Non-surgical injectable shaping agents can help eliminate some facial wrinkles and slow down the development of new ones.
Injectable fillers help restore a youthful appearance by replacing volume to your face that has depleted with age. Fillers are injected by a doctor to raise the sunken area or wrinkles to the same level as the skin next to it. There are many commercial fillers available today, as well as your own fat that can be used.
If you are looking to have an injectable filler in Princeton, such as Botox, Juvederm or Radiesse, Dr. Adam Hamawy is a board certified plastic surgeon who can safely perform the procedure.
During your first visit, Dr. Hamawy will ask you about your desired results. This will help him understand your expectations and let you know if they can be realistically accomplished. Dr. Hamawy will analyze your face and may also recommend other non-invasive procedures such as Botox® or Dysport® to achieve your goals. After your consultation, photographs will be taken for your medical records and additional analysis.
Most patients who are healthy are good candidates. You will be asked about any conditions that may complicate the procedure. It is important for you to provide complete information. If you have any allergies or a medical condition please inform the doctor.
The selected filler is precisely injected into the target areas on your face using a fine needle. Depending on the location and quantity to be injected, the area will be numbed with topical or local anesthesa. There is usually a minor sting that disappears after a few seconds and no discomfort after the procedure is complete. Most people can immediately return to normal activities. The procedure takes from 15 to 30 minutes and is performed in the office conveniently located in Princeton. You may experience some swelling and, rarely, bruising. The results of the injections usually take about 2 to 3 days before they are fully apparent.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was found to effectively increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth in a majority of subjects through one year.
|Name of Filler||Substance||How long does it last?|
|Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Biodegradable gel based on a natural substance
|Up to 6 months|
|Radiesse||Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
smooth injectable microspheres
|Up to 9 months|
|Up to 5 years|
You must pay for the procedure prior to injection. Cost depends on the number of treatment areas to be injected. You may contact our office to find out the cost of the procedure.
LENGTH: 15 to 30 minutes
IN/OUTPATIENT: In the office
RECOVERY: Return to work same or next day Usually takes 2-3 days for full results to appear
DURATION OF RESULTS: 3 to 12 months (depending on filler)