Face Procedures

Wrinkle Fillers

About

 

Patients come to Dr. O’Neill for wrinkle fillers for more than just a more youthful, radiant appearance. Fillers can be used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

Unlike the BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, which temporarily paralyzes tiny muscles in the face, releasing tension that causes lines, fillers replace lost volume. Wrinkle fillers may provide a longer-lasting result depending upon the product used.

How It Works

 

A pharmaceutical filler substance of your own fat is injected below the skin to fill out empty areas and creases, or give volume to lips and backs of the hands. Fat is usually procured from the inner thigh areas or abdomen.

Swelling should dissipate in 2-5 days, or 1-2 weeks with fat injections. This procedure produces temporary results, lasting a few months to several years or more, based on the filler used, treatment site and individual patient factors. Some products may be permanent.

*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.

Benefits

 

If you would like to restore facial contours, or reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases, cosmetic Wrinkle fillers may be right for you. Injectable facial fillers can:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars

Fillers Offered

 

Dr. O’Neill currently offers Sculptra, Radiesse, Restylane® and Juvederm™ Injectable Gel wrinkle filler products. Each product offers unique benefits.

Juvederm™ is an injectable gel derived from hyaluronic acid- a naturally occurring substance in skin. The gel instantly restores lost volume, smoothing even deeper creases, like “smile lines.”

Juvederm VOLUMA is a product used to go beyond the filling of fine lines. It provides volume in specific areas, like in the cheeks and chin.

Restylane® provides a smoother, more youthful appearance for up to six months, and can be repeated as necessary.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is indicated for the correction of shallow to deep fold lines and other fine lines and wrinkles. It gradually replaces collagen lost to the aging process.

RADIESSE® is a manufactured dermal filler used to add volume to the skin, filling in wrinkles and folds for a smoother appearance.

Complications

 

As with any procedure, there are risks of complication. Dr. O’Neill will discuss your personal medical history and any risk factors you might face. Carefully following pre and post procedural instructions is the best way to avoid complications.

Downtime

 

Depending upon the product used in your procedure and the extent of the area treated, bruising and swelling can appear for a week to ten days. Normal activity can be resumed in 24-48 hours. With fat-based filler injections, the downtime may be longer.

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE IN CHARLESTON, SC

 

To learn more about the non-invasive and non-ablative anti-aging procedures available to Charleston residents, visit our aesthetic services page. We offer many non-surgical options to keep our patients looking as young as they feel! Contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery online or call us at (843) 881-2130 to make your appointment.