What Are Cosmetic Facial Fillers?

Cosmetic facial fillers are injectable substances that restore facial contours and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. We offer injection therapy with both manufactured injectables and fat grafting. The process differs slightly for both, but using one facial filler over the other can be beneficial depending on your unique needs. Facial fillers are commonly used on the face and other parts of the body in order to:

  • Plump lips
  • Enhance Shallow Contours
  • Soften Creases
  • Soften Wrinkles
  • Reduce Recessed Scars


Fat Grafting

With fat grafting, your own fat is taken from an area of your body using liposuction. Fat is typically taken from the inner thigh or abdomen. The fat is injected below the skin surface to fill hollow areas and creases or plump the lips and back of the hands. Facial fillers with fat grafting are a long-lasting solution to these problems. This type of facial filler brings a natural feel due to the utilization of your own fat tissue.

Manufactured Facial Fillers

Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvaderm Ultra XC, Juvaderm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Sculptra, and RADIESSE injectables are all carried in our Charleston plastic surgery clinic. The pharmaceutical filler gels are injected under the skin to restore volume and reduce lines. Pharmaceutical fillers are temporary, lasting a few months to multiple years depending on the type of injectable.

Appointments Available in Charleston, SC

If you’re interested in learning how our cosmetic facial fillers can improve your look, fight the signs of aging, and improve your confidence, call us today! Schedule an appointment to meet with our team of cosmetic experts to talk through your best options, cosmetic goals, and long-lasting results. Visit our plastic surgery clinic in Charleston, South Carolina on Daniel Island. Call 843-881-2130 or contact us online now.


A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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