What are injectable fillers made of?
Dr. Beaty uses dermal fillers that are categorized as “natural fillers.” This means they are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is responsible for plumping and firming the skin. Hyaluronic acid does this by binding with nearby water molecules once injected.
Will any injectable fillers provide permanent results?
No. Dermal fillers eventually are absorbed and cannot be a permanent solution to lines, wrinkles, or areas of volume loss. The only permanent solution is a surgical facelift with Dr. Beaty.
Under Eye Filler
Many people benefit from filler in the “tear trough” area under the eyes to treat volume loss or shadowing. It may even help mask pseudoherniated fat in the lower lid, putting off the need for surgery. Dr. Mark Beaty uses Restylane exclusively for this purpose as this filler is less hydrophilic than other hyaluronic acid fillers and therefore provides a more stable correction in this thin-skinned area.
Which under-eye filler is right for me?
Fillers can be very effective for filling the creases under our eyes, also known as tear troughs. Dr. Beaty uses Restylane exclusively for this job. He finds Restylane to have the right balance of firmness and cohesiveness for this area of thin skin. Restylane is somewhat less hydrophilic, meaning it doesn’t attract and bind to as many water molecules as some of the other hyaluronic acid fillers. The results are stable and last for up to two years.
What are the risks for using fillers for under eye areas?
These are very low-risk treatments. Dr. Beaty’s extensive knowledge of facial anatomy as a board-certified facial plastic surgeon ensures you’ll be happy with your results. Also, if you don’t like the look, Restylane can be reversed and neutralized by the injection of an enzyme. Generally, the only side effects are slight swelling at the injection sites and possible light bruising. This passes in a day or two.
Under Eye Filler Treatment
Sculptra is excellent for improving the contours of temporal hollows. Many people have volume loss in this area as they age and Sculptra provides excellent contouring and restoration of youthful volume. This is an area often overlooked in the facial aging process but can make a big difference in the appearance of the upper face!
Midface augmentation replaces volume loss and with the proper use of filler can help provide support for the lower cheeks and nasolabial folds. Voluma and Restylane Lyft are the most commonly used fillers for this purpose.
What are the nasolabial folds? What causes them to form?
You may know them as “smile lines,” but nasolabial folds is the clinical term. They are universal on the human face, but on some people they form more deeply than on others.
What causes Nasolabial Folds to form?
They are caused by sun damage, declining collagen production that is a part of aging, thinning skin (due to that declining collagen production), loss of fat in the area, and smoking. The almost constant movements of our mouths when smiling and the like can deepen these creases
Before & After Midface Augmentation
Nasolabial folds and Marionette Lines
This is the most common area augmented with fillers. It really depends on the needs of the patient as to which filler is best here. Some people have very sharply defined N/L folds, others softer. Since different fillers have varying degrees of G prime (think consistency and stiffness), the best one to use is selected for each patient. At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, we commonly use Juvederm, Restylane, Vollure, and Restylane DeFyne and ReFyne in this area.
Lip enhancement is a popular and powerful aesthetic enhancement. Dr. Beaty prefers Restylane for defining the lip border and Juvederm or the new Restylane Kysse for volume enhancement. Volbella can be useful for short-term lip enhancement and border definition. Some products should be avoided as they can cause clumping and irregularities in the lip.
What is lip augmentation?
Everyone wants to have lips like Angelina Jolie, but few of us do. Dermal fillers have enabled us to have fuller, more defined lips. Filler injections can add volume, provide symmetry between the sides, add definition to the borders, erase the vertical lines known as barcode or smoker’s lines, and generally give you the lips you wish you’ve always had.
Lip Augmentation Procedure
What are the best dermal fillers for lip augmentation?
There are a few options for lip augmentation. Juvéderm Ultra and Restylane Silk were the first two fillers for the lips. Juvéderm added Volbella to deliver more subtle changes, and Restylane added Kysse for a longer-lasting effect.
Dr. Beaty prefers to use Restylane to define the lip border and Juvéderm or Restylane Kysse to add volume.
What Our Patients Have To Say
“Just had a face lift w/Dr. Beaty and I couldn’t be more happy with the results! I live out of state and I just didn’t want anyone else to do my surgery. I’ve been seeing Dr. Beaty for facial injections for over a year and both he and his staff are excellent!”
Jawline enhancement should be performed deeply right over the periosteum, mimicking an implant or an actual change in anatomy. Voluma, Vollure, and Radiesse can all be used effectively here and are long-lasting solutions in these low-mobility areas.
What is the best filler to use for jawline contouring?
At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, we use a different for jawline contouring. Dr. Beaty uses Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Vollure XC, the new Teoxane RHA fillers, and Radiesse. Voluma is typically used for returning volume to the cheeks, while Vollure and Radiesse are excellent for mid-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. All three of these options can be good for jawline contouring, and Dr. Beaty can match the subtle differences between them to your unique needs.
How long will my results last from jawline fillers?
This chin and jawline enhancement will provide results lasting between 15 months to two years. There is some variability between patients due to the exact location of the injections and the person’s individual metabolism.
Injectable rhinoplasty has increased greatly in popularity and can be an effective solution for refinement of the nasal dorsum and tip. Restylane and Juvederm are the most commonly used fillers for this area. Nasal injections are highly technique dependent and complications can be significant so it is especially important to seek a knowledgeable and experienced nasal injector for this procedure.
What can I expect from injectable rhinoplasty?
These treatments can be very satisfying, masking issues such as a bump on the bridge or an overly thin tip, without needing surgery. Patients do need to remember that the effects created by Dr. Beaty are not permanent, however, so they will need to come in for another injection session when the current injected fillers wear off.
Also, these are complicated treatments. The injector needs to have extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the nose and the face in general. That’s where you can rely on the board-certified training and expertise of Dr. Beaty, who also performs surgical rhinoplasty
Am I a candidate for injectable rhinoplasty?
Anyone seeking to provide subtle changes to their nose is a good candidate for injectable rhinoplasty. Dr. Beaty uses Restylane and Juvéderm XC for these procedures. While he cannot make the sort of dramatic changes that he can with the surgical rhinoplasties he performs, fillers can be great for refining the bridge and the tip.
We often have patients who are interested in nose surgery with Dr. Beaty use filler injections to, in effect, demo the procedure. Because the results gained with filler injections are not permanent and can be reversed with the injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase, patients can try out different changes to see if they like them.
Do you need a series of injection sessions for wrinkle reduction?
These are single treatments. Dermal fillers provide instant results, both directly and by binding with nearby water molecules and returning volume to the area they are injected. The duration of effect for each filler is somewhat different, so when your body eventually absorbs the filler, you’ll need to schedule another session with Dr. Beaty.
Can I fill deep wrinkles or creases with dermal fillers?
Juvéderm Vollure XC and Restylane Defyne and Teoxane RHA 4 are all designed for deeper lines and creases, such as nasolabial folds.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about our Injectable Fillers, call us at 770-753-0053 to schedule a consultation. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to serve Alpharetta, Atlanta, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.