A substance is injected into the skin to restore facial volume and reduce wrinkles or folds. Once in your skin, it creates volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lips it can restore a more natural and/or sensuous look.
By supplementing your skin's own depleted collagen with a dermal filler, Dr. Vafaie can smooth out wrinkles, furrows and scars.
The procedure is performed with the use of a topical numbing cream and/or a local anesthetic. Patients may experience minimal discomfort from the needle injection. The procedure can take 15 to 30 minutes. Patients return home within minutes after the procedure. There is a variety of materials available for this use, including Restylane® and BOTOX®.