The signs of aging affect everyone regardless of gender, ethnicity, and lifestyle. There are a few factors that can hasten the formation of these signs, such as smoking, genetics, exposure to sun, and stress.
Cosmetic medicine has come a long way in creating cutting-edge anti-wrinkle solutions, and many people now use injectable dermal fillers to fill their facial age lines. Injectable hyaluronic-acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are effective ways to eliminate facial lines, folds, and wrinkles.
Juvederm and Restylane are minimally invasive FDA-approved treatments that help improve the skin’s structure by restoring moisture. They are composed of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that moisturizes the skin in order to restore the moisture it has lost due to the aging process and environmental factors. Once the skin’s moisture is replenished, volume is boosted and the quality of your skin is improved. Through this, your skin becomes smoother, softer, and free of wrinkles and age lines.
Juvederm and Restylane are specifically made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid lasts longer in the body and is much more effective when it comes to attracting and attaching to water molecules.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Hyaluronic-Acid Fillers?
Wrinkles and fine lines can appear as early as your mid-twenties. It’s natural to find them unsightly and aesthetically displeasing. Anybody who has noticed that their face has developed obvious signs of aging such as wrinkles, folds, and fine lines is a good candidate for dermal filler injections.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural organic compound designed to cause no side effects. Dermal fillers are excellent options for people who do not want to undergo major surgical procedures such as facelifts. This treatment does not involve scalpels or create scars, and it requires zero downtime, so you’ll be able to immediately return to your daily schedule.
How Is the Injection Procedure Performed?
Juvederm contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which will make the procedure more comfortable by numbing the treatment regions. The first step of the treatment involves choosing the best injection points on the patient’s face. The chosen filler is precisely injected into the skin at these specific points. The compound spreads itself underneath the layer of skin. Antiseptic is applied during the procedure to minimize chances of infection.
The patient can go back to work following the procedure. They are advised to protect their skin from direct sunlight for a few days.
What Can You Expect from Dermal Fillers?
Once wrinkle fillers have been injected, your skin immediately becomes smoother and softer. Wrinkles, lines, and folds are erased, leaving you looking more youthful than ever. Hyaluronic-acid fillers produce results that can last for four to six months or longer depending on a number of factors.
Learn More About Your Dermal Filler Options
A hyaluronic-acid filler may be the best injectable option for your wrinkles and fine lines. Another option we may recommend is Radiesse, a dermal filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres instead of hyaluronic acid. This filler is used for deeper facial folds and as a result involves deeper injections.
To find out which filler is right for you, visit Doctors Roger Friedman, Douglas Forman, Kathy Huang, and Anita Kulkarni, board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience in cosmetic procedures. Contact our office to arrange a consultation regarding your dermal filler treatment options.