Fillers are artificially synthesized materials used for the purpose of softening wrinkles and plumbing areas of the face that have either never had enough volume or have lost volume with age.
There are many different classes, product names, and manufacturers of facial fillers, including Radiesse, Restylane, Collagen and more, and this wide range of products and aggressive marketing campaigns can be confusing to patients.
Like botulinum toxin injections, filler injections are a minimal-to-no downtime procedure that is performed in a single office visit. Results are almost instantaneous and can last over a year for many patients.
At the end of the day, certain facial fillers will work better for certain patients in specific areas of the face, and the best course of action is to talk to an experienced plastic surgeon, and Dr. Shahin Javaheri can help you select the best facial filler for your situation.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss facial fillers in either his San Francisco or Berkeley office, please all 415.923.3800