Cosmetic Facial Wrinkle Fillers
Can One Reverse Facial Signs of Aging?
Men and women lose facial volume as the age. Natural facial fat pads gradually disappear and volume loss becomes noticeable. Loss begins during the teenage years but may not be noticeable until the 20’s or 30’s , depending on factors such as overall health, genetics, weight gainand loss.
These fat pads occur naturally and provide lushness to a younger face. Starting at age 18, the fat pads begin to disappear. This continues throughout life and is a major reason why one looks older. Wrinkles become more prominent (more noticeable) and features become less distinctive. Cosmetic facial fillers subtly restore this volume loss.
This illustration shows the fat pads on a youthful face, a middle aged face, and an elderly face
Dr. Burke uses facial fillers to artistically create a subtle, beautiful, and natural appearance. Overfilling creates a cartoonish appearance which is visually unnatural.
Controlled precision injection technique, guided by state of the art digital computer imaging creates precise facial volume injections: (think of Da Vinci robotic controlled precision surgery)
Dr.Burke uses state of the art computer digital imaging software to plan exactly where facial fillers are to be placed, assuring more precise outcome control. This is combined with advanced injection techniques and use of a unique proprietary blunt tipped cannula technique, reducing bruising and swelling while permitting precision facial sculpting and recontouring. This is as close as one can come to Da Vinci robotic controlled precision facial injection procedures.
What are the Uses for Cosmetic Facial Wrinkle Fillers?
They can be used for anything from smoothing a small wrinkle to evening out a deep furrow. Cosmetic fillers help correct hollowness around the eyes (tear trough), add fullness to thin lips, and balance a
disproportionate face. They restore fullness that is naturally lost as fat diminishes from the face with aging, or to create stronger features such as prominent cheekbones, a more angled jawline, or a more prominent chin.
To maximize natural facial rejuvenation, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) containing your bodies’ own Growth Factors (PRFM) may be injected, boosting the action of fillers. (Some have referred to this as the Vampire lift but that is a misnomer since this is only one part of maintaining a healthy, youthful, natural appearance).
Dr.Burke is a Liquid Facelift Expert and a member of the national P.A.L.E.T.T.E. faculty which trains physicians in use of cosmetic facial fillers including Bellafill® ,Restylane®, Juvederm®, Dysport®, Botox®, Voluma, Volbella, and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
He is the first physician in Ann Arbor to offer Bellafill, providing a more permanent solution with longevity of 5+years, making it the longest lasting FDA approved filler available.
Cost of Facial Fillers: including , Juviderm, Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, Volbella.
With Bellafill, the only FDA approved filler for the treatment of acne scars, Dr.Burke is treats depressed acne scars and provides needed aesthetic facial enhancement including the liquid facelift (V lift) for those suffering from the disfigurement of acne scarring.
The Liquid Face Lift (V lift) is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift for those wishing immediate correction while avoiding surgery. Lost facial volume is replaced, making wrinkles less prominent and features more distinct.
Here is a note written by one of our patients following treatment of lost facial volume:
Bellafill® is a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) collagen filler which provides immediate volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports collagen production in your skin for lasting improvement.
Sculptra® Aesthetic replaces lost facial volume by stimulating your face to make its own collagen. Skin texture and color also improve as your body produces additional growth factors.
Noninvasive skin care treatments such as Dysport®, BOTOX®, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels and laser photorejuvination are often combined to add a more youthful, yet natural effect. They can be scheduled on your lunch hour.
Dr. Burke uses hyaluronic acid fillers for specific facial areas, making recommendations based on your needs determined during the consultation appointment. Considerations include the surface condition of your skin, its overall color and glow, and its underlying volume. Options for hyaluronic acid based fillers include:Restylane® , Juvederm®, Juviderm Ultra Plus, Voluma,and Volbella.The choice of filler is determined at the consultation and depends on the location to be filled and patient goals.
For those preferring the most natural filler – the use of your own fat (lipotransfer) – is an additional option.