Fillers are used in facial rejuvenation procedures to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and creases and improve contouring. Facial skin loses volume and sags over time, but fillers (also known as dermal fillers) can help you combat these signs of aging by plumping the skin and filling out wrinkles.

Injectable fillers help patients regain youthful appearances without undergoing extensive procedures. One type used is Restylane. This filler is commonly used for lip enhancement and to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles around the corners of the mouth and nose. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that helps maintain skin volume and fullness.

Fat fillers can also be used to reduce facial lines. This type of filler involves fat injections, using a patient’s own fat harvested from the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. The fat is purified and injected into the lips, forehead creases, nasolabial folds (“laugh lines”), and even sunken areas beneath the eyes to plump and refresh the face.

Botox is another common substance used to decrease wrinkles, but unlike fat injections and Restylane, it is not technically a member of the dermal fillers family because it does not actually “fill in” lines and wrinkles. Instead, Botox, which is made from botulinum toxin, relaxes the muscles responsible for creating facial creases. Dysport is another botulinum injection that improves the appearance of moderate to severe furrows between the eyebrows.

Patients in Tampa, St Petersburg, Naples, Sarasota, and elsewhere in Florida who are interested in learning more about facial fillers, and other injections that reduce the appearance of aging, can turn to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. Dr. Greenwald has extensive experience using these types of fillers and performing other cosmetic procedures, including facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgeries, and much more.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 877-873-7522 for more information.