Line Fillers and Injectables
Injectable medications can help smooth out facial wrinkles, lines and folds and also can be used to enhance lips. The results can last six months or longer. Skin fillers have added new dimensions to cosmetic therapies, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. There are several injectable skin and wrinkle fillers used to increase tissue volume as with lip augmentation, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour.
Hyaluronic acid has become accepted and even the preferred use in wrinkle treatment.
Restylane®, the first FDA-approved dermal filler made of stable, biodegradable, non-animal hyaluronic acid, was approved in 2003 by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is intended for the treatment of facial wrinkles, lines and folds. It does not require allergy testing and lasts twice as long as collagen injections.
Juvéderm® and Perlane® are also made of biosynthesized, non-animal hyaluronic acid that provide an excellent way to reduce or eliminate the lines and wrinkles that accompany aging.
All of the above fillers can be used to enhance lips and reduce the frown lines or wrinkles between the eye brows.
The price for treatment with injectable fillers is set by the cost of a syringe of the product and the number of syringes to do the job. Juvederm and Restylane are $575/syringe.