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Injectable Fillers San Francisco

The process of aging can affect your appearance in many ways. As the dermal structure begins to weaken and collagen production decreases, many patients notice their skin appearing dull or worn due to wrinkling and lax skin. For those seeking to restore volume or soften fine lines, surgery may not always be the most suitable solution. Today, aesthetic enhancement can be achieved with a range of non-surgical, non-invasive injectable fillers that work to strengthen the dermal structure and enhance the shape and texture of your face.

Dr. Corey Maas at The Maas Clinic is an expert in administering fillers to achieve personalized and satisfying results. With no downtime required and minimal to no side effects, these fast and effective injectable procedures provide an ideal treatment option for those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance without surgery. With an assortment of fillers and products available, Dr. Maas and his staff can address all kinds of cosmetic concerns in a relatively comfortable treatment session, allowing you to resume regular activity as soon as the procedure is complete.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the body. Today, facial fillers composed of this ingredient are among the most popular anti-aging injectable treatments. Hyaluronic acid fillers work to replenish the skin’s hydrating properties and support the dermal structure, gradually creating smooth and natural improvements to various areas of the face. With the right injectable, hyaluronic acid fillers can also augment the lips for a more plump, hydrated contour. Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero are among the most common hyaluronic acid-based fillers, with all three boasting benefits for your skin health and overall appearance.

Juvederm

Juvederm injectable gel is a dermal filler used to soften wrinkles and lines that develop around the face. Composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid, Juvederm also works to support the underlying tissue and restore volume to sunken or hollow areas. The Juvederm line has expanded in recent years, with a variety of formulations created to addresses a broad range of aesthetic concerns. This versatile selection includes Juvederm XC, Voluma, Voluma XC, Vollure and Volbella. Depending on your unique facial proportions and cosmetic goals, our experienced injectors at the Maas Clinic can help you select the most suitable filler for you.

Fine lines and facial creases can give the face a worn, fatigued and prematurely aged appearance. At the Maas Clinic, many patients receive Juvederm fillers to eliminate nasolabial folds (creases extending from the nose to the mouth), frown or glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), marionette lines (extending down the lower face) and horizontal forehead wrinkles. For those seeking to address these concerns, Juvederm fillers can help to smoothen the skin texture and restore a more youthful complexion. These versatile injectables can also be used to treat dark circles and hollowing underneath the eyes. By replenishing the skin’s dermal structure, Juvederm can naturally enhance various areas of the face.

Belotero

Belotero is an injectable filler designed to soften signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin. As a soft cohesive gel, Belotero’s smooth consistency allows for deeper penetration into the skin layers, where the hyaluronic acid is delivered to enhance the skin’s structural integrity. Once injected, this filler works to restore lost volume and create a more youthful appearance. For patients with age-affected skin, Dr. Maas believes Belotero to be one of the most effective injectable materials available today.

Belotero’s unique structure allows it to fill deep wrinkles and lines for a lasting natural effect and smooth transitions between treated and untreated areas. The injectable integrates into the facial tissue and blends naturally with your facial features. Drawing on advanced techniques, Dr. Maas uses Belotero to reduce lines around the lips, cheeks and other areas without any unsightly bumps – a common side effect for some fillers. For patients whose fine lines have diminished their appearance, Belotero can help you restore a smoother, refreshed complexion and revitalize your profile.

Restylane

Restylane is one of the most common anti-aging injectables used to treat mild, moderate and more severe facial wrinkles and lines. Offering a variety of hyaluronic acid-based formulations, Restylane can address deep folds, such as marionette lines and laugh lines, while also restoring lost volume in the cheeks. As the hyaluronic acid works to nourish the skin’s dermal layers, this injectable serves to fill in unsightly folds and creases by restoring volume and fullness to the targeted areas. This line of injectables includes Restylane Silk, Lift, Defyne and Refyne, each boasting benefits for different concerns and areas of your complexion.

At the Maas Clinic, patients typically undergo this treatment to reduce the appearance of worry lines, smile lines, crow’s feet and deep nasolabial folds. Due to its hydrating and volumizing properties, Restylane can also be used to enhance the lips, fill hollow cheeks and redefine the chin. With personalized techniques to suit your cosmetic needs, Dr. Maas can use Restylane to subtly contour areas of the face and refresh your overall appearance.

Particulate – Permanent Fillers

Radiesse

Radiesse is an injectable filler composed of tiny, smooth calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres, which is a biomaterial that is naturally compatible with the body. In fact, it is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. Radiesse is a volumizing filler that distributes evenly within the skin to fill wrinkles and restore facial fullness. Though its function is similar to other injectables, its process is more unique.

Once injected, the CaHa microspheres form a scaffold through which the body’s own collagen grows. As the body continues to absorb the gel, this collagen growth infiltrates the area and gradually replaces the gel with your own natural tissue. Radiesse provides the support and structure required for your body to produce new tissue and collagen before it absorbs naturally within the body. At the Maas Clinic, many patients undergo this treatment to address wrinkles and lines that develop with age, such as deep nasolabial folds. Radiesse is reputed to produce natural, long-lasting improvements to the face.

Sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable filler that works deep within the dermis to stimulate collagen growth and holistically rejuvenate the skin. Its main ingredient is a biodegradable synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is naturally compatible with the body and boasts a long record of safety and effective results. Sculptra is often used to smoothen out fine lines and lift facial contours for a more vibrant and youthful complexion.

Sculptra serves to remodel the surface skin by triggering the body’s natural processes. Once injected, the PLLA microparticles are absorbed into the dermal structure, inducing collagen production and rebuilding the foundational tissue. Over time, this collagen growth works to soften creases and boost facial contours that have sunken with age. Dr. Maas often uses this injectable for patients seeking to reduce wrinkles, restore fullness to hollow areas, and achieve a refined, more radiant profile.

Bellafill

Bellafill is a new generation dermal filler used to smoothen out facial lines and other blemishes by nourishing and strengthening the dermal structure. With a slightly different formulation to other injectables, Bellafill comprises a collagen gel and a second ingredient called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) to form a long-lasting, anti-aging treatment. Though the injectable is often used for the correction of nasolabial folds and other common wrinkles, it can also help to minimize facial scarring and other irregularities.

The gel is delivered deep within the dermis to restore collagen levels that decrease with age. When injected, this ingredient has an immediate smoothing effect on the skin and can help to restore a supple, silky texture. Enhancing this effect, tiny microspheres of PMMA keep the structural matrix intact to prevent lines and creases from returning. Bellafill’s highly advanced formula can help patients not only achieve a more youthful appearance but also maintain their desired look for years after treatment.

The Importance of Experience

When considering injectable treatments, choosing a provider with the appropriate training and experience is crucial. At the Maas Clinic, your safety and comfort are our top priorities; Dr. Maas and his team of experienced cosmetic specialists take every measure to ensure you are treated with the highest quality care and service.

Dr. Maas is a highly qualified board-certified surgeon with extensive experience performing a range of injectable treatments. Drawing on his in-depth understanding of facial anatomy, Dr. Maas can strategically place fillers to achieve personalized, naturally beautiful results. If you are interested in learning more about facial fillers, call The Maas Clinic at (415) 567-7000 or email us to find out how injectable treatments can benefit you.

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