Injectable Fillers in Baltimore Maryland
Wrinkles are an unfortunate part of life. Facial expressions, stress, the aging process, and the weather can speed up their development and make them much more obvious. Everyone gets wrinkles, but not everyone deals with them in the same way. In fact, with so many injectables available today, facial rejuvenation in Baltimore Maryland with wrinkle fillers is an option more and more people are choosing and customizing to their own individual needs.
At the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa in Maryland Dr. Dean Kane and his staff have a full range of treatments to battle wrinkles -from BOTOX® Cosmetic in Baltimore to injectables like Restylane®, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra and Radiesse, Maryland residents like you trust us to help them look their best, and why not? Dr. Dean Kane is considered an expert in facial plastic surgeon and has the distinction of being chosen as a premier Dysport and Restylane injection facility. Dr. Kane has been selected as a national instructor for BOTOX Cosmetic, Restylane and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. Arrange a personal appointment with us to find out more.
Some of the newest and most exciting injectable wrinkle treatments for Baltimore, Maryland residents are Restylane, Perlane, and JUVÉDERM (in three formulas). All are based on non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid, a substance occurs naturally in our bodies. They do not require testing prior to treatment and the products are eventually absorbed harmlessly by the human body.
Restylane, Perlane, and JUVÉDERM are used to fill nasolabial folds, those lines called “parentheses” that run from your nose to your mouth. They can also be used to fill small wrinkles around the lips and to plump the lips themselves. Newer uses for the hyaluronic acid-based fillers include filling hollows under the eyes and lifting the eyebrows to create a more attractive arch. And the injectables are also being used very successfully to contour the cheeks, nose, chin and jaw line without surgery.
The products work by adding immediate volume in the skin or deep under the skin, smoothing wrinkles from underneath. They also attract and bind to moisture molecules under the skin’s surface for a hydrating effect. All are FDA-approved. JUVÉDERM has additional FDA clearance for use with all skin types and colors, making it an ideal choice for many African-American and Hispanic patients. There are other subtle differences between the products that influence which is best for a particular application; at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa we’ll help you make your choice. No matter which filler you select, you can expect your new look to last several months to over a year.
Simplifying the Filler Confusion
Skin fillers have come along way from when they first were used to replace collagen loss from aging over 30 years ago. They were used for fine lip lines and quickly grew to replace volume loss along the facial folds. Collagen replacement had only weeks of longevity and potential allergy. New fillers came along to replace collagen’s weaknesses.
Today’s technology has advanced the way we think about and use fillers. While we look at our faces and see wrinkles, hollows and folds, the filler companies are recognizing that our facial expressions and the differences in the way our faces age requires much more specificity in the manufacturing of the filler support, camouflage and bending.
In our Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Spa in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Dean Kane is an expert injector and has incorporated many of these new fillers to truly reverse the aging effects for his patients. For the patients it can be very confusing to know which fillers to pick, but in our office Dr. Dean and Lauri Kane are there to evaluate your anti-aging needs and determine which fillers are best for you.
Starting with one filler for done lines around the mouth almost 4 decades ago, and recently, 2 basic fillers to fill lines and a second to plump up folds, we now have over 80 potential fillers for all varieties of skins aging crinkles.
Dr. Kane uses the Restylane family, the Juvederm family, Radiesse and Sculptra fillers. Each of these fillers provide different attributes and limitations. To help you understand the array of options, I will focus on the Restylane family of fillers produced by the manufacturer Galderma. Juvederm provides a similar array of hyaluronic gel alternatives including the newest Voluma and Vobella fillers. Radiesse provides a firm bone-like foundation and Sculptra is the first of the bio-active fibroblast stimulus injectibles.
Restylane Lyft: For Cheeks and Lips
This filler provides volume and projection. So if you have hollowing or loss of fat in the upper cheeks just under the lower eyelids this is the perfect filler to restore your lost volume and give you back the “apple” like cheek mound. The cheek projection finishes in a comet-tail projection along the cheek bone which Dr. Kane creates as a “Nike Woosh”. He uses a unique canula technique to injects the Restylane Lyft deep under the skin to plump your own tissues forward and therefore no lumps or bumps occur on the skin surface. Restylane Lyft will last for 12 months and longer in the cheek. Restylane Lyft is also an excellent lip filler when patients have lost large volumes of their own lip tissues and want to bring back their youthful luscious lips.
Restylane Classic: For Deep Lines, Wrinkles and Lips
Restylane is excellent to reduce deep lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to restore lost volume, but with lesser projection than Restylane Lyft. Classic Restylane is excellent as a lip filler, when patients want to restore their lips but don’t want to look overdone.
Restylane Silk: For Forehead and Mouth Wrinkles
Restylane Silk is a smoothing filler. Dr. Kane really loves to use this filler when patients have many fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth (“smoker lines”) and within the forehead and between the eye brows (the “11’s”). Restylane Silk was created to absorb so much fluid when injected that it creates a very smooth and silky effect without creating a bulky appearance.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne: For Expression Lines
Restylane Refyne and Defyne are Galderma’s 2 newest addition to the Restylane family of fillers. These are similar to Juvederm Voluma and Volebella. When wrinkles are due to the way we express are faces, these 2 fillers are the perfect option. For example our nasal folds are constantly affected by the way we smile and frown. These 2 fillers were created to move with facial expression and not cause a bulky buildup of the filler.
While we used to use Restylane to fill in the nasal folds, Dr. Kane recognized many years ago, that a patient’s smile would push the injected Restylane above the nasal fold creating an even deeper fold and an unhappy patient. He cautioned against filling nasal folds because of this and focused using Restylane Lyft in the upper cheeks to try to lift the nasal fold instead of filling it.
Now with Restylane Refyne and Defyne, Dr. Kane has been very pleased with the way these two fillers are staying exactly where it is injected regardless of any facial expression. Restylane Defyne is used in the nasal folds while Restylane Refyne is used for the finer expression lines around the mouth. For example many patients when they smile create a small dimple or curved line on the outside of the corners of their mouth and along the lower cheek, Refyne is excellent to fill and smooth out these fine expression lines.
Fillers Give us Instant Gratification and Rejuvenation
Whether for business purposes where older people are competing in a younger society, looking to enhance your appearance for your child’s wedding, being single and dating again or just feeling like you suddenly look drawn and tired, fillers are the ideal pick me up and instant rejuvenation. While bruising is always a possibility allow for a minimum 1-2 week time frame to have the filler treatment settle.
Dr. Dean and Lauri Kane will advise you to your best fillers based on your needs and your budget. Lauri is very sensitive to people’s budgets and works closely to determine the most cost effective approach. “When a woman can only afford 1 filler and I see that their lips have severely lost volume, I will always make the recommendations to restore the lips as the number one priority. I think restoring a woman’s lips truly has an amazing impact on a woman’s face. Being able to put lipstick on beautiful lips makes a woman feel younger and sexier.”
To see many of Dr. Dean Kane’s before and after photos of his filler patients please see: www.DrDeanKane.com/gallery. For scheduling an appointment with Dr. Dean and Lauri Kane please call 410-602-3322. Lauri is always available for questions: Lauri@DrDeanKane.com. We’re located on Reservoir Circle just a block off the Baltimore beltway, convenient to greater Baltimore, Annapolis, the Eastern Shore, Eldersburg, Carroll County, Delaware and Frederick.