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Facial Fillers San Diego


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Enhance Your Look With Specially Formulated Gels

As we age, we lose volume in our face due to loss of bone, collagen, and fat. In essence, the skin becomes too long for the underlying support structure and this results in wrinkles. Although this is a natural byproduct of aging, you don’t have to live with wrinkles and volume loss if you don’t wish to.

Juvéderm, Restylane, and Sculptra Aesthetic are injectable fillers that help restore a more youthful look. This is done in a short appointment that may bring immediate results depending on the product used. Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine is pleased to offer facial fillers to people in the Carmel Valley and Torrey Hills area of San Diego, CA. To learn more, call us today.

Fact-Filled Facial Filler Q&A

Juvéderm is a line of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that add volume or smoothness to the face in the areas that have lost some of their natural fullness from the loss of hyaluronic acid, which attracts water.

The injected hyaluronic acid “plumps” the face back to a more youthful look. There are several different fillers in the product line, each with a different thickness allowing Dr. Fontaine to lift the tissue with some products and fill smaller lines with other products.

This combination of available fillers allows Dr. Fontaine to create a more youthful appearance by softening smile lines, lip lines, and marionette lines and adding volume to the cheekbones. The products contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin.

Loss of this substance, as well as fat, as you age causes your face to lose volume and structure and contributes to fine lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm injectable fillers help reverse these effects.

Each injectable gel is specially formulated to treat particular facial areas, such as the following:

  • Cheeks - add volume
  • Lips - add volume and smooth lines
  • Nasolabial folds and “smile lines” (lines between the nose to the corners of the mouth) - minimize lines and folds
  • Marionette lines (lines at the corners of the mouth) - minimize lines and folds
  • Corners of the mouth - decrease “droop” and frown look

Dr. Fontaine decides whether Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Vollure or Juvéderm Volbella XC is ideal for you, depending on your symptoms and treatment goals.

Restylane is also a hyaluronic acid filler used to treat facial wrinkles and folds by adding volume below the skin and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid attracts water and thus helps “plump” the skin reducing wrinkles and a more youthful contour.

There are several different fillers in the Restylane line, each with a different thickness allowing Dr. Fontaine to lift the tissue with some products and fill smaller lines with other products.

This combination of available fillers allows Dr. Fontaine to create a more youthful appearance by softening smile lines, lip lines, and marionette lines and adding volume to the cheekbones.

Each Restylane injectable gel is specially formulated to treat particular facial areas, such as the following:

  • Cheeks - add volume
  • Lips - add volume and smooth lines
  • Nasolabial folds and “smile lines” (lines between the nose to the corners of the mouth) - minimize lines and folds
  • Marionette lines (lines that extend downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline) - minimize lines and folds
  • Corners of the mouth - decrease “droop” and frown look

Dr. Fontaine uses a particular Restylane product depending on your particular area of concern. These products include Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne.

Facial filler injections are done with tiny needles, and the products contain numbing agents to minimize discomfort. In other words, any irritation tends to be mild. If you’re concerned about pain, you can request ice or a topical numbing cream.

Hyaluronic acid injectable fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane provide immediate results, meaning you’ll leave your appointment with smoother, more voluminous skin. There may be some initial swelling which varies depending on which product is used.

While many people are pleased with the results right away, some people benefit from an enhancement to create their desired look. Your natural-looking results typically last for up to a year or longer. At that point, you can schedule additional Juvéderm treatment.

With Sculptra injections, the poly-L-lactic acid is suspended in water, which is absorbed within a few days and your face returns to its prior volume. Then, over the next several weeks to months, collagen is restored creating the desired volume restoration.

*Individual results may vary.

Your ideal number of injections depends on factors such as your treatment goals and the current state of your skin and the amount of muscles you have that is creating the wrinkles.

Before your treatment, Dr. Fontaine discusses the specifics with you and recommends a treatment plan. Each patient is treated individually and given the amount they need to achieve the best results.

*Individual results may vary.