Volume loss and wrinkles are inevitable signs of aging. Vagotis Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Center offers a variety of dermal fillers to restore your youthful glow. These injectables are most commonly used to fill in larger facial aging lines, such as the nasolabial folds and adding volume to facial features that have become drawn or sunken. Dr. Vagotis also uses these injectables to smooth lines and augment the lips.
Facial Dermal Fillers / Injectable Options
Depending on your specific needs and desired outcome, Dr. Vagotis will customize your dermal fillers treatment.
Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, resulting in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.
The results from Sculptra® are not immediate, but they are long-lasting. In a clinical study, effects lasted for up to two years after the first treatment session in most patients. No skin testing is required.
Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler used for smoothing out facial wrinkles. It is a biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance occurring within the body. In addition to adding fullness to the skin, Restylane attracts water molecules to the injection site, further enhancing its effectiveness.
Restylane provides noticeable results immediately after injection, although it may take a few days for swelling to subside. Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterward, with no downtime necessary. Additional Restylane injections should be administered about 4 to 8 months later to maintain its effects.
There are minimal complications associated with Restylane. The compound is derived from bacterial origins, so most allergies should not be an issue (unless specific to bacterial proteins). Side effects may include slight redness, minor swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within three days as the body adjusts to the new hyaluronic acid. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for approximately 48 hours.
Perlane® is an injectable filler used to treat deep facial lines, augment the lips and contour the cheeks and chin. Made by the same company that produces Restylane®, Perlane contains purified hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally in the body that works with collagen to keep the skin smooth and supple. It is hypoallergenic and does not require a pre-treatment skin test. With its unique ability to bind with water, Perlane continues to perform up to 60% longer than collagen.