Fillers

A Nonsurgical Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

Our goal is to treat the Individual client and develop a treatment plan specific to them by choosing the perfect filler to achieve the intended result. Fillers are a nonsurgical alternative to restore lost volume, soften fine lines and stimulate collagen rejuvenation for a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

At the Institute, we seek natural results that respect normal anatomy. All too often, we see men and women with results that are not elegant or natural. This becomes dangerous when complex normal features get dulled, and may never return to normal (even after the filler dissolves). It is imperative to undergo treatment by a professional who understands the anatomy and physiology of aging to prevent long-term injury. We tend to start small with most patients, with one or two syringes of filler and ask patients to continuously gauge the result. If they are satisfied, they are done. You can always add more later.

What is unique about getting filler done at Zelken Institute?

The Zelken Institute is focused on a customized and multidisciplinary approach for each individual’s needs that will achieve the maximum result intended. Each client is unique and is treated with a plan specific to their goals and desires.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are many different types of dermal fillers that are available to you. Dermal fillers differ in the chemical makeup and as a result have varying degrees of softness and longevity. Depending on what areas you are looking to enhance, the product used will differ.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common and popular injectable fillers. It is a substance that is normally produced in your body. It can be found in the fluid that surrounds your eyes, in the fluid that surround your joints, and cartilage. Hyaluronic acid also plays a key role in the water retaining capacity of the skin which keeps the skin moisturized. This substance has been reformulated into an injectable filler and is now one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. Hyaluronic acid filler can be injected to improve the skin’s contours that present with the normal aging process. It can also be used to fill acne scars, redefine or enhance lips, and soften deep lines that have formed.

Calcium hydroxyapatite

Calcium hydroxyapatite is a mineral-like compound that is found naturally in bones. This product has been biosynthetically produced to lower risk of allergic reactions. This type of filler is commonly used in moderate to severe creases and can also be used to create fullness of cheeks and other facial contours.

Polylactic acid

Polylactic acid is a non-toxic, biodegradable synthetic dermal filler that causes your own body to stimulate collagen production. This product, unlike other dermal fillers, is considered semi-permanent and does not produce immediate results. Instead, results appear gradually over a period of a few months as your body produces collagen.

What kind of results should a filler patient expect to get at ZI?

Patients can expect to get natural looking results accentuating their own beauty without changing their individual appearance.

How are results measured?

Results can be measured based on the amount of correction wanted or needed by the client. All clients start with baseline photos so they can compare their before and after results.

How much does filler cost?

You expect the cost of filler to cost anywhere from $600 per syringe for a simple lip augmentation up to $2400.00 for a full Liquid facelift.

FAQ

What can I expect during a dermal filler procedure?

First we assess what areas you are looking to have treated such as softening smile lines, plumping up the lips, or raising cheeks. We then use a topical numbing if you desire for extra comfort. While the topical numbing sets in, we will determine what dermal filler will be best for you. Dermal fillers are then administered by injection. You can expect to have minimal discomfort and the procedure takes a few minutes!

What is the downtime for dermal fillers?

Dermal filler placement is done by injections using a very fine needle. As a result, you may have slight bruising but nothing that some cover-up can’t fix! If you bruise easily or end up with a bruise, you can take some Arnica and eat some pineapples so the bruising subsides faster. Other than the slight bruising that you may or may not obtain, there is zero downtime!

How are dermal fillers differ from neurotoxins such as Botox?

Both dermal fillers and neurotoxins are used for aesthetic treatments to combat aging due to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but they do indeed work differently. Dermal fillers are injected and fill areas of the face that have lost volume overtime which can cause wrinkling. Neurotoxins, on the other hand are injected into the facial muscles to decrease the amount of muscle movement to prevent wrinkles from forming or further deepening.

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