Injectable dermal fillers can deliver dramatic facial rejuvenation results in a safe, non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Dermal fillers can help restore lost facial volume, smooth out smile lines, remove vertical lip lines, soften creases in the face, and promote a more youthful and natural appearance.
If you’re interested in reducing the appearance of visible signs of aging without the hassle and extensive downtime involved with surgery, dermal fillers may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Many visible signs of aging can be traced back to loss of volume in the facial tissues. As we age, the body’s natural production of collagen slows down, causing a decline in skin volume. This process, known as soft tissue atrophy, can lead to signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles, facial hollows, and shrunken skin tissue. Environmental factors such as smoking and sun exposure can also contribute to this process.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to counteract the effects of soft tissue atrophy. Though often referred to as wrinkle fillers, dermal fillers actually accomplish much more. The ingredients in dermal fillers work to plump up withered skin, restore volume to facial hollows, treat facial folds, and smooth wrinkles, so that skin appears smoother, more supple, and more youthful.
Dermal fillers are not permanent. How long your results last will depend on several factors, including the type of filler used, the area that is treated, and the patient. Some dermal fillers from six to 18 months. To maintain your results, you can repeat the treatment as needed. Your cosmetic surgeon will work with you to adjust treatment as necessary, depending on your results and desired outcome.
Everyone’s skin and desired results will be different, and multiple dermal fillers are available to offer varying degrees of texture, density, and depth of injection. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which dermal filler will help you achieve your desired results. A qualified cosmetic surgeon can work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific areas of concern.
Below are some of the injectables commonly used for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can last up to one year. The active ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid is often used in skincare products due to its ability to retain water, keep tissues hydrated, and promote more supple skin.
When used in filler injections, hyaluronic acid helps fill in the spaces between collagen and elastin fibers, helping replenish the skin’s natural support structure. Eventually, the body safely absorbs the hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers.
Juvederm offers a smooth consistency that gives a natural look and feel to the skin. It’s often used to smooth lines under the eyes or around the mouth, promote plumper lips, and soften nasolabial folds.
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers also includes Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volbella.
Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler specifically created to restore facial volume in the cheeks.
Juvederm Volbella is a non-surgical filler designed for the lips and mouth area. Results from Juvederm Volbella can last up to one year.
Radiesse is a dermal filler containing calcium-based microspheres that stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Over time, these microspheres break down, and the body absorbs them. Radiesse delivers immediate, natural-looking results that can last for a year or more.
Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid gel injectable used to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and the mouth. It provides same-day results that last six months or longer for some patients.
Restylane is a natural dermal filler used to fill in creases in the face and plump the lips. It is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Restylane can be used to smooth lines around the mouth or the eyes and soften nasolabial folds.
Restylane Silk is an injectable treatment specifically designed to enhance the lips and smooth lines around the mouth.
Restylane Lyft can be used to fill in facial folds and restore volume in the cheeks. The molecules in Restylane Lyft are four times larger than in regular Restylane, so it takes the body longer to break them down. Results from Restylane Lyft can last six to 12 months.
Sculptra is a facial rejuvenation treatment that uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen.
Bellafill is a unique injectable filler that uses polymethylmethacrylate microspheres to help the body produce more collagen. The increased collagen production helps restore facial volume and smooth away wrinkles. Bellafill can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Results from Bellafill can last for years instead of months.
If you’re interested in the use of dermal fillers to give you a more youthful appearance, contact Cosmetique Aesthetics to request a free consultation. We offer a wide array of non-surgical procedures to help our patients look and feel their best.