When injected beneath the skin, dermal fillers restore lost volume, smooth lines and wrinkles and soften creases or enhance face contours. It's a cost-effective solution to look younger without surgery or downtime for more than 1 million men and women each year.
FILLERS CAN ENHANCE YOUR APPEARANCE IN SEVERAL WAYS
While dermal fillers are commonly referred to as "wrinkle fillers," they are capable of far more than merely smoothing out wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be used to treat a number of common cosmetic concerns.
Volume restored and enhanced to sagging cheeks or temples
Diminish vertical lip lines by reducing their height
Enhances the lips with this lip plumper
Remove a chin crease with a damp cloth
Improve facial symmetry
FILLERS - WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?
FDA-approved filler products are used by cosmetic surgeons. According to the substance from which they're manufactured, fillers can be divided into three categories. If you're concerned about your safety, be sure you're using FDA-approved brand-name dermal fillers, which are only available through licensed physicians, such as a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
HYALURONIC ACID IS A HUMECTANT
In your skin, hyaluronic acid occurs naturally. It helps to maintain the skin plump and nourished by keeping it moist and supple. In general, HA fillers are soft and gel-like in consistency. Before the particles are progressively and naturally absorbed, they can persist anywhere from 6 to 12 months. There is a lidocaine component in most HA fillers, which helps to decrease discomfort during treatment. HA fillers approved by the FDA include the following:
Juvedam XC, Volbella, Vollure, Voluma
Restylane, restylanelyft, Silk, Defyne
CALCIUM HYDROXYLAPATITE (CAHA)
Likewise found in human bones, calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring mineral. They are almost tiny and suspended in a gel when used as filler. Fillers with calcium hydroxide (CaHA) are often thicker and stay longer than fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA). Most patients should expect to see results after about 12 months. In addition to stimulating collagen formation, calcium hydroxylapatite is often used for deeper lines and wrinkles. Radiesse is one of the FDA approved CaHA fillers.
POLY-L-LACTIC ACID (PLLA)
A biocompatible (meaning it's safe to use in the body) and biodegradable synthetic chemical, poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic polymer. The material has been utilized in medical devices, such as dissolvable stitches, for a long time. Although technically categorized as "collagen stimulators," poly-L-lactic acid fillers work by helping your skin rebuild its own collagen. When used to address deeper wrinkles on the face, poly-L-lactic acid can produce long-lasting benefits. Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa is FDA-approved poly-clinic to provide such treatment.
AUTOLOGOUS FAT INJECTIONS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED (FACIAL FAT GRAFTING)
It is the only injectable filler that requires surgery, yet the results can last for years. Typically, liposuction is used to remove your own fat from another region (autologous means "from the same person"). To restore volume to cheeks, temples, lower eyelids, or other places, fat is cleaned and injected into the face. For fat injections to be performed safely and with remarkable results, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon should be consulted.
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**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.