Cosmetic Facial Wrinkle Fillers
Can One Reverse Facial Signs of Aging?
Facial volume loss is a natural occurring process in both men and women as they age. Rates of volume loss, however, vary depending on weight gain or loss, physical activity, genetics, and medical conditions.
As the natural facial fat pads disappear, volume loss becomes noticeable. This volume Lloss 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 gain and loss.
These fat pads occur naturally, providing lushness to a younger face. Starting in the later teenage years, facial fat pads begin to disappear. This continues throughout life and is one major reasons why one looks older. Wrinkles become more prominent (more noticeable) and features become less distinctive. Cosmetic facial fillers are designed to 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.
There are also other factors which influence the appearance of aging:
Controlled precision injection technique, guided by state of the art digital computer imaging create precision with facial volume injections: (think of Da Vinci robotic controlled precision surgery)
State of the art computer digital imaging software allows Dr.Burke to plan exactly where facial fillers are to be placed, assuring more precise control of the overall outcome.
Combined with advanced injection techniques, and use of a unique blunt tipped cannula technique, bruising and swelling are reduced, 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.
What Cosmetic fillers help correct:
- hollowness around the eyes
- add fullness to thin lips
- balance a face that is out of proportion.
- restore fullness
- 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 also be injected at the same time, boosting the action of fillers. (Some refer 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.
Liquid Facelift (Alternative to a traditional facelift: A.K.A. V-lift)
The Liquid Face Lift (V lift) is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift for those wishing immediate correction while avoiding a surgical procedure. 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.