Safely and Effectively Remove the Signs of Aging – Soft Tissue Fillers
Aging can be cruel to your face and there are a number of factors that may contribute to an aging face, including lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and discoloration. However, the loss of fullness is the main factor that causes the face to lose its youthfulness. At about the age of 25, the face begins to stop producing collagen, which helps to keep the face plump and contoured. Wrinkle fillers are the safest and most effective way to plump, fill, lift and re-contour the face.
What are Wrinkle Fillers?
Wrinkle fillers, also known as liquid face-lifts, are FDA-approved fillers that are injected into the soft tissue areas of the face. There are four primary types of injectable fillers, Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm and Sculptra. Each different filler works by increasing the tissue volume, so it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as improves the contouring of the skin.
Radiesse, like all injectable fillers, is a non-permanent wrinkle filler. Radiesse is a thick biodegradable material that has immediate and noticeable results, especially in areas with deep lines or scars. It is commonly recommended for treating the deep lines that extend from the outer edge of your nostrils to the outer edge of your lips. Radiesse is very effective in making the cheeks look full and smooth as well as firming jawline. Radiesse has a variety of benefits including:
- Requires fewer treatments
- Effective for deep lines
- Quick and safe
- Few side effects and low risk for allergic reactions
Restylane is a popular soft tissue filler that is often used to treat wrinkles, lips, under eye bags and facial contouring. Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the body. Restylane is biodegradable and the ideal choice for those who are concerned about the use of other synthetic options. The effects of Restylane last for six months to one year. It has few, if any side effects, with the most common being temporary redness.
Juvederm is a filler that is most commonly used to treat wrinkles and fill in lines around the folds of the mouth, the lips and cheeks. It is the most common choice of fillers for lines and wrinkles. Juvederm is a popular filler for a lip augmentation, which is significantly less expensive than a surgical procedure to lift the face and enhance the lips. The cost of Juvederm varies depending on the area being treated and the volume that is needed to be replaced.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile. Read more about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel.
Sculptra is a volumizer made of polylactic acid, so it is easily broken down in the body. It is not made from animal or human sources, so there is no need for allergy testing beforehand. Each Sculptra treatment typically consists of injections, which immediately fill the sunken area. The water that is used to reconsitiute Sculptra, absorbs into the skin. Sculptra helps to encourage the rebuilding of collagen.
To encourage a longer lasting effect from the wrinkle fillers, Botox is often used to relax muscle contraction in addition to the filler. Botox is a safe treatment and P. Alexander Ataii M.D. has provided over 15,000 treatments both with and without the addition of fillers.
Contact P. Alexander Ataii M.D. for more information for a free consultation and see which filler is right for you.