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What are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers, otherwise known as injectable fillers can fill and smooth wrinkles, lines, and facial creases that appear due to aging skin. Sun damage, medications, environmental factors, and genetics are all components that contribute to the development of facial wrinkles. Our Orange County facial fillers allow you the option to rejuvenate your facial appearance without undergoing surgery.

What are the different types of facial fillers?

There are several different lines of facial fillers, and their effects vary in thickness and use. Facial fillers are long-lasting, but not forever. For the effects to be maintained, they must be reapplied periodically. Otherwise, the effects begin to slowly diminish until they safely absorbed by the body. Dr. Grover offers these different kinds of facial fillers in Newport Beach:

  • Juvéderm – this is a clear gel-like hyaluronic acid filler that adds volume to various facial areas, including lips and cheeks.
  • Restylane – this brand of hyaluronic acid-based facial filler can produce a remarkable enhancement for lips and lip lines, or other facial areas.
  • Radiesse – this injectable filler stimulates natural collagen growth in areas where moderate to severe facial creases have developed

Juvéderm

The Juvéderm line of products have each been developed to treat a specific facial area. These fillers last for varying periods of time before requiring retreatment. Younger looking, smoother, and fuller skin is immediately apparent. The Juvéderm line is among the most popular and frequently used of all facial fillers, due to the smooth, even consistency of the filler, and the various formulas for each facial area.

Restylane

Restylane fillers last in the range of six to eighteen months, and they require reapplication to continue to enjoy the smoother, more youthful look. Restylane fillers while long-lasting, require regular treatments.

Radiesse

Radiesse is the only filler offered by Dr. Grover that stimulates natural collagen growth as an added benefit. The results of Radiesse also last longer than other facial fillers; in most patients, they last a year or more. Radiesse is also FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation to smooth and firm the upper hands if they have begun to appear skeletal and aged.

Am I a candidate for facial fillers?

If you have noticed your skin lacks the elasticity and supple, youthful quality of the past, then you are a likely candidate for treatment with facial fillers. Facial fillers come in multiple types and varieties, and under Dr. Grover’s careful eye, you are bound to be satisfied with a procedure that is individually customized to match your vision of beauty and youthfulness.

What is the facial filler procedure like?

Facial fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years, and treatment more comfortable than ever before. The procedure is very simple and straightforward:

  • First, Dr. Grover will assess your facial composition to examine which areas of your face will benefit the most from a subtle increase in volume.
  • Second, the injection site will be cleaned, and a topical numbing cream applied.
  • Third, the facial filler is carefully injected to smooth lines and wrinkles or add volume to lips or cheeks for a subtle lifting effect.

The procedure takes between twenty minutes to an hour based on the number of facial fillers applied. After the procedure, the injection site may be tender and swollen, but this is minor and quickly fades.

FAQs

What is the difference between a filler and BOTOX?

Facial fillers are not like BOTOX. While facial fillers are used to fill in unwanted wrinkles and creases on the face, BOTOX works by halting the motion of specifically-targeted facial muscles to smooth forehead creases, frown lines, and crow’s feet.


Do facial fillers hurt?

Facial filler treatments are not painless, but involve very little discomfort, similar to a tiny pinch as the needle is placed. Some Juvéderm fillers have added lidocaine for an even more painless experience, important when treating lips or other sensitive facial areas.


Which facial filler is the best?

There is no hard and fast “best.” The main point is to choose the appropriate facial filler for the facial area, and to inject it in the correct areas, in the correct volume. Overfilling will produce an unnatural look. Our expert injectors are known for their skills in smoothing lines and wrinkles and leaving you looking refreshed and rejuvenated, but completely natural.


What are the most common side effects of facial fillers?

Redness and swelling are common at the injection site and fade quickly. Slight pain and bruising are also common side effects, but typically minor and easily hidden with cosmetics.


Can I have facial filler injections when pregnant?

Facial fillers should be avoided for any woman who is currently breastfeeding or pregnant. These products have not been tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women. Facial fillers must be avoided for those who are allergic to any of the active ingredients.

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