Facial fillers

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. 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: smoothen facial wrinkles, smoothen facial folds, lip augmentation, enhance lost facial volume (Plump the skin), and jawline contouring.

What can fillers correct

FACIAL WRINKLES AND FOLDS

These substances help soften facial wrinkles and creases by injecting volume underneath them. This works well for almost all facial wrinkles, in particular the nasolabial and labiomental folds to create a youthful appearence

LOSS OF FACIAL VOLUME

Aging causes loss of facial fat and volume. Fillers replace the loss of fat and volume to restore a full and young appearance. Loss of cheek fullness is very common, and is one of the main reasons to undergo filler injections.

THIN LIPS

Thin lips are very commonly found in aging men and woman. Fillers can restore the lip volume in the upper and lower lip to create a youthful appearance to the lower face.

SUNKEN LOWER EYELIDS

Aging can cause sinking and thinning of the inner lower eyelid area, also known as the tear trough. Fillers can be used to restore the volume in this region and rejuvenate the lower eyelids.

WEAK JAW OR JOWLS

Fillers can be used to contour the lower jaw and create a refined youthful appearance to the lower face. Although fillers do not directly treat the cause of jowls, they can be used to soften their appearance.

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. 

HOW MUCH FILLER DO I NEED?

The amount of filler needed depends on the desired effect and the area to be treated. Most patient’s are able to achieve their results in an single session of filler application. Very small amounts can create dramatic changes in the face. Dr. Rueda does not believe in standard doses and performs a careful analysis of each patient’s goals and anatomy. The dose is fine tuned until the patient achieves their desired outcomes; however this requires incredible precision and technical skills.

ARE THERE ANY FILLERS THAT ARE NOT HYALURONIC ACID?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers have become the most popular, however, there are alternatives. The most common known alternatives are Radiesse and Sculptra. Radiesse is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres that are injected in the deep tissues, similar to HA fillers. The main difference when compared to HA fillers is that it lasts usually at least a year. Sculptra, a less commonly used filler, is comprised of Poly-Lactic-Acid; its effects can lasts 2-3 years after a series of treatments is complete.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

Injections with filler are performed in the office. There is no recovery period after these injections and most activities are resumed immediately. The results are immediately apparent after injection.

There is no downtime with injections of filler! Patients are asked to abstain from exercise and laying down for 24 hours to prevent migration of the substance.

The cost of fillers varies from patient to patient depending on the type of substance, amount needed, and areas treated. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for facial filler

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for facial fillers. Dr. Rueda is well known for his unique and novel technique for injection that minimizes bruising. His technique incorporates a special machine that helps the needle avoid any veins in the face and thereby greatly reduce the chance of bleeding or bruising after injection. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in cosmetic injectables and facial anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles on injectable fillers and cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best facial filler Palm Beach can offer.

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.