Fillers are among the most popular procedures performed in our office because they offer patients a safe and effective method of rejuvenating the face. Fillers can provide outstanding cosmetic results without the downtime associated with traditional surgical procedures.
These products have become quite popular among younger individuals who prefer to intervene at an earlier stage of wrinkle development, and they continue to be popular alternatives to more invasive surgical procedures in older individuals. Fillers can be used to improve the appearance of fine lines, deeper wrinkles and folds, hollows, volume loss, and acne scarring. Additionally, fillers can be used to enhance the fullness of the lips and for facial contouring. Dr. Saini take a “less is more” approach and always strive to keep the patients looking like a refreshed version of themselves. We prefer to undertreat and have the patient come back to the office for additional treatment or touch-ups as necessary.
Depending on an individual patient’s needs, Dr. Saini may choose a hyaluronic filler to fill in a wrinkle or a hollow, or we may choose one of the fillers that stimulate collagen production to provide more global volume replacement and rejuvenation.
Our list of available fillers and injectables continues to expand to better meet our individual patient’s needs. We offer Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Belotero Balance® and LaViv, an autologous filler which involves harvesting one’s skin from behind the ear, separating out the collagen-stimulating fibroblasts, and growing them in a laboratory. The patient is subsequently injected with his or her own fibroblasts approximately twelve weeks later to increase collagen production.
The newest filler we offer is Juvederm Voluma®, a volumizing hyaluronic acid which is used in the mid face to treat volume loss. As we age, we lose volume in our face, leading to the development of hollows, wrinkles and folds. Voluma® is a simple and convenient way to replace lost volume, instantly resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
The use of fillers is safe, effective, and convenient. Most of these fillers can be administered on the day of consultation. Make sure to discontinue any unnecessary blood thinners like Aspirin, NSAIDs, Vitamin E and Fish Oil to minimize bruising. We usually recommend coming into the office at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that we can apply a topical anesthetic cream to minimize any discomfort associated with the injections.