In a previous article, we discussed the increasing popularity of injections used to fill in various lines and wrinkles on the face. To review, the most common areas we inject filler materials is in the nasolabial folds, the marionette lines (around the mouth), and in the tear trough (groove below the bags under our eyes). The common substances we use are: Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse (please see our previous article for a review of the difference between these products).
Examples of using the injectable filler called Juvederm to fill sagging skin under the eyes. Click on image or thumbnail to advance to the next frame.
With the ever-increasing use of these products, the Dr. Robert H. Sorosky and Dr. Edward H. Park have been expanding the use of injections to various other parts of the body. Fillers are now used in other areas of the face such as in the prejowl area wrinkles around the chin. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have also been using the filler products to restore volume in the cheek to provide a cheek augmentation.
More recently, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have found the use of Restylane or Radiesse in the Inland Empire to be applicable for rhinoplasty patients. Patients who are seeking subtle changes in their nose may be a candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty. For those patients seeking subtle refinements to slight tip asymmetries or to a slight curvature to the bridge of the nose, Restylane or Radiesse is a superb option for to avoid surgical rhinoplasty. Results are attainable within minutes and recovery is not more than a couple days. The procedure is temporary lasting 6 to 12 months or even longer.
Finally, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park are now using Radiesse for hand rejuvenation. People who have noticed aging in their hands now have an option to rejuvenate the appearance of their hands. The back of our hands may lose volume over time creating areas of shallowness between the fingers. These areas can now be filled with Radiesse, and can even be combined with a light chemical peel to tighten the skin and remove discolorations on the back of the hand.
Feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sorosky or Dr. Park to learn more details about the use of Restylane, Radiesse, and Juvederm.