Injectable fillers for facial contours continue to be a rapidly expanding market in the aesthetic arena worldwide. This huge demand has created a large volume of new materials for injection. We have continued to see expansion of the HA based products such as Restylane and Juvederm. HA type fillers have been the mainstay of our innovative volumizing practice which has grown significantly. Volumizing is the practice of refilling the face which has lost volume with aging and reshaping the face in a more youthful look. Core Plastic Surgery was the first surgery practice in Alabama and one of the first in the United States to utilize facial volume enhancing techniques as early as the mid-1990s with a product called Cymetra which was a collagen based product. Since that time refinements in technology have allowed us to be much more specific and achieve much better results. We use HA fillers to put off the need for surgery in some patients and we also use it in our post-facelift patients as well to enhance their results with facial volume. The classic use for the products has also been for lip enhancement which Dr. Core does frequently. Evolence is a new product which is collagen based we have had good success with for the nasolabial folds and now we are using it throughout the face and even around the eyes to improve the deep creases which make you look tired. If you would like to know more about these products and techniques, you can visit our blog or call Regina Windham at (205) 397-2100 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Core.