Injectable fillers help restore volume, softening creases and adding youthful shape to your face. So if you've noticed that your face looks a bit drawn, or that you have a more "etched" appearance than you used to, injectables may be just the right solution.
For facial volume enhancement, learn the difference between fat transfer and facial fillers like Juvederm from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim.
What Injectable Fillers Can Do For You
Add naturally soft plumpness to cheeks & lips, enhancing facial contours at any age. Treatment can be fine-tuned to maintain a natural appearance as time goes by. Some fillers stimulate collagen production, so your skin actually becomes firmer after treatment.
Instantly smooth creases and soften lines, so you can have treatment today and look great for the cocktail party on Saturday.
Safe, Cost-Effective, and Versatile, dermal fillers can bee the perfect introduction to facial rejuvenation for younger patients, or the perfect complement to facelift surgery naturally restoring volume to enhance the results.
Your Injectable Filler Options
If you’ve done even minimal research on FDA approved fillers, you know there are a lot of options! And the good news is that they are are all excellent, safe products. Most use hyaluronic acid, which already exists in your skin, or another naturally derived substance as the main structural component.
Over time, your body safely and naturally absorbs the filler. We offer the following options at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte:
This soft, smooth hyaluronic acid gel is excellent for treating lines around the nose, mouth & chin, and can also be a good option for lip enhancement. Lasts 6 to 12 months for most patients.
Also made from hyaluronic acid, Restylane is great for fine to moderate facial wrinkles and is FDA approved for lip enhancement. It lasts about 6 months, making it a great option for first-timers.
A close relative to Restylane, Perlane has larger particles of hyaluronic acid designed to treat more pronounced creases around the nose and mouth.
This versatile filler is made from calcium hydroxyapatite, and can last 1 year or longer. In addition to restoring volume, Radiesse stimulates natural collagen production, so skin’s firmness continues to improve.
This newer hyaluronic acid filler uses a slightly softer gel that is designed to conform to your skin naturally and evenly, making it a good option for nasolabial folds and vertical lip lines alike
"Even though I have seen Dr. Ditesheim for non-surgical procedures, he took his time to understand my desire to have natural result and also took time to discuss non surgical options and which ones were the best for my skin and facial structure. He is probably a little more expensive than going to a med spa for botox or fillers but there is an artistry involved when your doctor has the training and knowledge of a skilled plastic surgeon. No comparison!"
Treatment is quick and convenient, and there’s little to no downtime in most cases
Results are immediate, so you look noticeably younger when you leave our office
Results last 6 months or longer, making fillers a low-maintenance option to rejuvenate your appearance
Only topical anesthetic is typically required, and there is very little risk of allergic reaction
We’ll Help You Sort Through Your Options
The different filler options can sometimes be overwhelming. Many of them are so similar, so which should you choose? Depending on your unique facial anatomy, what kind of results you would like to achieve and your areas of concern, you may find one filler to be a better fit.
During your one on one consultation with Dr. Ditesheim, we will thoroughly explain all of your available options and help you choose the procedure that is best suited to your cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which injectable is right for me?
Although there are many options for FDA-approved facial fillers on the market, they are formulated slightly differently for injection into specific areas of the face. The best way to know if one brand or type of filler is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our injection experts.
How long do fillers last?
Depending on your body’s processes and specific type of filler used, dermal fillers last around a year or longer.
Do dermal fillers work immediately?
Yes, although it can take a few weeks for fillers to settle within the tissue, meaning your ideal results may take time to achieve.