Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body and helps to retain fluid and cushion cells. With aging we make less hyaluronic acid which results in thinner, dry, wrinkle prone appearance of skin. Majority of fillers have hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. They differ in the way hyaluronic acid molecules are connected, the heaviness and thickness of the filler and how long they last. Today, we have a variety of different fillers with different characteristics available (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Vollure®, Voluma®, Belotero®, …) Based on his clinical experience and knowledge of the facial anatomy, Dr. Hakimi recommends which fillers are best suited to achieve the results you desire.
The procedure will be done in the same day as your visit with minimal discomfort. Dr. Hakimi uses a very strong topical numbing cream which minimizes any pain. The results are immediate and last 6 months to 2 years depending on the filler type. There are no major restrictions except to avoid massaging the area.
In well trained hands and with intimate knowledge of facial anatomy fillers can:
- Soften the nasolabial folds and marionette lines (around the mouth and chin)
- Create a more youthful lip contour
- Augment facial volume and lift the sagging skin (Injection of Voluma in cheeks)
- Improve certain types of scars (i.e, acne scars)