Filler Injections in Asheville
Smooth facial wrinkles & restore youthful volume
With instant results, quick treatment, and an excellent safety profile, injectable fillers are a popular option among women and men in Asheville who want to refine facial features. If you are bothered by creases around your nose or mouth or a thinning appearance to your cheeks or lips, dermal fillers injections can help you take a few years off your appearance and enjoy a boost in confidence.
How fillers work to rejuvenate your appearance
As we age, facial tissues begin to lose volume. At the same time, skin gradually loses elasticity, so it cannot always contract to adapt to thinning tissues, leading to wrinkles, facial folds, and other signs of aging.
Dermal fillers are injected into specific areas of the face to restore youthful volume and smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Unlike BOTOX, which relaxes facial muscles to keep your face from forming certain wrinkles, fillers sit beneath the skin to smooth out creases that are evident even when your face is at rest.
The effects are temporary, lasting between 6 months and 2 years depending on the product. No downtime is needed, and side effects such as mild bruising, swelling, or redness are usually mild and last for only a few days. Each variety of filler has unique properties, which makes certain products better suited to particular patient needs and goals.
Dr. Conway offers the following FDA approved filler options in Asheville:
One of our more frequently requested fillers is Juvéderm. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally exists in the body. It has a smooth, gel-like consistency. Juvéderm can be injected safely beneath the skin in the face or hands, and a skilled, experienced provider can achieve naturally pleasing results that do not look like anything has been “done.” The smoothing effects are noticeable immediately after treatment and typically last 6 to 12 months.
Depending on your needs and goals, Juvéderm can be an excellent option to address many common signs of aging:
- Vertical lip lines
- Laugh lines
- Nasolabial folds (creases around the nose and mouth)
Juvéderm® VOLUMA XC
Aging around the mid-face can cause cheeks to look flat or “hollow,” which can contribute to a fatigued or dull appearance. VOLUMA XC is a variation of Juvéderm that contains a thicker formula of hyaluronic acid. This allows VOLUMA XC to be injected a little more deeply beneath the skin, where it can provide a slight “lift” to aging cheeks. The effects can last up to 2 years, making VOLUMA XC an excellent option for patients to refresh their appearance without surgery if they are just beginning to notice aging in the mid-face.
Another hyaluronic acid filler Dr. Conway’s patients like is Restylane. It works very similarly to Juvéderm, but has a slightly different consistency. Dr. Conway will help you understand which product might offer you the most satisfying results. Restylane is also FDA approved for lip augmentation and can provide very natural-looking results for those who would like fuller lips but prefer a temporary solution. Restylane lasts 6 to 12 months and can help patients address a number of concerns, including:
- Moderate to severe folds around the nose and mouth
- Vertical lip lines
- Lines on the corner of the mouth
- Lips that appear too thin
Radiesse is a little different than the other fillers we offer. It is made from particles of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite, which are suspended in a gel. While the gel helps to immediately smooth out facial wrinkles, the calcium hydroxylapatite particles incorporate into the skin, where they stimulate natural collagen production. Over time, your body safely absorbs the Radiesse, but since your skin has produced additional collagen, the firmer, smoother skin appearance lasts for many more months. On average, the effects of Radiesse tend to last more than 1 year.
Would you like to learn more about any of these fillers? If so, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Conway. He will listen to you and help you understand how fillers might help you address your concerns.