Although we may not want too much of it on our thighs or abdominal area, fat does have a place. A certain amount of fullness is required for a wrinkle-free, youthful appearance. As we age, folds and wrinkles begin to emerge in some places, while other areas lose volume, creating a worn, aged appearance. Our Littleton and Denver patients have found that cosmetic fillers are an effective, nonsurgical way to combat the effects of time by reducing lines and adding volume.
If facial wrinkles or diminished facial volume is making you look older than you feel, cosmetic fillers may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. To learn if cosmetic fillers can help you turn back the clock, contact The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care today at (720) 501-6500. Our Highlands Ranch facility serves patients from all over Colorado and throughout the nation.
What Are Cosmetic Fillers?
Cosmetic fillers are injectable materials which consist of biologically-derived, biocompatible substances. Cosmetic fillers correct two symptoms of facial aging: volume loss and wrinkles. Cosmetic injectable fillers are used to:
- Reduce lines around the mouth
- Fill hollows beneath the eyes
- Plump flat, thin lips
- Augment a small or receding chin
- Accentuate cheek bones
Fillers are not permanent solutions, and many consider their temporary nature a benefit when exploring different aesthetic options. It is important to discuss the details of your treatment with the expert staff at The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care.
At The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, we commonly use three different kinds of fillers, Restylane, Juvederm XC and Radiesse.
Juvederm is a smooth gel made from a hyaluronic acid. Naturally found in the joints, eyes, skin and elsewhere, hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases gradually with age and contributes to the skin’s inability to retain moisture as it once did. Since it is a natural ingredient, it is absorbed fairly rapidly by the body. Juvederm is commonly used for lip augmentation, facial folds, and hollows under the eyes.
Radiesse is a composite filler comprising materials that are highly friendly to the body. It encourages collagen production and has a longer lifespan than most other fillers. Radiesse is used for chin and cheek augmentation and results can last for up to two years. Depending on your unique situation, Radiesse may not always be the most appropriate solution for your needs. It is important to discuss your options with Dr. Zwiebel.
Somewhat similar to Juvederm, Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid. HA is biocompatible and naturally found in all living organisms. Following your injection, Restylane instantly adds volume in the following areas:
- Upper and lower lip
- Creases at the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines, which extend downward from the edges of your mouth
- Laugh lines that extend from your nose to corners of your mouth
These effects provide a natural-looking result, restoring your youthful beauty.
Why Choose The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care?
During your initial visit, our skin care expert will spend time with you, carefully discuss your goals and recommending the best solution options to meet your needs. You will receive a customized treatment plan, customized just for you.
If you live in Denver and would like to learn more about cosmetic fillers, contact The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care today by completing the form on this page or by calling (720) 501-6500 to schedule your initial visit. We welcome patients from Highlands Ranch and Littleton, Colorado, as well as patients from nearby states and overseas.