One of the hallmarks of aging is the loss of skin volume (which can create static wrinkles), hollow areas of the face, and an overall less youthful appearance. Total bummer. Fortunately, with the right cosmetic treatment here at Live Medspa, you can easily reverse these visible signs of aging, and feel like yourself again.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular classes of cosmetic treatments in the world! If you don’t keep up with the latest cosmetic treatments, will give you the basic rundown. A dermal filler is a non-invasive injectable treatment that directly increases the volume of the skin by injecting a gel-like formula into the sub-dermal areas of the skin.
Depending on the filler being used, you can address several visible signs of aging so you can enjoy a youthful, revitalized appearance.
What are Dermal Fillers used for?
Fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss After the age of 25, your collagen production starts to decline—which leads to a loss of skin elasticity. With this loss of skin elasticity, volume depletion begins, causing hollow cheeks, drier and thinner skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Some wrinkles and lines you may see only if you smile, while the lines at the corners of the mouth, across the cheeks, and along the neck are known as static wrinkles. This is where dermal fillers can come to your rescue.
Most popularly, dermal fillers are being used to enhance the appearance of the lips. The natural aging process may delete the amount of volume in the lips, which can make your lips appear thin or wrinkled. Dermal fillers can treat perioral lines, smoker’s lines, lipstick lines, and even downturned mouth corners.
What types of brands are FDA approved?
What’s the best of the best in injectable treatments? There are several dermal treatments to look at, to see which one is best fit to meet your aesthetic goals. Here are some of the best brands that our providers love:
Juvéderm is the largest and most popular collection of dermal injectables available! This family of products is formulated with hyaluronic acid and has a variety of different formulas with unique densities to be used in specialized areas of the face. Juvéderm’s popularity comes from the fact that its formulas use special vycross technology to lock the filler in place. So, enjoy those long-lasting results! Results can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months based on the formula used.
Restylane is generally considered a good brand for people who have moderate visible signs of aging, particularly wrinkles around the eyes, beneath the eyes, and even on the forehead. Like Juvéderm, it is formulated with hyaluronic acid. Most people can expect the results to last for 12 months or more.
Revanesse is another hyaluronic acid dermal injectable, although it’s newer on the cosmetic injectable scene than the others. With the use of revolutionary cross-linked technology, this flexible dermal filler has a unique composition with smaller, rounder particles that allow the product to sit more smoothly beneath the skin surface. This product is ideal for people who have mild visible signs of aging. Most can expect results to last for about six months.
Radiesse is an injectable made with one of the most unique formulas in the world. Unlike the aforementioned brands, Radiesse is formulated with calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres, which ultimately work with the body to increase natural collagen production. These microspheres can help you achieve dramatic anti-aging results, particularly for those who have severe lines and wrinkles. Additionally, Radiesse can also be used to reduce the appearance of aging in the hands. For hands, the results of this treatment can last for six months; for facial treatments, results usually last between 12 and 15 months.
How do these treatment work?
No matter which brands you decide to use, the basic steps of your treatment will be the same. Your provider will tailor your treatment to your exact needs and inject in the areas of focus. Although some injectables are formulated with lidocaine, such as Juvéderm, many patients still opt to use a topical numbing cream to ensure each treatment is comfortable.
Will I need to prepare for treatment?
Only minor preparation; avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment and stop using blood-thinning medications or supplements for at least one week.
When will I see the results?
The results of a dermal injectable will be immediate – most people leave their appointment looking revitalized and youthful. However, it may take a few days for the formula to fully settle. Most people will see the full results within one to two weeks of their treatment, depending on the product.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance Today!
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