Injectable Fillers

As you age, your skin changes. For example, it reduces production of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time the loss of HA in your skin results in facial wrinkles and folds, like those “parentheses” lines around your mouth.

Injectable gel replaces the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.

How do injectable gels Work?

While some fillers on the market have a more granular consistency, injectable gels are smooth-consistency HA gels. This is due to their innovative manufacturing process that provides the smooth gel properties as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up over time and lasts longer. That’s why Juvederm™ injectable gel is the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year.

What are the risks with injectable gels?

By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Han and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

The most common side effects at the injection site are temporary and include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain/tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Lumps/bumps
  • Bruising

Exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and extreme cold weather should be minimized until any initial swelling and redness have resolved.

How is injectable gel treatment preformed?

Wrinkle correction with injectable gel is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results and no downtime. The doctor eases the gel under your skin, instantly smoothing out wrinkles and folds on your face. You will see a difference immediately.

What should I know about my results?

After the procedure many patients report that injectable gel provides them with a “natural and refreshed” look. Injectable gel dermal fillers deliver sustained results for 6 to12 months depending on which filler is chosen.

Which filler should I use?

Only a consultation with Dr. Han can determine which filler best serves your needs. It is primarily determined based on efficacy, duration, needs and cost. In our practice we use: