You have a big event coming up, but you are feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Don’t fret as everyone has been where you are now. With age, a majority of adults find themselves less than satisfied with the image that stares back at them in the mirror. Whether you are attending a grand dinner party or your high school reunion, dermal fillers can help. It is a simple, quick solution to help you look as youthful and fabulous. Let’s find out more!
Getting to Know Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a leading and non-invasive solution for treating facial aging issues. There is a range of dermal fillers available on the market today and their substances work by replacing volume that has diminished with one’s age. In most cases, the procedure has the ability to produce immediate results with minimal downtime. You may opt for dermal fillers if you want to plump your lips, add volume to your cheeks, or smooth wrinkles and facial lines. However, this is not a permanent solution as results typically last up to nine months.
Different Types of Dermal Fillers
This dermal filler is designed to help contour the face, shape the lips, and smooth out troubled wrinkles. The procedure involves a simple injection and only requires 30 to 45 minutes to complete. With that, you should expect to experience mild swelling or redness at the injection site, after your procedure. Because the chemical background of Restylane, it can bind to water pretty well. This means the results can last for months. Some patients’ Restylane lasted six, nine, or even twelve months. If you wish to maintain the results you get, you have to get repeated injections.
Radiesse is made of a synthetic substance called calcium hydoxyapatite (it is similar to bone) and is used to treat deep wrinkles and lines around one’s mouth and nose. You can also think of Radiesse as a wrinkle filler that plumps the skin. The procedure involves a simple injection under the skin, which adds needed volume and over time, stimulate your body’s own natural collagen. Natural results from this procedure have said to have lasted for up to a year for many patients.
Evolence is a filler that is derived from pig (porcine) collagen. The opaque, yellowish gel (the filler) is designed to add volume and structure to the patient’s depleted facial areas. The collagen is typically injected into the facial skin’s inner layers to correct moderate or deep nasolabial folds and facial wrinkles.
Juvéderm™ is a pliant consistency gel that is made of hyaluronic acid. This type of dermal filler is designed to treat moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds caused by age-related volume loss. In addition, the option can used for lip augmentation purposes. Only adults that are over the age of 21 are suited for the Juvéderm™ option.
Before deciding on what dermal filler may be best for you, it is recommended that you perform ample research and give careful thought to your options. You can meet with a qualified doctor such as Dr. Scott Newman for an initial consultation to discuss your different options.