heard about injectable fillers but not sure what they’re all about.  Read on to find out about the in-office treatment that Americans spent over $1 Billion on last year alone.


What are injectable fillers used for?

Injectable fillers are used to smooth wrinkles and enhance the contours of the face.

What’s the filler made of?

There are different types of filler but the most common ones are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a component of connective tissue already present in our bodiesThe HA is mixed with lidocaine to make the procedure more comfortable.

 

What are the most common places to get filler?

The popular areas are under the eyes, the cheekbones, nasolabial folds and the lips.

 

How long do the fillers last?

This depends on which filler is used and where it’s placed.  We use the most popular brand of fillers called Juvederm.  It's made by Allergan, the same trusted company that makes Botox.

There are a few different versions of Juvederm.  To make it easy, we offer the medium and thick versions.  The thickest, Juvederm Voluma, lasts about 50% longer than Juvederm Vollure.

In general, areas of the face that don’t move much will allow the filler to last longer compared to areas that move quite a bit.

For example, Juvederm Vollure will last around 1 year when placed under the eyes, but only 3 or 4 months when injected into the lips.

 

How can I make my filler last as long as possible?

We offer Skinceuticals HA Intensifier that has been clinically shown to both accelerate natural HA and collagen production and prolong the staying power of injectable filler.

 


Financially Speaking

Juvederm Vollure - $750/syringe

Juvederm Voluma - $850/syringe

Skinceuticals HA Intensifier - $106/bottle

 

 

Topics: Injectables

Dr.J

Written by Dr.J

Dr.Jeffrey Horowitz is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon committed to his patients' health and beauty.