Subcutaneous fat naturally diminishes over time, and collagen and elastin, which are substances that keep our skin looking plump and resilient, decrease. Facial wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent, and skin stretches. Sun exposure, lifestyle factors, and heredity can all accelerate this process and speed the appearance of aging. Dermal fillers are an extremely popular cosmetic procedure that can help restore volume and fullness while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines.
Several types of dermal fillers are available and can be used to:
• Enhance natural facial contours
• Soften expression lines, creases, and wrinkles
• Smooth scars
• Plump hollows and recessed areas
• Add volume to thin lips
• Combat the early signs of aging
Available dermal fillers include:
Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. The hyaluronic acid is in the form of a special transparent, biocompatible gel that plumps and moisturizes skin. Itis gradually absorbed over time.
2. Juvederm Voluma XC
This filler has a denser consistency and is designed to tackle tougher lines and wrinkles, including moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds and deep expression lines. It can also be used to enhance lips. The results can last up to a year.
Radiesse is a special filler that stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production process for greater elasticity, instant results, and a more youthful appearance that lasts a year or more.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that can be used to smooth fine lines, contour cheeks, add volume to lips, or enhance facial features with long-lasting results.
Dermal fillers are not right for every patient, but can be a great option for those who want a conservative alternative to surgery. If you are healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations, fillers might be a good choice for you. The procedure can be performed in our office in a single appointment. Side effects are rare. Temporary redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site can occur, but are usually mild and self-limiting.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your look with minimally invasive treatment options, dermal fillers might be right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Tarzana in the San Fernando Valley.