What Are Fillers?
Fillers are injectable substances injected around the eyes and mouth to enhance facial volume. Several fillers are available, including collagen, fat and hyaluronic acid. They can be used for various reasons, including restoring volume to the Face during weight loss and after cosmetic surgery.
How do they work?
Fillers work differently depending on the substance used. For example, collagen is injected into the skin to restore volume. Hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen growth beneath the surface of the skin. Fat grafts are taken from an area of the body with excess fat. This can be a good option for those who don’t want to feel pain because it is typically a less invasive procedure than traditional fat removal methods.
Different Types of Fillers
Collagen implants are the injection of collagen beneath the skin’s surface to restore volume to the cheeks, temples, and around the eyes. It can also be used to fill deep wrinkles. This procedure plumps fine lines and wrinkles with a collagen sheet beneath them. It is a popular method for restoring volume around the eyes because it doesn’t require cutting the skin’s surface or breaking down capillaries.
Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, others) Hyaluronic acid is ideal for restoring contour and volume after cosmetic surgery that has left scars on the skin’s surface. It is also used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, especially deep crevices. It is injected into the skin to fill in those crevices. The benefit of this is that it works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the treated area, therefore filling in fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is also FDA-approved as a medical treatment for several skin conditions, including wrinkles.
Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) This substance is made of degradable poly-L-lactic acid, a type of sugar. It is injected into the skin to restore volume and contour. Its degradable properties mean it gradually breaks down as your body naturally metabolizes the sugar it contains. This leaves a long-lasting improvement in the problem area. It is most commonly used in people not candidates for other methods to restore volume.
Where in the Face can Fillers be Used?
Fillers can be used to target a variety of areas on the Face, including around the eyes and mouth. Cheek enhancement is a common filler because it can restore lost volume or after surgery. Products like Restylane are great for plumping up the cheeks and filling deep forehead wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles near the nose, mouth, and eyes. Plumping up the cheeks is a popular use of collagen. It can be used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles here as well.
Fillers are a safe, effective way to achieve a more youthful appearance. They can improve the look of sagging skin and wrinkles in various areas. Without the trauma associated with other treatments, you can have immediate results without incisions or cuts to the skin.
At Elite Aesthetics & Wellness in Newport Beach, CA, D’Andra Lee MSN, APRN, FNP-C is well aware of the safe, gentle, and effective fillers available to restore volume and contour so get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with D’Andra Lee MSN, APRN, FNP-C.
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