Filler injections are a widely accepted method of reducing unsightly wrinkles and fine lines – in the forehead, between the eyebrows and crows feet area. It can also be used to smooth the muscular bands in the neck. A more recent use of these injections is to soften a square jaw, sometimes referred to as a jaw reduction, to achieve a more heart-shaped face.
The active ingredient in common injections interferes with the nerve impulse to the muscle to relax and smooth the skin. If the wrinkles are very deep, Dr. MacPhee may recommend a follow-up filler treatment to achieve the best results.
These injections lasts about four months and can be repeated as often as needed to maintain the desired appearance.
While many types of facilities can now administer filler injections, a skilled plastic surgeon has been trained to avoid undesirable outcomes. The placement of the injections is critical to ensure that the facial muscles are not negatively affected.
As we age, not only does our skin loose its natural elasticity, but even our soft tissue can subtly recede, leaving a more wrinkled and flattened version of our youthful self. Thankfully, many injectable dermal fillers are now available that create fuller lips and plump up areas around the mouth where wrinkles have begun to appear.
Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, adds volume to the lips, while Restylane and Juvederm work to soften deep laugh lines around the mouth.
Dr. MacPhee will provide consultation, explaining the pros and cons of each option and recommending the best treatment plan to meet your goals.
Dark circles under the eyes and loss of volume in our facial soft tissue are sure signs of aging. Surgery was once the only remedy, but today injectable dermal fillers are being used to rejuvenate and restore a youthful appearance.
By adding volume to the cheeks, lower eyelids and tear trough area, the skin is filled out and lifted. This can noticeably restore the fullness in the cheeks and reduce the dark circles and lines around the eyes.
Many factors determine the best course of treatment for the cheeks and lower eyelids – the translucency of the skin, the amount of fatty tissue that exists, the depth of the tear trough and the shape of the lower lid. Depending on the patient’s baseline condition and goals, Dr. MacPhee will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is perfectly suited for your needs.
Dr. MacPhee uses a variety of hyaluronic acid-based and collegen-stimulating injectables, including Perlane, Sculptra and Juvederm. These range in price and duration of results.