Cosmetic Injectable Treatments Miami
Injectable fillers are a great way to improve the contours of your face and restore your youthful appearance without surgery and with little to no downtime.
Where are Facial Fillers used?
Most Facial Fillers can be used to treat wrinkles and folds that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth (Nasolabial folds).
Deeper folds in the brow
Marionette lines dragging the corners of the mouth
Creases around the nose, mouth and chin
Lip enhancement (thin lip correction)
Nose, cheeks and jaw line re-contouring
Ear lobe reinforcement
Different types of fillers are used for different applications and Dr. Lewen will consult with you to identify which treatment is best suited for your individual aesthetic goals.
- The injection of Facial Fillers or the “liquid face lift” is a relatively simple procedure that can be done in the office.
- Pain during the procedure is quite minimal and generally tolerated very well.
- Facial Fillers are sold by the syringe only.
- Mild to moderate bruising is typical, but does vary with the individual patient and the site treated. Aspirin, anti-inflammatories (i.e. Motrin, Aleve, etc.), and other blood thinners can potentially lead to additional bruising. Dr. Lewen will discuss ways to limit bruising during your consultation.
- Light cover-up makeup can be worn almost immediately.
Dr. Lewen takes the time to customize all treatments to the individual patient to ensure that personal cosmetic goals are met appropriately.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Facial Fillers (the “Liquid Face Lift”), Dr. Lewen will be happy to address them during your consultation.
Who should have Facial Filler Injections?Facial Filler Injections are a great non-surgical option to achieve facial rejuvenation. Good candidates for this procedure are in good general health and have a positive outlook with realistic cosmetic goals regarding the improvement in appearance that can be attained.
What are Facial Filler Injections? What do Facial Filler Injections do? What are the alternative treatment options?Facial fillers work by adding volume to selected areas of the face. These treatments will also cause certain facial shadows, wrinkles, and folds to become less apparent, and will re-create youthful contours and shapes in your face. Certain products can have a plumping effect on the face, while others are used for sculpting facial contours or balancing the face, and some are even used for eliminating fine lines or wrinkles. Some of the Facial Filler products will also serve to promote the growth of new collagen in the skin.
Many Facial Filler products are made from a molecule called Hyaluronic Acid, which is a modified sugar molecule that is naturally occurring in the body and commonly found in your joints, eyes, and skin. There are other Facial Filler products that are made from a variety of other substances such as Calcium Hydroxyapatite (a natural component of bone), Collagen, Poly-L-Lactic Acid, and PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate), among others. It is generally rare for patients to have allergies or sensitivities to the most common Facial Filler Injection products.
The alternative treatment options for facial rejuvenation in patients who are not interested in Facial Filler Injections may include surgical options depending on the area of concern. Fat grafting injections may also be an option for rejuvenating certain areas of the face in some patients. Dr. Lewen will be happy to discuss any alternative treatment options with you at the time of your consultation.
Where are Facial Filler Injections performed?Facial filler Injections are most commonly performed in the office setting. Depending on the specific areas being treated, this procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. You will receive topical anesthesia in the office and Dr. Lewen may also use ice or injection of anesthetic medication in order to numb the area being treated. This procedure is generally well-tolerated, does not involve large amounts of pain, and does not require sedation. Dr. Lewen administers all Facial Filler Injection procedures himself.
- Lower cheeks
- Nasojugal folds (tear troughs or under eye hollows)
- Nasolabial folds (in between nose and mouth)
- Marionette lines (under the corners of the mouth)
- Oral commissure (corners of the mouth)
- Lip borders
- Lip lines (aka: smoker’s lines)
- Temple hollows
- Glabella (in between eyebrows)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Note: Filler injections can also be performed to rejuvenate hands.
When can I do Facial Filler Injections and when should I expect results?Facial Filler Injections should be done when you are generally healthy and when you are able to allow ample time for your body to heal completely from the treatment. Dr. Lewen advises all patients pursuing these treatments to expect some degree of bruising and swelling through the healing process. Some patients may experience more bruising and swelling than others, and some areas of the face are more prone to bruising and swelling than others. Healing after Facial Filler Injections varies entirely based on the individual patient. Although some products and some areas may start to settle in much quicker, Dr. Lewen usually advises patients that the final result after Facial Filler Injections cannot be judged appropriately until at least 1-2 weeks after the injections are performed. Dr. Lewen advises patients to abstain from working out for at least 24 hours following Facial Filler Injections and patients are instructed not to manipulate or massage the injected areas. Cover-up makeup can be applied to conceal any bruised areas immediately after the treatment and until all bruising is gone. Dr. Lewen usually sees patients in the office 2 weeks after your Facial Filler Injections are completed for a follow up evaluation to ensure that your desired cosmetic results are attained.
Why should I have Facial Filler Injections?Gradual loss of volume in many areas of the face is a very common sign of facial aging, and facial filler injections can help to restore youthful contours and balance to the face. Facial fillers can help to give you a refreshed and rejuvenated look without the downtime associated with surgery. Facial Filler Injections can help to brighten your appearance. Dr. Lewen performs Facial Filler Injections in a very natural manner to augment or highlight certain facial structures and to provide a refreshed look to your face. Dr. Lewen believes that the best Facial Filler Injection treatments are those where it is difficult for others to identify exactly where the improvement was made. They just know you look great!
These treatments are generally safe, easy, well-accepted, and well-tolerated. It is very common for patients to state that they experience a boost in self-esteem and self-confidence after having Facial Filler Injections performed.
How are Facial Filler Injections performed? How long do they last?Dr. Lewen administers all Facial Filler Injection procedures himself.
Depending on the specific areas being treated, the actual procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. After your consultation and your treatment plan has been discussed in detail, you will be asked to sign consent forms for your procedure, and confidential photos will be taken. After all forms are signed, Dr. Lewen’s trained staff may apply a topical numbing cream to the area that will be injected for best comfort. The numbing cream will be given an appropriate amount of time to work before your Facial Filler Injection procedure is begun. After the numbing cream is removed from your face, Dr. Lewen will prep the area being treated to ensure that all makeup and oils are removed from the skin and that the skin surface is sterile. Dr. Lewen frequently uses Facial Filler Injection products that come pre-mixed with lidocaine, a numbing medicine. In some cases, he will also mix additional lidocaine with specific products. Ice is also used for certain areas to provide the easiest and most comfortable experience during these injections. For certain areas, Dr. Lewen will also use a blunt-tipped cannula for Facial Filler Injections. Although not preferable for usage in every area of the face, in some areas, the use of a blunt-tipped cannula has the added benefits of improved comfort during injections and less bruising when compared to the use of a needle. After your procedure is completed, Dr. Lewen’s staff will provide you with ice to apply to the treated area(s), and you will be given a detailed post-procedure instruction sheet.