As we age, both the skin and the shape of our face will change. When we are younger, collagen keeps the skin supple and smooth and the youthful volume of subcutaneous fat below the surface of the skin keeps our cheeks firm and perky. But as we age the fat becomes thinner in the face, the skin loses elasticity and becomes more lax, and the fat and skin sag and gives us that traditional older appearance with loss of volume, folds and wrinkles. The first place you may see this, even in some people in their early 30’s and 40’s is the midface. This is an ideal situation and time to restore volume in this area.
If you are looking to restore fullness, Dermal fillers and volumizers are a great option. Fillers are injected into the facial tissues at different levels as needed to temporarily restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They can give the appearance of a smoother surface, restore volume in the face, and plump the lips. We have a variety of dermal fillers available in the office based on your individual needs. Some of these are:
JUVÉDERM® XC: A hyaluronic acid based dermal filler used to provide temporary correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), perioral lines, and to plump the lips.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: The first FDA-approved injectable gel to add volume to the cheek area for correction of age-related volume loss. It can provide a “lift” to the midface creating a more youthful appearance. With optimal treatment, it can last up to 2 years.
JUVÉDERM Vollure XC-The newest addition to the Juvederm collection that has received FDA approval for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds. JUVÉDERM Vollure is longer lasting than most dermal fillers with studies showing patient satisfaction up to 18 months. JUVÉDERM Vollure uses Vycross technology which refers to cross-linking of hyaluronic acid to allow for longer lasting effects.
BELOTERO BALANCE®: A great option to fill nasolabial folds or to smooth those stubborn small lines and wrinkles that form around your lips and mouth
Getting Started with Dermal Fillers in Boise
It’s important to remember that even though filler’s are considered minimally invasive, it is still a medical procedure that should only be done by a well trained and qualified professional. Do your homework when considering filler injections. All new patients requesting fillers in our plastic surgery practice will be evaluated by Dr. Kramer for appropriate treatment, and ongoing treatments are continuously evaluated.
Call our office for your complimentary filler consultation.