It’s important to realize that wrinkles themselves are invisible to the human eye. What you see is the shadow created by the uneven contours of the skin caused by the underlying wrinkle. The key to a youthful face is to minimize these shadows and to smooth transitions on the face.
The cosmetic estheticians at Sculpted MD are experts in non-surgical facial aesthetics. We use dermal fillers in combination with other treatments to improve facial proportions, correct age-related volume loss, soften facial lines and wrinkles. The goal is to improve facial harmony, providing a more youthful and energized appearance to the face.
There are many fillers to choose from, and sometimes it can be difficult to determine which filler is right for you. Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction. Don’t worry, though, because our cosmetic estheticians will evaluate each patient in person, determine their specific cosmetic concerns, provide a list of recommendations, and create a customized cosmetic treatment plan. Sculpted MD offers all of the latest FDA-approved dermal fillers and is always adding newer fillers to our clinic as they are approved.
Our cosmetic estheticians are experts in facial aesthetics. We use advanced injection techniques based on years of training and experience and may inject areas on the face not typically injected by the amateur or untrained injector. Here is a list of areas we may address with fillers:
Of course, it is important to remember that every patient’s body is different and every patient can respond differently to the fillers based on such factors as diet, exercise, baseline metabolism, sun exposure, and smoking. In general, Sculpted MD recommends maintenance treatments so that the results never completely return to baseline.
We also recommend that all patients start an at-home skincare regimen to maintain their results. This regimen usually includes a combination of antioxidants, sunscreen, moisturizers, and retinol.
General guidelines for filler longevity based on our experience using these products for our patients is as follows:
A filler may last a longer or shorter duration on different parts of the face. For example, the lips tend to have lots of movement and so filler breaks down faster. The under eyes, cheeks, and temples have less movement and so filler injected in these parts of the face usually lasts longer.
The times listed above may differ from what the individual manufacturers (Allergan, Galderma, Merz) have on their own websites or literature. The times listed above are what we believe to be accurate based on our own experience with our patients with fillers.