Recently, I saw a patient in my Naples plastic surgery office wanting to smooth subtle fine lines around the lips. I had actually seen this same patient over 8 years ago, when she presented with the same concern. At the time, I advised the patient against using filler in this area. Eight years ago, the fillers on the market were not well suited to address this concern. There was the chance the lip could look too “puffy” or “full” when enough filler was used to address this area. How things change in eight years!
Just recently, we only had two fillers to choose from: Restylane ® and Juvederm®. They both were mainly used to smooth lines of the lower face. Filler options have expanded significantly over the last several years. Now, our practice offers over 10 different fillers to address different concerns. We now have fillers designed and FDA-cleared for each area of the face, from the cheeks, to the lips, to those pesky lip lines. Using injectable fillers is a combination of art and science and choosing the appropriate “paintbrush” to use for each area of the face is critical to achieving beautiful results.
Restylane® and Allergan have both introduced new fillers in the last few months designed to meet specific needs and have extended durations.
Restylane® Refyne and Defyne are next generation hyaluronic acid fillers designed to support your skin while restoring a youthful appearance. They are specifically designed to soften laugh lines, while maintaining natural facial expressions. I particularly like Restylane® Refyne for the cheek lines that form with smiling and expression. It integrates in to the tissue and provides a natural, subtle smoothing of these wrinkles.
Formulated with the same Vycross® technology as Juvederm® Voluma, Juvederm® Vollure softens parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The results have been shown to last up to 18 months!
1 syringe of Juvederm® Vollure
While having so many options allows us to tailor a treatment plan to a patient’s specific needs, it can be confusing for patients to wade through the many available filler options. That’s where we come in! You can trust our expertise to choose the best product for your needs. Dr. Hasen and Brandie both have extensive experience with fillers and even train other providers. We offer complimentary injectable consultations to customize a plan to address your specific concerns in a natural, youthful, and beautiful way!