Derma fillers are used to rejuvenate, enhance shallow depressions, and create a younger, youthful contour to the face for men and women.
The use of injectable cosmetic fillers is considered a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is becoming increasingly popular as an anti aging treatment due to the immediate long lasting results they provide.
Dermal fillers is an injectable substance that is used to help reverse the changes due to normal aging, restore fat-loss, fill in lines, smooth out and soften face wrinkles, and they can even be effective for smoothing the appearance of scar depressions.
The loss of elasticity, firmness, volume and tone weakens with age. Our collagen protein, elastin fibers, and hyaluronic acid support wears down and diminish as we grow older resulting in a thinner skin that is prone to wrinkles and sagging.
An anti aging treatment facial filler provides instant correction and restoration results. It will help restore a firm support structure for less money and risk compared to more invasive plastic surgeries such as a facelift.
Treatments are also used for facial contouring, enhance fullness to the lips (lip filler) or to correct marionette lines (The lines that extend below the corners of the mouth.)
The cosmetic wrinkle fillers substance is skillfully injected just under the skin’s surface, in tiny amounts to the desired area to be treated. Brief, minimal discomfort may be felt. If needed, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the area.
Facial rejuvenation procedures takes about 15 minutes -1 hour, depending on how large the area to be treated. Most patients are comfortable returning to their daily activities immediately.
Derma fillers are very safe with a low incidence of allergic reaction. Side effects of mild soreness, redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site is expected after the treatment, which usually disappear within 1-2 days.
Collagen based fillers is the best known lip fillers and wrinkle filler, but there are many other advanced varieties of face fillers physicians can use to plump up your skin and fill in the gaps, including fat from your own body (fat transfer).
Many factors are taken into consideration to determine the best product for the job. The decision for choosing the best product is based on the individual patient, condition of your skin, treatment location, budget, severity of the problem, and how long you want the results to last.
In some cases, multiple dermafillers can be used in various places in the face to provide optimal results to the entire face. This is sometimes referred to as a liquid facelift.
Radiesse is an ideal choice for facial shaping and restoring volume in and around the cheeks.
It replenishes volume loss and delivers soft, natural-looking results. The ingredients stimulate the body to produce your own natural collagen. This soft tissue derma filler provides an immediate result.
Product results may last up to 18 months.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally produced substance in the body that diminishes over time. This compound helps to add volume to tissues and support facial structures. It also keeps skin supple and hydrated by attracting and binding water.
Some of the products that use hyaluronic acid are Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm.
* Restylane - $$/$$$
This safe, natural substance fills in lines, reduces face wrinkles, and restores volume and fullness where fat loss has occurred.
It also enhances facial contours, and helps fill in and reduce the depth of nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
The result is immediate and can last from 6-12 months.
* Perlane - $$/$$$
Similar to Restylane, Perlane is used to augment lips. It has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, a larger molecule size and designed for deeper folds and adding fullness.
Perlane provides lifting power and creates contour and form by filling cheek indentations and deeper creases around the mouth and forehead area.
The result is immediate and can last from 6-12 months.
* Juvederm - $$/$$$
This smooth formula is used for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
There are several variety formula levels available. This gives flexibility to tailor each treatment to the unique needs of an individual patient.
Results will last 6-12 months.
Non-absorbable synthetic and considered to be permanent so the skill of the doctor is important.
The effects are both immediate and long-term and are generally administered in small amounts within a 6 month period.
The substance (PMMA) may cause an allergic reaction so an allergy test is required before treatment.
Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles that create wrinkles unlike fillers that add volume by filling in wrinkle depressions. Injections block the nerve signals, the muscle is relaxed, and the wrinkle formations are softened.
Botox is primarily used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. The result is a more pleasant refreshed look that can be seen within a week after treatment. It generally lasts 3-6 months.
It can be used alone or in a combination with fillers and other rejuvenation procedures to improve your results.
Touch -up treatments will be required to maintain the results
Without touch-up treatments the derma fillers is gradually broken down and absorbed harmlessly by the body, gradually returning to its previous appearance.
Duration of the filler can be enhanced by regular follow-up treatments before the product has completely dissolved and been absorbed by the body.
Overall, fillers of all types help improve the facial appearance. Some fillers are best suited for certain areas of the face, have different consistencys, and duration times.
A skilled doctor with an experienced injection technique is the most important consideration to get the best results.
Keep informed- New technologies, treatments, and products are constantly being developed, tested, and made available.