Fillers

Fillers are naturally derived substances which are injected into the face to correct wrinkles, lines, or other depressions in the skin that form when natural volume is lost.  Wrinkles around the eyes and nose, folds of the cheeks, and injection for lip enhancement are some of the most common uses.  Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin as well as joints. Radiesse is a thicker material composed of hydroxyapatite, which is naturally found in the teeth and bones.  During your consultation Dr. Tepper will discuss which product is ideal for the area you wish to be treated.  Sometimes fillers are used in conjunction with Botox.  Results are noticeable immediately and can be expected to last from several months to several years depending on the product selected and area treated.