Wouldn’t You Like to Look Years Younger?
If you have fine lines, wrinkles, prominent tear troughs, or other signs of an aging face, some amazing new ways to look instantly younger, without surgery, are available. One of the most popular and easy non-surgical treatments is dermal fillers. While similarities and differences exist between the various products, there is one common denominator – dermal fillers are highly purified substances that are used to restore volume to your face, and make you look years younger.
The Aging Face and Dermal Fillers
As we age, changes take place in the face. Much of this is related to loss of facial volume. This occurs due to loss of collagen, loss of fat, and decreased water content in the tissues. In addition, remodeling of the underlying bony structure and descending of the fat pads occurs. Finally, there is decreased elasticity of the skin. Dermal fillers help to correct these abnormalities by adding volume to the face.
Where are dermal fillers used?
Dermal fillers are often used to treat many areas, including:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Jaw lines
- Forehead lines
- Ear Lobes
How is it done?
The procedure is done in the office. It is very fast and easy to undergo. Depening upon the area that is being treated (and patient preference), sometimes a small amount of numbing cream is placed on the skin to be treated. Then, via a tiny needle or cannula, the substance is carefully injected into the desired areas. The procedure takes just a few minutes. There is no downtime and you can return to work the same day.
What is being injected?
Approximately 85% of dermal fillers being used today are derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring product in the body. The great part about using these substances is that they are reversible – so if you don’t like your results, you can go back to looking like you did before.
Some of the common dermal fillers that are made up of hyaluronic acid are entire product lines of Juvederm (Ultra, Ultra Plus, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma) and Restylane (including Defyne, Lyft, Regular Restylan, Refyne and Silk), as well as Belotero. These products have different properties that make each of them more specifically suited for one application or another.
Another dermal filler which is commonly used is Radiesse. This product is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite and works by stimulating collagen formation.
Does it hurt?
Because we use topical or local anesthesia, the procedure is relatively painless. In addition, many of the fillers being utilized today also contain Lidocaine, an anesthetic that helps to further minimize discomfort.
What kind of Results should I expect, and how long does it last?
The wonderful thing about being treated with dermal fillers is that you can see results immediately, which can be incredibly gratifying. Results are intended to be smooth and natural looking. The appearance may change somewhat over the first couple of weeks, occasionally leading to a touch-up treatment. But, in general, you can expect a significant improvement on the first day of treatment.
Depending on the site being injected and the substance being used, results can last anywhere from 6 months to several years.
*Please note individual results may vary.
Is it Affordable?
The easy answer is – absolutely, yes. Think of it this way – how much do you spend monthly on cosmetics and other beautifying agents? Imagine not even having to deal with some of the issues that you currently face when you look in the mirror.
Also, compared to surgical interventions, dermal fillers are extremely affordable. And unlike surgery, if you don’t like your results, with most fillers the results are reversible.
If You Want To Learn More About How Dermal Fillers Can Help You Look Younger Instantly:
Contact us at (310) 986-6500 and make an appointment today.