As you age, facial skin and tissues begin to lose volume, causing fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and a hollow appearance in areas like the cheeks and under the eyes. Fillers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical way to restore volume and lift facial tissues. Here at Pure Gold Medical Center, Dr. Apodaca is an expert injector using fillers from the JUVÉDERM® family of products, which use hyaluronic acid to plump and lift the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance naturally produced by the body that attracts moisture to keep the skin firm, youthful, and hydrated.
Dr. Apodaca believes in creating balance to bring out the natural beauty of each individual. The subtle differences that can be achieved with injections can have a profound effect on the attractiveness of the face. He understands the techniques necessary to create a naturally beautiful version of you. Dr. Apodaca does not limit his treatment to “line filling,” which is what was done in the past. Enhancing facial beauty goes far beyond wrinkles and furrows. Dr. Apodaca offers a full facial approach that restores volume, smoothes, contours, and enhances features naturally. Placing fillers in the appropriate areas, including during a Y LIFT®, is the key to natural-looking enhancement.
Candidates for Facial Fillers
Candidates for facial filler injections are healthy patients who would like a non-surgical way to address signs of aging in the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging or hollow cheeks
- Under-eye area
- More defined jawline and jaw angle
- Lip augmentation
- Hollow temples
- Improvement of the nose
- Brow lift
- Improvement of vertical glabellar lines
- Forehead improvement
- Acne scars
Facial Filler Options
JUVÉDERM® XC helps to restore volume to the skin and smooth facial wrinkles and creases, such as nasolabial folds (lines between the corners of the mouth and the nose).
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a hyaluronic acid filler specifically designed to lift and contour the apples of the cheeks, improve jowls, and help define the jawline. This mid-face filler provides instant results that can last for up to two years. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is also used during the Y LIFT® procedure performed by Dr. Apodaca, a certified Y LIFT® specialist.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC adds subtle volume to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines. It will last up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is designed to naturally enhance the lips and smooth lines on the vermillion border (lip line). This formulation can be used for lip augmentation and to smooth fine lines around the mouth.
The Y LIFT® is a patented, minimally invasive procedure performed using a specialized instrument that is inserted under the facial skin and muscle. The device is then used to lift the facial tissues, and hyaluronic acid fillers are injected under the muscles to add volume and improve definition.
Recovery After Facial Fillers
There is no downtime necessary after facial filler injections. You may experience some slight swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, but these side effects should resolve within seven to 10 days. Patients may return to most of their regular activities immediately following their injections. More strenuous activities should be avoided for 24 hours. Bruising is minimized with the use of cannulas instead of needles.
Facial Filler Results
Patients will see a restoration of facial volume and a lifted, more youthful appearance. The results of your facial filler treatment can last between one and two years, depending on the type of filler used and the area(s) being treated. The results of a Y LIFT® can last for up to four years.