Injectable Fillers Overview
Injectable fillers are a proven means of temporarily reversing the visible signs of aging. Soft tissue fillers can add fullness to the lips, enhance shallow contours, soften creases and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Dr. Woodyard offers Baltimore patients a solution with a line of injectable fillers, including Radiesse®, Restylane®, Lyft® and Juvederm®. Injectable fillers add volume under the skin, resulting in a smoother surface. When combined with other anti-aging treatments, such as BOTOX®, they are considered the “liquid facelift” of our time.
Click below to read more details about each injectable filler that Dr. Woodyard offers:
Injectable Fillers Reviews
"I had my cheeks augmented with Radiesse. I love Dr. Woodyard she is very friendly and knowledgeable. I really liked how the doctor listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I will only trust my face to Dr. Woodyards skilled hands and recommend her to all of my friends and family."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 28, 2013
"As a new mom I felt exhausted and found that had deep circles under my eyes. After consulting with Dr.Woodyard she recommended Radiesse for under my eyes. I could tell right after the injections what a difference it made. I feel refreshed hott momma now :)"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 31, 2013
"I have been seeing Janet Woodyard, MD for Botox for over a year now and have always gotten fabulous results. Coming up on my 36th birthday, I was noticing that my nasolabial folds were becoming more pronounced. Dr. Woodyard discussed different options with me and was very thorough about the options, the risk, and expected outcomes. She spent plenty of time answering my questions, sometimes twice, and I never once felt rushed. She and her staff are always very warm, friendly, and actually welcome questions, which I find refreshing after having dealt with other surgeons. Once I received the Juvaderm, I was instantly thrilled with the results. Aside from a tiny bruise that lasted only 4 days and was easily covered with makeup, my face looked PERFECTLY natural. She even sent me home with Arnica tablets to prevent bruising and gave me a complimentary referral to her medical aesthetician in case I needed help covering any potential bruising. The best part is that nobody could tell that I had anything done. I had a couple of people ask me if I just came back from vacation or if I got some good sleep because I looked "refreshed". She is truly an artist. she will even recommend not doing something if she thinks that it won't look natural and she will give a detailed explanation as to why. You can tell that she is really invested in her patient's satisfaction and that she has a passion for what she does. I would recommend her to anyone!!!"- B. / RealSelf / Oct 22, 2014
"I wasn't happy with my nose it had a little bump, but it wasn't drastic enough to have surgery. Dr Woodyard suggested using the filler Radiesse. The outcome is amazing! I now love my profile from any angle. Dr Woodyard is a true artist. I trust my face to only her, because I know I will get the best most natural looking outcome."- L. / RealSelf / Oct 28, 2013
"Dr. Janet Woodyard took her time injecting me with Botox and Restylane. I couldn't even feel the prick of the needle because of the way she prepared my skin before the procedure. To say she took her time is an understatement as she was fully invested in giving me the best result possible. I have always bruised after receiving injections with other Plastic Surgeon but not with Dr. Woodyard. Her skill level and sharp eye place this gifted professional in a league all her own!"- F. / RealSelf / Oct 10, 2013
Types of Injectables
The market for injectable fillers has exploded over the last decade; offering numerous options and brands for patients to consider.
A fat transfer is a process that takes fat from one body part and directly transfers it to an area of the face to add volume. This type of filler offers good results, but may not last as long because the body will naturally absorb some of the injected fat.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a substance found naturally in human bones. It is a mineral-like compound and one of the heavier derma fillers. This particular filler treatment is generally used for deep crevices and creases.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in the human body. It can be found in connective and skin tissue and cartilage. It is extracted, reformulated and then offered as a derma filler. It is a popular choice because of its compatibility.
The primary semi-permanent filler on the market today is polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). This filler contains a low concentration of microspheres suspended in a larger amount of purified collagen gel. PMMA is more solid and heavier than most other fillers. It is used for deep wrinkles, deep contours and crevices, and is sometimes used as a permanent implant during reconstructive surgery.
Injectable Fillers During/After the Procedure
Prior to treatment, the practitioner will assess various aspects of the face and make marks directly on the skin to note where the injection sites will be. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the filler will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are pleased with their results. While this will vary by filler product, most will produce results lasting from 3 months to a full year.
Injectable Fillers Expected Cost
The price for an injectable filler treatment will vary depending on how many syringes will be needed and product used. On average, most patients can expect to pay between $500-$3,500 for a treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Total Cost
- $500 - $3,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-60 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 30 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Injectable Filler FAQs
Are Fillers Safe?
All injectable fillers on the market today are FDA-approved and are safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each filler treatment to decide which is the best choice for your specific situation.
The results of each injectable filler treatment will vary. On average, most will last between 3 months and 5 years. Restylane, Juveder, Radiesse and Bellafill are among some of the most common fillers and usually last 6 months or longer. Fat injections will last the shortest amount of time because a portion will reabsorb into the body within several months.
Fillers VS. BOTOX?
Injectable fillers help to decrease wrinkles by adding volume to smooth the skin’s surface. BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin offer a result that looks and acts similar, but with a different approach. These treatments use a neurotoxic agent injected into the skin to temporarily freeze overactive muscles causing wrinkles. When the muscles relax, the visible wrinkles on the outer layer of the skin relax and soften, resulting in a smoother, younger appearance.