Injectable fillers have increased in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. These products offer reduced signs of aging as well as increased volume in certain areas, such as the lips, without surgery and the associated recovery period. The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland offers several types of injectable fillers to our patients.
These dermal fillers include Restylane, Refyne, Defyne, Juvederm, which are all hyaluronic-acid based fillers that can be injected into the body to increase volume. The product is commonly injected to fill in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, but different products in the Restylane family may also be used to increase volume in the lips or cheeks. The active ingredient is found naturally in the body, so the product is considered very safe. Common side effects include redness and swelling at the injection site. Hyaluronic-acid based fillers’ results typically last six to nine months, after which the product is naturally broken down by the body. When results subside, patients can choose to receive maintenance injections if they choose.
To learn more about injectable fillers and find out if hyaluronic-acid based injections are a good match for you, schedule a consultation by calling the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 324-3071 or requesting your appointment online.