The Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC offers a full range of soft tissue fillers. These injectables are more useful for the treatment of firmly established wrinkles or larger lines of facial aging, such as the nasolabial folds. Fillers restore volume to the face and can add structure as well. Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, we can smooth fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill deep lines such as nasolabial folds, augment soft tissues such as the lips, or even effectively augment facial bone structure. All of these soft tissue fillers are placed by a small injection, so the group carries the usual risks of mild bruising, lumpiness, redness, product specific adverse reactions, and in rare cases, local infections.
Many options are available in the filler class, with clinical differences being predominantly governed by how long the effects last, as well as how the filler “feels”. Generally speaking, very soft fillers that are best for locations such as the lips tend to have a shorter duration of effect. Fillers that last longer tend to have more structure and are better suited in regions where they will not be palpable, such as the nasolabial folds. We’re proud to be a proven expert injector of many types of soft tissue fillers.
About Restylane® & Juvederm®
In the past, the most widely used dermal fillers were based on collagen. A more recent class of fillers, including Restylane® and Juvederm®, is based on hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar found naturally in human skin. When first introduced, a major benefit of soft tissue fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm® is that allergic reactions are extremely rare, and no skin testing is necessary prior to the treatment. These compounds bind water similar to the way a sponge absorbs water. Because of this, they hydrate the skin in the treated region and act as a cushion. Hyaluronic acids are eventually absorbed by your body, and the length of time their effects are visible is dependent on a multitude of factors, including the patient, the location of injection, and the particular product used. Results last from six months in high-mobility areas such as the lips and up to one year in regions such as the nasolabial folds, with most patients experiencing the desired effects for between nine and twelve months.
Dr. Zannis is renowned for being the first specialist in Eastern North Carolina to offer Restylane® Silk for lips. This injectable gel with lidocaine is proven to give patients fuller lips with natural-looking results. With this excellent product and our expertise, we can provide very precise lip shaping, giving you the shapely, silky-smooth lips you’ve always wanted. Results will appear fully in just two weeks following your Restylane® Silk treatment, and you can expect your results to last six months and up to nine months. Side effects are generally mild and can include swelling, redness, lump formation, itching, and tenderness at the injection site, as well as headache in some cases.
- Juvederm Ultra XC: $650 per syringe
- Juvederm Voluma: $850 per syringe
- Restylane: $650 per syringe
- Restylane Silk: $650 per syringe
- Sculptra: $700 per vial
- Perlane: $700 per syringe
Are you interested in learning more about all of your soft tissue filler options here at the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC? We’re here to help! We encourage you to call us today at (252) 633-1197 or contact us directly to speak to our team. We’ll schedule a personal consultation for our soft tissue filler treatments at your earliest convenience. Don’t hesitate! We also have opportunities for special savings. Make sure to ask at your consultation.