While many people seek the help of a cosmetic surgeon to combat the effects of aging, actual cosmetic surgery is often the last step the surgeon will recommend. When you are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore your youthful looks and vitality, dermal fillers can often be used.
Why Dermal Fillers?
Here’s a closer look at some of the dermal fillers used at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic and their primary uses.
Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma
Since its approval for use by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm has become one of the most popular and effective types of dermal fillers, and works especially well at adding volume to your lips. Juvederm can get rid of your wrinkles, treat scars from acne, make your lips plumper, and reduce wrinkles in your hands.
A more specialized variety, Juvederm Voluma, can add volume to your cheeks. Better still, a traditional Juvederm treatment can last up to a year, making it one of the most user-friendly forms of cosmetic corrections available.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft
Restylane is an effective and widely-used dermal filler. It is made from natural and safe ingredients and will help to get rid of sagging facial skin by adding volume, tightening your skin, and smoothing out the wrinkles
Made from hyaluronic acid, Restylane helps to moisten your skin by bonding to water molecules, which creates a long-lasting, natural effect that lasts up to nine months after an initial treatment, and even longer via subsequent treatments.
Radiesse is a biosynthetic dermal filler that utilizes no parts of any animals or animal products, making it the most PETA-friendly dermal filler on the market. Radiesse is made from a natural mineral, which means your body likely will more readily absorb and adapt to it, more so than synthetic fillers.
Radiesse is most effective at getting rid of the wrinkles on your face and hands, and produces nearly instantaneous results that often last between a year and 18 months.
When you have severe frown lines and wrinkles, your doctor might opt for Dysport dermal filler, which relaxes muscles by blocking nerve signals. As the muscles relax, the related wrinkles and frown lines become smoother and go away. A typical treatment will take about 15 minutes to half an hour to complete, with results lasting up to four months.
One of the newest types of dermal filler on the market, Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid and restores youthful looks and vitality by replacing lost collagen. As you age and lose collagen in your skin, you develop wrinkles and facial folds. Sculptra can replace that lost collagen over the course of several treatments. The number of treatments needed varies by patient, but most see positive results from about three treatments done over a span of several months.
Botox isn’t actually a dermal filler, but it functions similarly to one. Rather than working as a filler, Botox blocks the nerves and relaxes the muscles that create deep creases, wrinkles, and other facial lines over time.
Just a small amount of Botox injected in precisely the correct location will get rid of unsightly wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other furrows, and restore your youthful vitality. A typical Botox treatment will last for about three to four months, before another treatment is needed.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
When you have facial wrinkles, furrows, frown lines, folds, and other signs of aging, a variety of FDA-approved treatments using dermal fillers, Botox, and other processes can help you to restore your natural vitality and good looks.
Consulting with Dr. Parvin Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic will help you determine which treatments would work best for you, and provide the longest-lasting results. With dermal filler treatments, you can look many years younger, without invasive – and more expensive – surgical procedures.