Injectable wrinkle fillers have become a popular treatment in recent years as a temporary, noninvasive procedure to smooth and lift facial lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City offers several different brands of dermal fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Bellafill, and Sculptra), plus fat transfers that can be used to treat mild to moderate lines, folds, wrinkles, and creases in the face for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin will perform a thorough consultation and evaluation before every patient's treatment to determine the best brand of injectable filler to meet the patient's needs, concerns, and cosmetic goals.
Injectable Fillers Reviews
"Dr. Nuveen did a tummy tuck, breast lift, and augmentation for me. I was VERY nervous because it is a big surgery and there are always risks. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable, the surgery went very well, and I have been happy with the decision to have it done from the very beginning. I love the staff (all of them!), they feel more like friends than anything-could not have hoped for a better experience. Jessica, who does the aesthetic injectables, is an artist! It takes a huge amount of trust to allow someone to work on the face, since it is what we present to the world everyday; I wouldn't go to anyone but Jessica for that! Her expertise and understanding of what will work best to bring our best is like no other!"- L.S. / Google / Mar 07, 2015
"Dr. Courtney Caplin is the best. My experience with her is one I treasure. I have been getting Botox for years, but her approach was perfect. I feel more confident about my looks after visiting Dr. Caplin. I've never been a fan of fillers, but I am in love with my cheekbones and lips. Plus, I feel like it looks natural. No duck face here. She is about quality, not quantity. I can't recommend her enough."- C.F. / Google / Jul 28, 2016
"Had a fantastic experience. Dr Nuveen is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and was kind enough to take the time to talk through everything with me at my appointment. After a miscommunication with the staff, he also took the courtesy to call me personally and apologize. He went above and beyond my expectations... and my fillers look spectacular! Would highly recommend."- R.B. / Google / Jan 28, 2017
"I got lip fillers here and it was an awesome experience. Dr. Caplin did the procedure and did an amazing job. The whole staff was awesome as well, Lita was the best. I definitly recommend coming here for any procedure."- N.M. / Google / Feb 05, 2018
"I absolutely loved my experience with cosmetic surgery affiliates. I had a breast augmentation last year. From day one I felt Dr. Nuveen was knowledgeable, attention oriented, patient and I felt very comfortable. We discussed options in length and I never felt rushed. I love the finished product & it was exactly what I wanted. I'm very impressed with their injectables and Dr. Chaplin. I would recommend them to everyone."- M.R. / Google / Mar 09, 2018
Types of Derma Fillers
Technological advances have made it possible to manufacture a variety of fillers. Most fillers are derived from natural substances (such as collagen) while others are artificially produced. The patient’s skin condition and aesthetic goals will decide which type of filler will be best to use.
Fat transfer is the harvesting of excess fat from a donor site on the patient’s body. The fat is extracted using liposuction. These fat tissues are then purified and reinjected gradually into an area of skin with layering precision. The doctor will massage the skin and ensure that the intended contour is achieved. The body naturally absorbs fat and the results often last up to 6 months.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in human and animals. Skin, bone, cartilage and teeth are rich in collagen. These are harvested and converted into a sterilized liquid form and used as a derma filler. It is a popular filler for lip augmentation procedures. Some collage is derived from animals. Patients using a derma filler of this nature will require allergy testing ahead of the procedure to ensure that they will not have any complications.
Usually found in the bones and teeth of humans, calcium hydroxyapatite is also harvested and processed to use as a liquid filler. It is considered as one of the heavier substances and ideal in adding volume to deep creases. This particular filler product usually lasts longer than some of the others on the market.
Hyaluronic acid is another substance that is sourced from humans. Rich deposits of this substance are commonly found in ligaments and connective tissues. As with other natural substances, when used as a derma filler, the results are natural and effective, but they are not long lasting as the body reabsorbs the solution over time.
Polylactic acid is an artificial substance. When injected, it doesn’t just add volume underneath the skin, but it also triggers the production of collagen, which helps in skin renewal. The contours will be visible immediately and the skin quality will be evident after several months. This filler can last up to a year or longer for most patients.
This is a popular derma filler as it lasts longer compared to fillers that are made only from natural substances. PMMA is a hybrid of microspheres mixed with a collagen solution. The result is a more solid, heavy filler that works well for deep creases and for reconstructive purposes when a good amount of tissue is absent. This filler is considered semi-permanent, meaning it has the potential to last for several years or longer.
During/After the Procedure
Injectable fillers are performed in the doctor’s office with the use of local anesthetic creams if necessary. Almost pain-free, the patient will only feel a prick from the injection. The substance will be injected gradually in even layers to make sure a natural looking result and contour is achieved. Sometimes, it may take more than one full syringe depending on how much volume is needed. There may be slight swelling, bruising and redness on the treated area but this usually subsides after a few days. Patients will be able to return to a normal routine a few hours after treatment.
The cost for an injectable filler treatment varies per full syringe. Some treatments may require more than one syringe in a specific target area. In addition, there may be several target areas per session. Fees range from $675 to $1,500 per session.
**Fee's that are posted are subject to change. No doctor/patient relationship is established until exam. Consent in perpetuity until canceled in writing.
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Injectable Filler FAQs
How Safe Is It?
All derma fillers are FDA approved, meaning they have passed comprehensive testing to prove that the product is safe and effective to use. The majority of fillers are made with a natural substance so if the result is not as the patient desired, the good advantage is that the filler, at some point, will be reabsorbed by the body, and the results are temporary.
Do I Need Reinjection?
Most likely. Natural fillers are absorbed by the body in an average of 6 months to 12 months. When this happens, there will be a loss of volume similar to the condition prior to treatment. Reinjection is recommended to maintain the desired results. Some patients find this high maintenance but feel its worth the natural feel of their cosmetic treatment.
Is BOTOX Better?
The benefit between a BOTOX injection and a derma filler is weighed with the patient’s skin condition. BOTOX is a muscle relaxant that temporarily paralyzes muscles underneath the skin preventing them from contracting, which causes wrinkles. This results in smoother skin and significant decrease with wrinkles. However, if the patient also has loose skin and/or hollow contours, volume may also be an issue and this is when a derma fillers works best. Today, a large majority of patients intermix the use of BOTOX with an injectable filler. Some include other treatments such as chemical peels and laser treatments, which essentially provides the patient with a “liquid facelift.”
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