What are injectable fillers?
Clareo offers the Juvéderm® family of injectable fillers are used most often to soften lines or creases around the mouth, enhance the cheeks, or make the lips fuller. The filler lasts one to two years depending on the location of the injection. Juvéderm® products are hyaluronic acid that vary in their cross-linking and viscosity and each has specific applications.
We also offer Sculptra® Aesthetic a long-lasting dermal filler in Boston that not only enhances facial volume, but also helps your skin produce more youthful collagen cells. Sculptra® stimulates your natural collagen so that your skin looks and behaves like young skin.
Like many hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra® restores lost volume in the cheeks and other areas of the face affected by atrophy or facial hollowing. However, Sculptra® is not made from hyaluronic acid. Sculptra® is comprised of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. This substance has been used for years in dissolvable stitches and can be safely absorbed by the body. Therefore, most people who have Sculptra® do not require any kind of allergy testing.
Sculptra® is an excellent dermal filler option for anyone who wants to boost their own collagen production while achieving very natural looking results. Sculptra® is used to lessen the appearance of facial creases, such as smile lines around the mouth, and is also very effective for increasing facial volume for more youthful contours.
A series of 3 Sculptra® treatments performed over the course of 3 to 4 months is recommended for best results. The effects of Sculptra® can last 2 years or more. Your results will appear gradually and improve with each treatment. This results in subtle, natural-looking enhancements.
Who is a candidate for injectable fillers?
Anyone in good health who is bothered by lines or creases around the mouth or would like fuller cheeks or lips may be a candidate for injectable fillers. Patients with a history of easy bleeding should discuss this with their doctor prior to receiving injections. Also inform Clareo staff about any medications and over the counter products you take, including blood thinners, aspirin, or ibuprofen.
Benefits of injectable fillers
- Safe correction of lines and creases of the face
- Safe way to make lips or cheeks more full
- In office procedure
- Results last 12 to 24 months
- No downtime; bruising rare
- Confidence that you look your best
Recovery and results
Clareo staff injects fillers in our offices after applying ice to the area to be treated. The fillers have Novocain mixed into them to minimize any discomfort from the injections. You will see the results immediately. Some swelling after the injection is to be expected and you should apply a cold compress frequently to the area for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Your results will last 12 to 24 months depending on the area treated and the filler used.