As we age, the subtle signs of aging suddenly become not so subtle. What used 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 soft tissue fillers like JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC 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?
- JUVÉDERM Soft Tissue Fillers
- Soft Tissue Filler Treatment Areas
- Soft Tissue Filler Candidates
- Soft Tissue Filler Consultation
- Soft Tissue Filler Treatment Process
- Soft Tissue Filler Side Effects
- Soft Tissue Filler Recovery
- Soft Tissue Filler Cost
What Are Soft Tissue Fillers?
Soft tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are non-surgical treatments that consist of natural substances injected or implanted into creases, furrows and sunken areas of the facial skin and soft tissues. This creates a plumper, more youthful appearance. At Parva Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic nurse injector, Nancy Neiderer, RN, BSN, performs filler treatments using the FDA-approved JUVÉDERM® line of products. These consist of hyaluronic acid, a natural building block found within your body.
What Types of Soft Tissue Fillers Are Available?
The JUVEDÉRM® family of fillers is 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. Learn more about our fillers below:
- JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC is intended for moderate to severe facial lines, like nasolabial folds.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC adds volume to the midfacial region to enhance the contour of the cheeks.
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC diminishes lines around the nose and mouth, like nasolabial folds.
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is designed to plump the lips while smoothing vertical lines around the mouth.
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, 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 treatments take 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 used before and during the treatment to improve your comfort. Throughout the process, rest assured you will feel confident and well informed about your treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects to Soft Tissue Fillers?
Side effects from soft tissue fillers are rare but typically mild when they do occur. These include swelling, redness, and pain near the site of injection. Patients should avoid taking blood thinners, like aspirin or ibuprofen, prior to treatment to minimize their risk of side effects like bruising. Since JUVÉDERM injectables are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, patients are at little to no risk of having an allergic reaction to treatment.
What Can I Expect After Soft Tissue Filler Injections?
Unlike surgery, soft tissue filler injections are minimally invasive and conveniently performed in the office, 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 is gentle and safe for your skin. On average, most JUVÉDERM® products may last 6 months to a year or longer, depending upon the individual aging process and the selected filler.
How Much Do Soft Tissue Fillers Cost?
The cost of treatment with soft tissue fillers like JUVÉDERM is approximately $350-$1200, but this will vary according to several factors. The type of soft tissue filler you receive, amount of product you need, and number of areas treated will all influence the total amount you can expect to pay. Prior to treatment, our team will provide you with a cost estimate to help you understand what to expect.
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Allergan® Platinum Plus Provider and Allē℠ Program
Parva Plastic Surgery has been honored with the Platinum Plus status by Allergan. Platinum Plus practices are recognized as the top providers of Natrelle® breast implants, BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM products, KYBELLA®, LATISSE® and SkinMedica® skin care products. Earning this distinction indicates the high number of Allergan treatments we perform at our office, which shows our advanced expertise with these techniques. We are grateful for our patients’ continued support and loyalty, which has allowed us to earn this status from Allergan.
Our team is also a participant of the Allē program. This provides our member patients with the ability to receive points for a wide range of Allergan solutions—including breast implants, BOTOX injections, JUVÉDERM, LATISSE, and SkinMedica products. Choosing these treatments earns them points they can redeem for future treatments. As a convenience to our patients, we will be happy to help enroll you in the Allē program.
Please contact us today regarding enrollment in the Allē program and participation in our Parva Premier Membership which affords special privileges to our loyal patients who regularly receive our non-surgical services.
Schedule Your Soft Tissue Fillers Consultation
Please contact Parva Plastic Surgery for your complimentary soft tissue fillers consultation with Nancy Neiderer, RN, BSN.
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