Fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for rejuvenating the face. With a simple injection, Dr. Genaro Valladolid can add volume to a patient’s face and/or minimize wrinkles. Valladolid Plastic Surgery offers several types of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse, to handle a diverse set of requests and ensure that each patient’s face looks as young and fresh as possible.
Some of the reasons that Dr. Valladolid uses facial fillers include:
The fat pads that give cheeks their youthful shape tend to disappear with age. Facial fillers can restore volume and roundness to sunken or gaunt-looking cheeks.
After a filler injection, the tissue plumps up. This tightens and smooths out the skin on top to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Filler works well with superficial wrinkles as well as deeper-set lines that form like the nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the bottom edges of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (wrinkles that develop between the mouth and chin.)
Some patients are born with thin lips, while others see their lips thin as they age. Filler can be used to enhance the lips to a plumper size.
The hollowness that appears under the eyes makes a face look tired and older. By filling in the tear troughs, these bags appear less pronounced, and patients look rejuvenated and better rested.
Patients can see a change in their appearance almost immediately after the injection. In the ensuing weeks, the results will gradually improve, with peak results usually coming about a month after the treatment.
Filler typically lasts in the body for six to nine months, though this time span can vary. To maintain the results, it is necessary to return periodically for further injections. Patients who prefer a more permanent solution should discuss plastic surgery with Dr. Valladolid instead.
For best results, Dr. Valladolid encourages patients to drink plenty of water in the weeks to follow the injection. Because hyaluronic acid binds with water, staying hydrated can accelerate and amplify the transformation.
The total price of fillers depends on multiple factors, including the type of filler used, where the filler gets injected and how much filler is necessary. After discussing the patient’s goals during a consultation, Dr. Valladolid provides a cost breakdown so that the patient can make an informed decision.
Although Botox and fillers are often thought of interchangeably because they are both injectables, they serve two separate purposes. While fillers add volume to the face, Botox uses botulinum toxin to freeze the nerve reactors in the face that normally trigger muscle movement. After a Botox injection, the lines (like those that form on the forehead) that are created as a result from muscle movement have a chance to soften and fade.
Generally speaking, Botox and dermal fillers treat separate areas of the face. During a consultation, Dr. Valladolid can discuss which option is most suitable to address the specific concerns of each patient.
Not all businesses that offer dermal fillers are of equal quality. Even with the same brand of filler, two separate injectors can produce different results. Dr. Valladolid is a skilled professional who not only has a keen eye, but also understands precisely where and how much filler to inject to achieve optimal results. For results that are long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing, put your trust in Dr. Valladolid.
To schedule an appointment at his Scottsdale, Mesa or Phoenix office, please call (480) 770-5015 today.