Many visible signs of aging can be linked to volume loss. As we age, we lose several substances that support the skin causing lines, folds or hollowness. One way we can reverse these signs of aging is with dermal fillers.
TYPES OF FILLER
Hyaluronic acid filler (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, RHA, and Versa) is the most popular filler to help smooth wrinkles, plump the skin, and restore a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in our bodies. Its purpose is to lubricate joints and eyes, and to keep the skin supple by binding to water molecules in skin cells. As we age, hyaluronic acid decreases leading to wrinkles, gauntness and dull skin. Treatments with hyaluronic acid filler restore moisture and volume to repair the skin.
Polylactic acid filler (Sculptra) is a synthetic filler that helps stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin and works similar to hyaluronic acid in keeping the skin plump.
Calcium hydroxylapatite filler (Radiesse) is naturally found in human bones and is a mineral-like compound. This biosynthetic filler is best for deep lines or hollowness.
AREAS TO TREAT WITH FILLER
When filler first became available almost 20 year ago, it was designed to treat lines and folds around the nose and mouth. Today, there many unique formulas of filler specifically designed to treat aging concerns on different areas of the face and body including:
- Under eyes
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette folds
Upon injection, fillers provide immediate volume to the treated area. There is little to no downtime and results are clinically proven to last six months or longer. With consistent use, fillers can help produce new collagen for longer-lasting results.
BOTOX vs FILLER
Many patients ask how Botox and fillers are different. Botox works by relaxing muscle movement that leads to wrinkles. Fillers work by injecting a product into the skin to restore volume loss and reduce wrinkles. Both treatments work differently and independently, but together they provide rejuvenation to the entire face.
To learn more about dermal fillers and to see which one is right for your needs, please contact us at 504-777-3047 or email@example.com.