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Restore facial volume with injectable fillers in Kirkland, WA

Time is an insidious thief, stealing away facial volume year after year. First you notice just a few fine lines on your face, then wrinkles and folds make an appearance. Maybe you aren’t ready for surgery, but you certainly aren’t ready to see an aged face in the mirror. What can you do? Talk to Dr. Mark Tseng about injectable fillers, which are available at his Auburn and Kirkland, WA offices.

The benefits of dermal filler treatment

Injectables are sometimes erroneously described as a “liquid facelift” treatment. In truth, they do not accomplish the same results as surgery, and they are not designed to. Cosmetic surgery involves removal of excess skin and fat, tightening muscles, and repositioning tissue. Dermal fillers have one very specific purpose, which is to add temporary volume. This is a great option for mature adults who want to address the early signs of aging, but do not yet need surgery.

Dermal fillers may be used to:

  • Add fullness to the lips
  • Reduce the appearance of depressed scars
  • Raise shallow facial contours
  • Plump up thin or hollow cheeks
  • Improve fine lines around the eyes
  • Lessen or erase facial lines and wrinkles
  • Restore youthful fullness and plumpness to facial features

About the procedure

One of the great benefits of dermal fillers is the minimally invasive nature of the procedure. It typically takes less than an hour with no downtime. The key to natural-looking results is a deep understanding of facial anatomy. We begin with a comprehensive aesthetic evaluation in order to choose the best type of filler, optimal injection sites, and dosage amounts. Once this has been determined, the actual procedure consists of a few gentle injections using a very fine needle.

Types of dermal fillers

We use several different fillers, each of which has unique benefits. The best choice for the most natural looking, longest lasting dermal filler will depend on the treatment area and degree of correction that is needed. Dr. Tseng may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Juvéderm XC – This hyaluronic acid-based gel treats moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth area. It is a great smile line filler.
  • Juvéderm Voluma XC – A unique formula designed specifically for deep injections to restore volume in the cheek area.
  • Radiesse Volumizing Filler – Formulated with microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, this unique filler instantly volumizes while supporting collagen remodeling for lasting results.
  • Restylane – Lips are especially delicate, requiring an ultra-smooth filler for natural results. Restylane delivers beautiful, natural results.
  • Sculptra Aesthetic – Formulated with poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra stimulates collagen formation for natural, gradual, long lasting facial volume.

Restore what time has taken away

If you want to correct the many signs of facial volume loss, dermal fillers are an excellent choice. Just call Mark H. Tseng, MD – Plastic & Aesthetics at (425) 414-8553 to book an appointment.