Our patients have several options if they want to reduce and change the signs of aging of their face. Dr. Ochs offers a wide variety of injectible fillers to choose from. Injectible fillers are a solution to lines and wrinkles in the face.
Though everyone develops wrinkles or loses soft tissue as they grow older, you can proactively reduce the appearance of old age with the help of Ochs Dermatology. Our practice in San Antonio offers many procedures to help tighten wrinkles and replace damage done by soft tissue atrophy.
Common areas treated for soft tissue loss include the lips, cheeks, and under the eyes. Placement of a cosmetic filler can easily fix these troublesome areas.
Cosmetic fillers are the effective, affordable, and long-lasting solution to your aging woes. They only take a few minutes to perform and have no recovery time. Imagine, coming in for a consultation then leaving with a solution! Ochs Dermatology can make it happen.
Restylane is a safe, natural dermal filler that helps to restore volume, sculpt lips and lift wrinkles and depressions within the skin with minimal risk and downtime. Restylane is a synthetic gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a normal component of the skin that acts to restore volume and draw in water.
Restylane is injected within the skin to fill in depressions such as wrinkles or fold and leaves the skin looking more smooth and youthful. Restylane injections have also been shown to stimulate the production of collegen fibers within the skin after repeated treatment thus allowing for a more long lasting rejuvenation. Restylane is synthetic and therefore does not require skin testing prior to treatment. It lasts anywhere from 4-9 months or more depending upon the location injected and the characteristics of the individual patient’s skin.
Restylane is commonly injected into the lips, mouth corners, nasolabial folds (smile lines), cheeks, chin, under the eyes. Restylane can be used for fuller, more voluptuous lips or simply to redefine the lip margin.
Perlane is made by the same manufacturer as Restylane and simply contains a larger particle size of hyaluronic acid. This filler is used for deeper, more etched lines of the face.
Perlane is also a very safe injectable product that can be combined with Restylane or other fillers or Botox for improved appearance. Each patient is personally evaluated to determine which filler or combination of filler products will give them the best, most natural and long-lasting effect.
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel replaces the (HA) hyaluronic acid your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. A breakthough in (HA) dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM™ is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to a year! The uses for Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are very similar to Restylane and Perlane. The right product for you, will be determined at consultation.
What makes JUVÉDERM® different?
While other HA fillers on the market have a more granular consistency, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first smooth-consistency HA gel. This is due to an innovative manufacturing process called HYLACROSS™ technology HYLACROSS™ gives JUVÉDERM® its unique smooth-gel properties as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up overtime. JUVÉDERM® has a softer consistency than Restylane® and is very effective for lip definition and augmentation.