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Choosing the Best Filler for You

Posted June 13, 2017 in Fillers

Restylane, Perlane to diminish facial linesSometimes referred to as a “non-surgical liquid facelift,” dermal fillers can help you achieve a more lifted and rejuvenated facial appearance. Fillers can restore youthful facial contours by correcting volume loss, softening wrinkles, and enhancing the lips and cheeks. Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Heidi Fell, R.N., would be pleased to help you determine which filler or combination of fillers is best for your anti-aging needs.


The JUVÉDERM® family of fillers, which includes JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, all contain hyaluronic acid and can smooth away wrinkles and enhance facial volume. JUVÉDERM® may be recommended if you have moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines or parentheses lines). JUVÉDERM® may also be a good filler for you if you would like to create fuller and softer-looking lips and cheeks. Results with this treatment last up to one year.


The Restylane family of products, which includes Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne, are clear gel fillers composed of hyaluronic acid. These treatments can give you a more youthful facial appearance by adding volume and correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In addition, they can enhance the lips by improving their shape and fullness. Results typically last about six months.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is unlike most other fillers. Over time, this filler gradually replaces collagen beneath the skin and restores facial volume. Sculptra® Aesthetic may be recommended for the treatment of deep nasolabial folds, severe facial wrinkles, hollows under the eyes, and flat cheeks. Results from this filler can last up to two years.

Working With Heidi

Dr. Patronella’s aesthetic nurse specialist, Heidi Fell, R.N., combines her knowledge of facial anatomy and experience in the proper application of fillers to balance the art and science of creating noticeable aesthetic improvements while preserving a natural look. Heidi is an expert in administering all cosmetic injectables as well as non-surgical treatments including ThermiVa®, Ultherapy®, and Skin Pen with PRP (platelet-rich plasma). She can provide you with a personalized treatment to diminish your signs of aging, enhance and refine your facial contours, and soften your appearance. During your consultation, she will help you choose the ideal treatment or combination of treatments to rejuvenate and enhance your appearance.

To request your consultation with Heidi, please call (713) 575-1996 or complete our online contact form today.

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