Fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected directly into the skin to “fill out” wrinkles, depressions or scars. The different fillers all have different half lives, properties and shelf lives. Dr. Critchlow has been using fillers for over 10 years, including Zyderm, Zyplast, Radience and Restylane. Our current filler of choice is Juvederm.
Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is FDA approved to last up to one year. It comes in two different strengths to better customize your treatment. HA is a naturally found substance in the skin, so there is no need to skin test. It is normally used to smooth out wrinkles around the nose and mouth or to fill out the lips.