Injectable Filler Options
Getting injectable dermal fillers can be an excellent way to maintain your appearance, but you’ll be presented with a wide range of treatment options first. By choosing the right injectable filler in the right places, you can bring out the best in your features in a way that looks completely natural.
Request a consultation to meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about your options for injectable fillers. A native of Tampa Bay, Dr. Castellano is known as one of the best injectable filler providers in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
About Injectable Fillers
Our faces undergo continuous changes as we move through different stages of life. As we increase in age, our skin tends to produce less collagen and elastin, resulting in more wrinkles, looser skin and a thinning of facial tissue. Dermal fillers can restore a firmer, more youthful look to the face by replacing volume and essential proteins.
Some people also use dermal fillers to enhance the shape or proportions of specific features. Injectable fillers can be used in lip augmentation or as a nonsurgical alternative to nose surgery. The popular term “liquid facelift” refers to the toning and lifting effect that fillers can provide, making an excellent facelift alternative for people who aren’t yet ready for surgery.
Types of Injectable Fillers
During your consultation, Dr. Castellano or one of his trained technicians will be able to recommend the best filler for your needs. However, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the basics.
Common Treatment Areas
Injectable fillers can be applied almost anywhere in the face to create balance among your features or restore lost volume. The most common treatment spots for dermal fillers include:
- The nasolabial folds (creases that run from either side of the nose to the lips)
- Marionette lines (creases that run from the edges of the lips down to either side of the chin)
- The cheeks to correct a hollowed look
- Under the eyes to resolve under eye bags
- The nose to improve symmetry or shape
- Deep creases in the forehead, usually in combination with BOTOX®
Your New Look
By learning about all of your options for injectable fillers, you and Dr. Castellano can develop a customized approach to your appearance needs. Keep in mind that fillers are not permanent and your results will need to be maintained with touch-ups every few months.