Everyone knows that wrinkles are a sign of aging. But not everyone realizes that in addition to wrinkles, loss of facial volume can age your appearance. Facial fillers (VOLUMA®, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane®) are safe and natural cosmetic treatments that instantly restore volume and fullness to the face to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
As we age, our skin loses it's elasticity and moisture. This normal aging process, as well as environmental factors like sun damage, cause facial lines, wrinkles, and folds to set in. Additionally, collagen begins to break down and volume loss can make the face look hollow or sunken. Dr. Jimmy Firouz is a double board certified plastic surgeon with renowned expertise in non-surgical facial rejuvenation with injectable fillers. He creates beautiful and natural looking results for his patients by enhancing lost definition and revolumizing the face with fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm and Restylane.
What Are Injectable Fillers Used For?
Today, there are a variety of different brands of injectable fillers. Restylane, Voluma, and Juvederm are all hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, which are made out of a molecule naturally found in our skin. The different brands of fillers have different concentrations of the product (ie Restylane is a firmer consistency, where as Juvederm has a softer consistency). Dr. Firouz takes these characteristics of the fillers in to mind when deciding which filler is best for your particular needs. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be placed almost anywhere on the face, when performed by an expert injector, like Dr. Firouz. Fillers can be used for the following:
- Reduce smile lines (parentheses lines)
- Smooth marionette lines
- Restore cheek definition
- Contour cheeks
- Plump lips
- Reduce under eye bags or hollows
- Improve hollow temples
- Create facial symmetry
If you are experiencing any of these age-related issues and want to learn more about how to restore your youthful appearance, call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Firouz today - 310.274.4321!
Voluma is the newest injectable hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the FDA. It instantly enhances lost volume in the cheek area that had been lost to the effects of aging. Dr. Firouz artistically places the Voluma so that it creates a beautiful and natural looking cheek contour. Unlike Juvederm and Restylane that only last up to 1 year, Voluma can last for up to 2 years.
Dr. Firouz injects the Voluma under the skin using a fine needle. It instantly adds just enough volume to gently lift the cheek area. Patients who have had Voluma injections with Dr. Firouz have been incredibly happy with their youthful results!
Juvederm is a non-surgical filler treatment used to instantly smooth away lines and wrinkles. It is the softest consistency of hyaluronic acid filler, making it a great treatment for lip enhancement and to restore fullness around the nose and mid-face including: lip borders, thinning lips, corners of the mouth, nasolabial folds (deep folds on the sides of the mouth), and marionette lines.
Restylane® is a safe injectable hyaluronic acid filler used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and hollows. Dr. Firouz most commonly uses Restylane under the eyes (or tear troughs) to treat under eye hollows. The results after Restylane for under eyes are seen immediately.
The under eye area is incredibly delicate, as your under eyelid skin is very thin. It is very important to seek out an expert, like Dr. Firouz, to perform Restylane injections under the eyes to ensure you receive the best results possible.
What to Expect After Your Filler Treatment
Results from filler treatments will be seen immediately after your appointment with Dr. Firouz. However, keep in mind that you may experience some swelling and bruising for a few days after the treatment. Dr. Firouz will explain exactly what you can expect in the couple of days following your filler treatment during your consultation. To aid in the recovery process, we ask our patients to avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements prior to treatment because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
If you are interested in learning more about injectable fillers, please call 310-274-4321 to schedule your consultation with Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz today.