Instant Gratification: Which Dermal Filler Is Right For You?

What if you could achieve a more youthful look in a matter of minutes? What if those crows feet, frown lines, wrinkles and creases could be cured with nothing more than a quick visit to your friendly neighborhood cosmetic surgery center–and your visit wouldn’t involve any surgery at all.
All you’d need is a safe and simple procedure performed by a well-respected medical professional.

If this sounds too good to be true, you’re probably not familiar with injectables, those dermal fillers that have quickly become the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country.

Whether your concerns involve sunken areas, small lines and wrinkles, thinned lips, or folds, injectables can help–and you’ll be able to return to your day without missing a beat. They aren’t face lifts, so there’s no anesthesia, no going under the knife and no down time.

All you need is a consultation with your doctor to determine which type of injectable dermal filler will best help you recapture that full look of your youth, the procedure and you’ll be on your way.

To help get you started, here’s a look at some of the most common injectable dermal fillers:

Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, an all-natural substance that the body produces to maintain skin volume and hydration as well as help lubricate and cushion joints.

As you age, your body produces less Juvederm, which can make your skin more prone to wrinkling and folding. Thankfully, it’s also available as an injectable, which will add volume, lift and contour to your face.

Restylane is also made from hyaluronic acid, and its primary purpose is to smooth facial lines and wrinkles. It’s often combined with Botox to enhance its effectiveness and make the results last longer.

Perlane also comes from hyaluronic acid but its composed of larger gel particles, making it perfect for filling deep folds and helping you achieve greater facial fullness. Many doctors will use it in the lips to restore them to their youthful volume.

If your cheeks or chin have started to fall a little, your doctor may introduce Radiesse as a solution. It’s also composed of hyaluronic acid as well as calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel.

One of the nice things about Radiesse is that it produces immediate results. It also stimulates the production of collagen and promotes tissue regeneration, so its benefits last a long time.

Artefill proves that not all injectables are created equal. It’s the only non-reabsorbable dermal facial filler approved by the FDA–and it’s considered to be permanent. Most physicians use it to provide immediate and long-lasting solutions for wrinkles.

Sculptra is made primarily from poly-L-lactic acid, which is a bio-compatible substance that helps stimulate collagen production. While you probably won’t notice immediate results, three to five treatments typically leads to fuller cheeks, eyes and other areas of the face that may have become sunken over time.

Autologous Fat
Autologous fat is nothing more than tissue taken from one part of your body that is used to fill other parts of your body. It is often used to treat facial scarring, to add volume to specific areas and to treat sunken cheeks and facial lines.

Look Younger In An Instant
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can look younger in an instant thanks to injectables, connect with the Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today. Make an appointment and learn more about which face volumizing treatment is right for you.