There is a new wrinkle, of sorts, in the cosmetic filler wars. Plastic surgeons are being trained to use a new type of collagen injections to fill in those undesirable creases!
“I look in the mirror and go, oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m 49,” said Tonya Wilder.
At 49, Tonya Wilder says “parentheses” don’t belong on her face.
“Right in here is the most I guess because when you smile, it’s – so, if we could soften this a little bit,” said Wilder. She wants her nasolabial folds (the line or crease that runs from the corner of the nose to the outer area of the lip) filled in.
And Dr. Rod Rohrich, has a new weapon in the fight against creases. It’s called “Evolence.”
“It stimulates the natural collagen and is gradually replaced over 6-9 months,” said Rohrich.
Evolence promises to fill immediately and last longer, no bruising or swelling. It’s collagen that actually comes from pigs.
“The collagen looks just like type 1 collagen of humans,” said Dr. Rohrich.
Tonya only needs one syringe and within 20 minutes, her wrinkles are less noticeable. Dr. Rohrich says she’s free to go back to work and make plans that night.
“If you feel good about yourself then you have a different attitude. Yeah I think it’s worth it,” said Wilder.
Evolence is an FDA-approved facial filler only for the nasolabial folds. It lasts about six months and varies in price.