As we age, the subtle signs of aging suddenly become not so subtle. What use to be noticeable in a magnifying mirror begins to draw attention on a daily basis. Cheeks descend, dark circles develop under our eyes, the lips lose volume, and the ever dreaded “jowling” redefines our lower face. Fortunately, new and improved natural products such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® can quickly provide a robust fill in volume-depleted areas and uplift facial features we never dreamed imaginable. The best part is, fillers are quick, easy, and require little to no down time.
What are Soft Tissue Fillers?
Soft tissue fillers are FDA approved solutions consisting of natural substances that are injected or implanted into creases, furrows and sunken areas of the facial skin and soft tissues; creating a plumper, more youthful appearance. The two most common Soft Tissue Fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm® and Restylane®) and Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®); natural building blocks found within your body.
How are Soft Tissue Fillers used?
- Restylane® and Juvederm® are a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in small amounts; leading to immediate volume replacement and refined cosmetic results.
- Radiesse® injectable filler is ideal for deep facial lines and folds in addition to facial shaping and contouring. Radiesse® is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite, a material naturally found in teeth and bone. When injected in soft tissues, fibroblasts build a non-scar tissue collagen matrix, thus creating robust volume in injected areas. Results are immediate and long lasting.
“I have to say that when I decided to have filler injected into my lips I was very apprehensive about it for many reasons. As usual though Sarah assured me the outcome would be exactly what I was hoping and expecting so with her kindness, laughter, expertise and artistry she provide me with the results that I was hoping for and love, My lips look so good that if I could kiss my lips I surely would.”
Where are Soft Tissue Fillers used?
- Lips and the lip border
- Mild to Deep Lines around the Nose and mouth (the parentheses lines)
- Adjacent to the “Jowling” of the lower face
- Sunken Cheeks
- Under the eyes
- Corners of the mouth
- Backs of the hands
Who is a good candidate for Soft Tissue Fillers?
- Good physical health
- Realistic goals and expectations
- Moderate to deep lines around the mouth and nose
- Flat eyebrows
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Flat cheeks
- Someone experiencing “jowling” in the lower face
- Aging hands
- Thin earlobes
Who is not a good candidate for Soft Tissue Fillers?
- Pregnant or nursing
- Sensitivity to selected filler material
What can I expect from a Soft Tissue Filler consultation?
During your complimentary consultation at Parva Plastic Surgery in Leesburg, Virginia we take pride in defining your individual needs and cosmetic goals. Together, we will determine where filler may best address specific volume loss in the face and choose the most appropriate soft tissue filler that will leave you with the best cosmetic outcome.
What can I expect during a Soft Tissue Filler Treatment?
Advanced Soft Tissue Filler placement lasts 10- 20 minutes dependent upon the number of areas being treated. Once we have assured your comfort, the selected filler is gently placed within the volume depleted areas, leaving you with an instant, youthful fill. Volume placement is followed by gentle massage, making the end result both soft and natural in appearance. Often, local anesthetic solutions are use before and during the treatment to improve your comfort. Throughout the process, rest assured you will feel confident and well informed about your treatment.
What can I expect after Soft Tissue Filler Injections?
Unlike surgery, Soft Tissue Filler injections are simple and minimally invasive, with little to no downtime or recovery. Most people return to normal activity following treatments. The result is instantaneous and produces long-lasting, natural enhancement that are gentle and safe to your skin. On average, fillers may last from four months to two years, depending upon the individual aging process and the selected filler.
Allergan Platinum Plus Provider and Brilliant Distinctions Program
Parva Plastic Surgery is an active Allergan Platinum Plus Provider and accepts members of the Brilliant Distinctions® program. The Platinum Plus Provider distinction indicates the high number of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and/or LATISSE® treatments performed here at our practice. Dr. Parva and staff are committed to serving the Loudoun community for their aesthetic treatments.
As participant of the Brilliant Distinctions® program, members can receive points for each BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and LATISSE® procedure they undergo to redeem for future treatments. They can also donate those points to charities such as Dress for Success® or the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. As a convenience to our patients, we will be happy to enroll you in the Brilliant Distinctions program.
Please contact us today for more information on how to attain membership in the Brilliant Distinctions® program.