Dermal Filler Augmentation

Juvederm,  Restylane, and Belotero Facial Augmentation

Dermal Filler Augmentation offers fast and  painless correction of volume loss around the eyes, cheeks, mouth and chin.

New dermal filler technology allows for the filler to seamlessly integrate with the facial muscle structure, stretching and flexing naturally with facial expressions.
Achieve a more youthful, healthier look in minutes

Technique makes all the difference!

Dr. Kaplan uses a blunt-tip microcanula for placement of the filler. This advanced technique allows for coverage of large areas of the face from one injection site. Fewer injections sites means more comfort and less chance for bruising and scarring. The blunt tip virtually eliminates chance of bruising and other complications seen with a regular sharp tip needle injection technique.

What is dermal filler augmentation?

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. They are typically composed of hyaluronic acid that is engineered to have different thickness and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. 

 

The Aging Process: 

Facial aging actually begins in your 20s, when skin firmness begins to decrease as a result of both internal (genetics and natural aging) and external (sun exposure, smoking, pollution, sleeping positions, etc.) factors.

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. Cheeks droop, facial lines become deeper and jowling appears. 

Facial Fat Loss. Source: aesthetic/nurse/consultant

Age also causes bone resorption. Thinner bones of the cheek and chin, leads to less prominent features and facial skin drooping.

Loss of Facial Bone.
Source: Aesthetic/ nurse/consult

The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity
  • Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Build up cheek bones and sunken cheeks
  • Fill in the tear trough region
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Strengthen the jaw line and reduce joweling
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars

Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.

What dermal fillers won’t do:

For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate’

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Before and After Gallery

Filler: Restylane Defyne. Notice stronger, more defined jaw line, more elegant looking chin, and significant reduction of joweling.

 

Lip and marionette line augmentation. Notice a fuller, better defined upper and lower lip, fuller region under the lower lip with reduced depth of the marionette lines.