Often called the “liquid facelift” of our time, injectable fillers create a younger-looking appearance by adding volume under the skin. Boise cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dean Sorensen, proudly offers patients the industry’s leading products, such as Juvéderm Injectable Gel. Injectable fillers are typically used to fill laugh lines, sunken cheeks, skin depressions, indentations, and scars. Patients who have lost laxity and volume in their face can receive the benefits of a surgical facelift without an invasive surgery. Dr. Sorensen works with every patient to determine the type of filler used in the procedure.
"Dr. Sorensen’s work is AMAZING! I trusted his extensive expertise, and I could not be more pleased!"- J. / Google / Jan 01, 2018
"The whole team was great to me! It was by far the best experience I have had."- A.R. / Google / Jul 26, 2018
"I love my new boobs! - My experience with doctor Sorensen was great, he listened to my needs and wants and gave me the boobs I wanted and are perfect for my body shape. I am 120 lbs have 2 kids and I never had boobs so decided to get them done and now I have the boobs I always dreamed of! I got 445cc UHP Silicone, round smooth implants. Very happy with my results, now I feel more confident and like a woman!"- K. / RealSelf / Jul 21, 2018
"Dr. Sorensen performed a breast augmentation and lift for me in January 2018. I was very apprehensive about the procedure due to the cost and all other aspects that come along with surgery. Dr. Sorensen and his staff were amazing! He was very honest, straight forward, and detailed when discussing the surgery. His staff helped me prepare so that post surgery recovery time was minimal. I will never regret my decision to move forward with this procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Sorensen and his staff."- M.J. / Google / Jul 13, 2018
"Dr. Sorensen is a 5 Star Dr. all the way from start to finish. I cannot express how pleased I am with Dr.Sorensen and his artistic abilities when it comes to sculpting the human body. I am 34 years old and chose Dr. Sorensen to perform my abdominoplasty surgery on 6/23/18. It’s been 2 weeks since my procedure and my stomach looks amazing, i feel great and all in all it has been an easy process, little pain, minimal downtime and remarkable results. I have felt so great, that the most challenging part about this whole procedure has been trying to not do so much because I feel so well. I have 4 children, have had 3 C-Sections and a hysterectomy. I was told the pain would be comparable to my C-sections and hysterectomy, I must say, for me this holds zero truth. In comparison to pain and recovery time, I would rate my pain, from my abdominoplasty a 2 compared to my C-sections and hysterectomy being a 10. However he provided me with adequate pain care and I believe that has helped immensely w/controlling my pain. I felt a high level of comfort from the second I met Dr.Sorensen, I believe he truly cares about each individual patient and their desired results. What I appreciate most about Dr.Sorensen is his professionalism, knowledge and confidence in his abilities as a Plastic Surgeon. You cannot go wrong in choosing him to do your work, and can say I am beyond pleased with my results. I am extremely blessed that Dr.Sorensen was the one that did my procedure and I can honestly say I have ZERO regret. I did my homework on Dr.Sorensen and took the time to read every single review others had left regarding their experience w/him and can tell you he is a trusted Plastic Surgeon with a remarkable reputation and education. He is worth the wait and worth every penny! Thank you Dr.Sorensen for turning my dream into a reality and for giving me results I never could’ve dreamed of having, results I thought my stomach wasn’t capable of!"- C.N. / Google / Jul 06, 2018
Types of Injectables
The market for injectable fillers has exploded over the last decade; offering numerous options and brands for patients to consider.
A fat transfer is a process that takes fat from one body part and directly transfers it to an area of the face to add volume. This type of filler offers good results, but may not last as long because the body will naturally absorb some of the injected fat.
Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids. It can be derived from the human body or animals (known as bovine collagen). Collagen feels very natural when injected. It is commonly used in the lips for lip augmentation.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a substance found naturally in human bones. It is a mineral-like compound and one of the heavier derma fillers. This particular filler treatment is generally used for deep crevices and creases.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in the human body. It can be found in connective and skin tissue and cartilage. It is extracted, reformulated and then offered as a derma filler. It is a popular choice because of its compatibility.
Polylactic acid is a synthetic substance created and used as a filler. This particular substance works differently than the other fillers because, once injected, it stimulates collagen production. Therefore, results will not be immediate but will appear gradually over time.
The primary semi-permanent filler on the market today is polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). This filler contains a low concentration of microspheres suspended in a larger amount of purified collagen gel. PMMA is more solid and heavier than most other fillers. It is used for deep wrinkles, deep contours and crevices, and is sometimes used as a permanent implant during reconstructive surgery.
During/After the Procedure
Prior to treatment, the practitioner will assess various aspects of the face and make marks directly on the skin to note where the injection sites will be. The face will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied to help numb the top layer of skin. Using a syringe with a fine needle, the filler will be injected into the marked areas until the desired fullness has been achieved. Most patients are pleased with their results. While this will vary by filler product, most will produce results lasting from 3 months to a full year.
The price for an injectable filler treatment will vary depending on how many syringes will be needed and product used. On average, most patients can expect to pay between $500-$1,500 for a treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost Per Treatment
- $500 - $1,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 30 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Injectable Filler FAQS
Are Fillers Safe?
All injectable fillers on the market today are FDA-approved and are safe to use. It is important to discuss the differences between each filler treatment to decide which is the best choice for your specific situation.
The results of each injectable filler treatment will vary. On average, most will last between 3 months and a full year. Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane are among some of the most common fillers and usually last 6 months or longer. Fat injections will last the shortest amount of time because a portion will reabsorb into the body within several months.
Fillers VS. BOTOX?
Injectable fillers help to decrease wrinkles by adding volume to smooth the skin’s surface. BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin offer a result that looks and acts similar, but with a different approach. These treatments use a neurotoxic agent injected into the skin to temporarily freeze overactive muscles causing wrinkles. When the muscles relax, the visible wrinkles on the outer layer of the skin relax and soften, resulting in a smoother, younger appearance.