The technology of dermal fillers has advanced tremendously over the past several years. Fillers utilized currently provide predictable results, are longer-lasting, and in some cases, are soluble.
All fillers utilized by Dr. Mehta are comfortably injected in the office. He and his staff will begin by applying a topical numbing cream that is effective for the vast majority of injection areas. For injection of the lips, Dr. Mehta will occasionally use lidocaine injection under the upper lip to provide complete numbness.
Dr. Mehta commonly uses hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus. The advantages of these thinner fillers are that they are excellent for fine-medium wrinkles yet they have a reduced likelihood of lump formation. These fillers have the appearance of a clear gel, allowing their placement in the lips and the areas under the eyes. The other advantage of these products is that they are easily dissolvable with the injection of hyaluronidase. These hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are also wonderful options for nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or liquid rhinoplasty. Dr. Mehta is very talented and experienced at using these fillers to reshape the nose.
In general, thicker fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra are used to fill deeper lines and provide volume to various areas of the face. These fillers are longer lasting than the hyaluronic acid fillers and may be more economical for large volume augmentation, such as the cheeks. Additionally, Sculptra is FDA-approved for the treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy), as it is an excellent option for treating the loss of upper and lower cheek volume related to this condition.
The decision of which dermal fillers to use is a complex one, which Dr. Mehta will make with you, after a thorough discussion of your areas of concern and desired effects. A careful and gentle injector with a trained aesthetic eye, Dr. Mehta has hundreds of satisfied patients who have enjoyed their results. Because he is both a skilled injector as well as a surgeon, Dr. Mehta can advise you regarding the benefits and limitations of injectable products while also considering surgical alternatives or complementary procedures.
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