The quest for youthful, radiant skin is timeless. At Privé Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, we understand the nuances of aging and the desire to refresh one’s appearance. Fillers are an innovative solution to address various age-related concerns, helping you regain your skin’s vibrancy without undergoing invasive procedures.

Throughout our lives, we’ll begin to show the common signs of aging. For most of us, the natural fullness of our lips and cheeks will fade. There are numerous causes, but there are also solutions to address them. Soft tissue fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, or RHA® have been developed to be safe and effective methods of restoring this natural fullness. Under Dr. Wu’s skillful hand, Privé Plastic Surgery clients can turn back the aging clock with these fillers.

Symptoms Addressed by Fillers

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hollowed areas under the eyes
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks or lips
  • Deep folds, such as nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • Scarring or uneven skin texture

How Dermal Fillers Serve To Restore Natural Fullness

Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Sculptra® are some of the most well-known names in the dermal filler market. Each takes the form of a biosafe gel injected into the area where additional fullness is desired. They can plump the skin, restore contours, smooth wrinkles, and boost the volume to create a softer, more youthful appearance. 

Fillers are used when an area of the face has lost fullness and has experienced a fading of natural contours. Dr. Wu can use them to fill hollows under the eyes, bolster the fullness of cheeks, or enhance the appearance of the jawline. Folds and creases on the sides of the mouth can also be addressed. In some cases, these fillers can address thinning in the arms, hands, and knees.

Woman smiling in a small mirror after getting Fillers

Each of these substances takes a different approach:

  • Sculptra® which is made of Poly-L-lactic acid boosts collagen production, which provides tautness and elasticity to our skin.
  • Juvederm® and Restylane® are hyaluronic acid based fillers which attract moisture and increases softness and volume to the area.

Depending on the client and the filler used, these treatments can persist for months or years. 

Clients receiving dermal fillers must have skin that is clean and free from infection or inflammation. The benefits of each dermal filler vary. Sculptra® works to produce the desired result more permanently. Juvederm® is temporary but produces immediate results. Almost any client over the age of 18 can benefit from the use of dermal fillers. Those who have experienced a loss of contour and facial volume can see these restored through dermal fillers. 

Why Fillers are Needed

As we age, our skin’s natural collagen and elastin decrease, leading to reduced facial volume and firmness. External factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and genetics further contribute to skin aging. Fillers are a non-surgical approach to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

All forms of cosmetic treatment come with some risk of complications. While the procedure is safe and effective, those receiving it may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Tenderness
  • Redness

More serious complications are visibility of the filler, lumpiness, even vascular occlusion. These are far less common.

Treatment Process

  • Consultation: Initially, you’ll have a detailed discussion with our doctor to understand your aesthetic goals and determine the most appropriate filler type for your needs.
  • Preparation: The target area will be cleansed, and a numbing cream may be applied to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Injection: Using fine needles, the chosen filler will be carefully injected into the target areas.
  • Massage: Post-injection, the doctor might gently massage the area to ensure even distribution of the filler.
  • Post-Treatment Care: You’ll be provided with aftercare instructions to optimize results and minimize any potential side effects.

Prevention Tips

To prolong the effects of fillers:

  • Use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily
  • Maintain a skincare regimen rich in antioxidants
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and smoking
  • Stay hydrated and follow a balanced diet
  • Schedule periodic consultations with our doctor to assess the longevity of the fillers and discuss any concerns.

The Promising Horizon of Fillers

Fillers are more than just an aesthetic treatment; they symbolize an opportunity to rejuvenate one’s self-image. By addressing the subtle changes that come with time, fillers offer individuals a chance to mirror their inner vibrancy outwardly. As science and technology advance, filler efficacy, safety, and variety continue to improve, promising ever-evolving results tailored to individual needs.

For most, with Dr. Wu and her team of experts, the filler process is both simple and nearly painless for most clients. It starts with a thorough disinfecting of the target area. Next, Dr. Wu will make some reference marks on your skin to identify points where injections should occur. She may massage or press the injection site to ensure even distribution and a desirable result.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the results from fillers last?

The longevity of fillers varies based on the type used and individual factors. Typically, results can last from several months to a couple of years. During your consultation at Privé Plastic Surgery, our doctor will provide more specific information tailored to your treatment.

Are there any side effects associated with fillers?

Some common side effects include mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These usually subside within a few days. It’s crucial to consult with our doctor to understand potential risks and ensure the procedure aligns with your health and aesthetic goals.

How is the filler procedure different from a facelift?

Fillers are non-surgical treatments that involve injecting substances under the skin to restore volume and smooth wrinkles. They offer temporary results and require minimal recovery time. On the other hand, a facelift is a surgical procedure aimed at tightening facial muscles and removing excess skin, offering more permanent results but requiring longer recovery. Our doctor can guide you on the best approach based on your needs.

Embarking on Your Journey of Renewal

Dermal fillers are an incredible tool in the cosmetic specialist’s toolkit. They can work for various ages, skin types, and concerns. Reach out to our office to discover the benefits dermal fillers can offer you. Your aspirations of radiance and youthfulness are within reach. Trust the expertise of the specialists at Privé Plastic Surgery to guide you through every step. If you’re contemplating fillers or have any questions about the procedure, dial (516) 717-3181. Your luminous tomorrow awaits.