It seems like almost everyone is undergoing some type of facial filler treatment these days. Even younger people looking to forestall the development of wrinkles have joined the party. If you have recently noticed lines and wrinkles on your face or would like to postpone surgery, treatment with a facial filler may be just what you are looking for.

Facial Fillers: What are They?

Facial fillers are injectable products that contain some form of active ingredient suspended within a gel. After injection into your face, you should notice an immediate enhancement of facial volume and diminishment of wrinkles.

Some common ingredients found in fillers are polylactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite. Popular brand names include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, and Radiesse®.

Facial Filler Benefits

Facial fillers offer some advantages over traditional cosmetic surgery and other types of anti-aging treatments. For one, the treatment is extremely fast and takes place at our office or facility. Also, the incidence of adverse effects is extremely low compared to surgical procedures. Since the treatment is minimally invasive, you should be able to return to your daily life almost immediately after your quick treatment.


Radiesse® is a type of filler that is used for reducing the appearance of light lines and wrinkles. It contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance found in your bones and teeth. The product is contained within microspheres for easier deployment. After injection, Radiesse® fills in lines and wrinkles by promoting enhanced skin volume.


Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid to attract moisture into your skin cells. After injection, your skin will be more hydrated and moist. You should notice an immediate reduction in the prominence of light lines and wrinkles after your Restylane® injections.


In addition to hyaluronic acid, Juvederm® contains lidocaine to enhance your comfort during your treatment. Juvederm® offers long-lasting results and consists of a family of products for treating various areas of the face.


Sculptra® is a special type of filler containing polylactic acid, which is produced within a laboratory. This material mimics the lactic acid that your body produces during exercise. Your skin reacts to the presence of Sculptra® by replacing it with fresh collagen fibers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Patients who get the best results from their Sculptra® treatments are those who undergo several treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart. All that you need to do is to gently massage the treatment area periodically to ensure even product distribution.

Facial Filler Results

Facial fillers offer excellent anti-aging results but will eventually be absorbed and metabolized by your body. At this point, you will require touch-ups to maintain your results. Most fillers offer results that last up to a year or more.

Contact Us Today for More Information

If you would like more information about how a facial filler treatment can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, we welcome you to make an appointment with Chase Lay, MD. At our convenient location in San Jose, CA, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!