Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after Plastic Surgeons in Palm Beach for patients who desire facial fillers. These products are very safe, have stood the test of time, and have been used by millions of people. They receive the name “fillers” as they are intended to fill and increase volume in areas of the body that need it to recreate a youthful appearance without surgery. Dr. Rueda is well known for his unique and novel technique for injection that minimizes bruising. He uses a special machine that helps the needle avoid any veins in the face and thereby greatly reduce the chance of bleeding or bruising. Some of the most common uses of fillers include: smooth facial wrinkles, smooth facial folds, lip augmentation, enhance lost facial volume (Plump the skin), and jawline contouring.
WHAT ARE FACIAL FILLERS MADE OF?
The majority of fillers used today are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the body of humans. HA is manufactured synthetically in laboratories and packaged in syringes for application. The HA is modified by a chemical process so it can last longer in the body, but ensuring it can still be broken down with time. Some of the most commonly known fillers are :Restylane, Juvaderm Voluma, Juvaderm Ultra, Juvaderm Ultra Plus, Belotero, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft Restylena Refyn, Restylane Defyne, Juvaderm Volbella.
WHAT IS THE BEST FILLER?
There is no one “better filler” when compared to the others. The decision of which to use depends on the area to be treated and the desired effect. Dr. Rueda recommends patient’s who have never had fillers to begin with HA fillers. Some fillers are made “thicker”, injected deep in the face, and are best to increase the volume or plump in the face. Other fillers are made “thinner”, injected more superficially and are best to treat fine wrinkles and folds. The effect of the fillers lasts until its naturally broken down by the body, usually between 6-9 months.
Restylane Lyft and Voluma are part of the “thicker” fillers and ideal to enhance the facial volume in the area of the cheeks as well as for contouring the jawline. Restylane Silk and Volbella are “thinner” fillers that are ideal for lip augmentation. Other fillers can be used in multiple areas of the body to smooth nasolabial folds, tear trough area, and others.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Good candidates for facial fillers are those who desire improvement of facial folds, wrinkles, and loss of skin plump. Dynamic wrinkles (those caused by muscle movement) do not improve with facial fillers.
There is no specific age that is required to receive cosmetic benefits of facial filler. Most patients seeking treatment are ages 25-75 years old.
Facial fillers are very safe and have been used in millions of procedures. One of the most common minor complications are bruising after the injections; Dr. Rueda minimizes this risk by using a machine that helps see and avoid these internal veins during the injections.
Facial filler injections are office procedures and take about 15-30 minutes to perform. There is no down time or recovery period. Dr. Rueda likes his patients to avoid exercise for 24 hours to avoid migration of the product to other areas.