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Facial Injectibles Q&A on Hyaluronic Acid & Poly-L-Lactic Fillers

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Non-Surgical Treatment Articles

If you are interested in facial injectibles but don’t know a lot about fillers, we have a great set of Q&As to help breakdown the important details for you. In this list, we cover all the important questions and answers for Hyaluronic Acid and Poly-L-Lactic facial fillers.

Top 13: Injectible Q&A’s

What filler is best for me if I’ve lost fullness in my cheeks?

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are the most common filler and are made up of a larger sugar molecule that’s naturally found in your skin. If you’re looking to add volume or correct hollowing of your cheeks, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, or Revance RHA are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers that are a great choice for you.

What do Hyaluronic Acid Fillers do?

These fillers are made to restore volume loss, lift tissue, and create contour for the face and body. Fillers are made with multiple degrees of cross-linking allowing for a variety of options for patients. Some fillers are flexible to provide for natural movement such as in the lips, around the mouth, and in the smile lines. Other injectibles allow for support and lifting of tissue such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, and chin. Our practice carries the 3 brands of hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, and Revance RHA) to meet the needs of our diverse patients.

How long do Hyaluronic Fillers last?

Expect Hyaluronic Fillers to last 6-12 months or more depending on the type of correction desired. Hyaluronic acid fillers are slowly broken down by the body over time.

I am not ready for a facelift, what can fillers do for me?

For a face that needs volume correction, we recommend the full liquid facelift with Hyaluronic acid fillers or consider Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers. The particles in Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers are synthetic and spread under the skin to stimulate your body’s own fibroblasts to produce more collagen. This facial injectible is ideal for patients in their 30s-50s looking to maintain or rebuild their natural collagen.

What do Poly-L-Lactic Fillers do?

This filler, while not immediately seen (it takes several months to start seeing results) is well worth the wait. Sculptra, the most well-known filler in this category was created to counteract full facial volume loss. Sculptra can be injected into multiple areas like the temples, facial hollows, smile lines, and along the jaw. Sculptra can also be used on areas of the body like the neckline to reduce crepey skin, the butt for a Brazilian Butt Lift, and hip area to treat Hip Dip.

How do Poly-L-Lactic Fillers work?

Over months, your own collagen builds up around Sculptra to create natural-looking fullness.
An extra perk of this filler is a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture due to the extra collagen production.

What is the difference between Hyaluronic Acid Fillers and Poly-L-Lactic Fillers?

Poly-L-Lactic Fillers stimulate collagen over time while Hyaluronic Acid Fillers add instant volume.

What do I need to know before I get facial filler injections?

The most important thing you can do to set yourself up for a positive result is to choose an experienced Certified PA or Nurse Injector practicing in a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon’s office. Ask about the injector’s qualifications and training and how often they inject patients and what their level of experience is with the specific treatment you want to get done.

How do I know how much facial filler I need?

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Mallory or Jenn, our Expert Injectors. During your consultation, you can discuss your areas of concern and budget. Your treatment plan is one that works for you. Our injectors take a gradual approach to facial fillers, so you can reach your goals as agreed upon by you both you and your injector during your consultation.

What can I do for wrinkles around my eyes?

Toxins, like Botox and Dysport, can soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and in the frown line area.

What are Injectible toxins?

Botox (and other forms of botulinum toxin) is a synthetic protein that’s injected into the muscle to stop it from moving.

Will reducing my facial movement smooth my skin?

Repeated muscle contractions eventual crease the skin, like a frown line between your brows or lines across your forehead. Reducing those movements can help soften the lines you already have and may prevent wrinkles before they form.

I don’t want to look frozen. If I get Botox injections, will I be able to move my face?

An experienced Nurse or PA Injector will be well educated in the anatomy of the face and can select the correct dose of Botox or Dysport for you depending on the result you desire.

Next Steps for Trying Facial Injectibles

Are you ready to try out facial injectibles? Call 678-566-7200 to schedule your consultation with our expert injectors at our Medical Spas in Midtown Atlanta or Alpharetta.

 

 

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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