The natural aging process ushers in a variety of inescapable physical changes that affect practically every part of your body, including the appearance of your face. As you grow older, your face loses subcutaneous fat and volume, making fine lines and wrinkles more apparent. At Advanced Skincare MedCenter in the Los Angeles area, the expert team of physicians offer minimally invasive dermal fillers, including Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® cosmetic injections, to help patients look more youthful and feel their best. Make an online appointment, or call one of their offices in Newport Beach or Fullerton, California.
What are dermal fillers?
Age makes the skin on your face more prone to wrinkling, sagging, and uneven skin tone. Fat under the skin that used to give your facial skin a youthful plumpness diminishes over time. A so-called “facial deflation” begins at about the age of 30, and continues as time goes on.
Age-induced facial deflation is responsible for the flattened cheeks, thinning temples, and lip thinning that’s common among middle-aged adults. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectable cosmetic products made with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial substances that help rejuvenate facial skin and add facial volume.
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to temporarily reverse age-related facial deflation and plump and smooth wrinkles and furrows without having to resort to surgery. Fillers can subtly change your look and be adjusted as desired. They can help diminish the appearance of deep lines around your eyes, brow, or mouth; change the contour of your jawline; flesh out your cheeks; or even enhance your lips.
Dermal fillers are also useful for taking care of minor scars and depressions, such as those caused by acne. Dermal fillers are one of the most commonly requested aesthetic procedures because they deliver immediate results, carry very few risks or side effects, and require little to no recovery time.
Which fillers does Advanced Skincare MedCenter use?
The team at Advanced Skincare MedCenter offers dermal filler injections using Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse products. The Juvederm and Restylane collections are smooth, clear hyaluronic acid filler gels. Radiesse fillers use calcium hydroxylapatite, a chemical solution that mimics collagen and stimulates new cell growth.
Your physician chooses between several fillers to correct your aesthetic concerns. They use the following products to smooth fine lines and deeper facial wrinkles:
- Juvederm XC
- Juvederm VOLLURE XC
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
However, if you’re more concerned with sagging skin or volume loss in your cheeks or lips than with wrinkles, other facial filler products are formulated to specifically address those concerns. For example, your physician uses Juvederm VOLUMA XC and Restylane Lyft to add volume beneath the surface of the skin to subtly improve the contour of your cheeks. They use Juvederm VOLBELLA XC and Restylane Silk to add volume to your lips and reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines.
What can I expect from the procedure?
During your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your aesthetic goals with the team. They develop a customized treatment plan that includes choosing the dermal fillers that best meet those goals. In the days leading up to your procedure, you’ll be given thorough pre-treatment instructions telling you what you should avoid (aspirin, ibuprofen, and smoking) and what’s recommended (staying hydrated before and after the procedure).
Your physician administers dermal fillers through a few tiny facial injections, which are generally considered painless and don’t require anesthesia. The average session lasts 10-20 minutes, with immediate results that may last up to a year.
Don’t wait to regain a youthful appearance. Give Advanced Skincare MedCenter a call today at one of their convenient locations, or make an appointment online.