As we age, our bodies change significantly. Hormone production levels alter, leading to a loss of volume in our skin tissues, as well as sagginess, wrinkles, and age lines. When this happens, one of the most effective solutions is the use of dermal fillers. These injectable treatments provide additional volume while also stimulating the development of new collagen and other elements within the skin that can prevent future wrinkles or lessen their depth.
At Glow Aesthetic Center, we provide filler treatments to clients in Woodland Hills on a regular basis. We use brands like Juvéderm, Radiesse, and other top-of-the-line dermal fillers to provide our clients with the best possible service. If you are starting to see wrinkles, laugh lines, crow’s feet, or other telltale signs of aging, you might be ready to try out our Woodland Hills filler treatments. Call the team at Glow Aesthetic Center by dialing (818) 905-8815 or fill out the form on our contact page and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
How Dermal Fillers Work
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists a variety of ways that dermal fillers can help you reduce signs of aging in the facial area. However, fillers can also be used in other locations on the body, such as the buttocks and hands, to increase volume and smooth the skin. A minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in an outpatient setting, filler treatments consist of a short series of injections in the target area.
You can use these injectable treatments to:
- Restore plumpness in the lips
- Smooth out facial wrinkles
- Contour your cheekbones
- Achieve a “butt-lift” without surgery
- “De-age” the area under your eyes
Depending on the type of filler you use, the way that the filler achieves these goals will be slightly different. There are several kinds of fillers with active ingredients designed to perform disparate tasks. Don’t worry, though! The medical staff at Glow Aesthetic Center, led by Dr. Homan Siman, will walk you through the options and help you decide on the filler treatment that meets your needs.
Used for decades in medical services due to its ability to dissolve within the body, Poly-L-lactic acid is a compound that is completely safe. It is designed to dissipate within a few days of your Woodland Hills filler treatment, so its main function is not to act as the “filler” material itself. Instead, it tells your body to produce more collagen, which smoothes out wrinkles for up to two years. At Glow Aesthetic Center, our Sculptra treatments use this kind of filler.
Far and away the most common active ingredient in dermal fillers, this type uses hyaluronic acid, which is already found within your body. The Juvéderm fillers we use at Glow Aesthetic Center contain hyaluronic acid. This compound stimulates moisture within the skin as well as plumpness and results usually last between 6 months and one year.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Radiesse fillers use this active ingredient, which is also naturally found within human bones. Calcium hydroxylapatite can stimulate collagen production. It is also thicker than the more common hyaluronic acid fillers. Both of these qualities make it a good choice for clients with deeper wrinkles and facial age lines.
The Safety of Filler Treatments
Dermal filler treatments have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for years. It’s a perfectly safe medical procedure. In fact, you can come into Glow Aesthetic Center for your treatment and drive away afterward. It’s that simple.
Like all other medical and cosmetic treatments, though, there is always a small chance of risk. The most common side effects of dermal fillers include:
- Pain or discomfort at the injection site
- Itching sensations around the area
It should be noted that many of these side effects are similar to the ones you might experience with any injection, like a flu shot. By discussing your Woodland Hills filler treatment with the skilled team at Glow Aesthetic Center, you can be up to date on any risks involved. You’re in good hands with us!
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Retaining Your Results
Depending on the kind of filler you receive, your results can last anywhere from six months to more than two years. Still, there are steps you can take to help extend the life of your plump, de-wrinkled visage.
One of the biggest ways you can make your fillers last is by avoiding too much sun. UV rays can damage your skin and reduce its volume significantly. If you go out during the hottest, brightest parts of the day, make sure to slather on the sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) and wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face.
Hyaluronic acid in particular craves water. Drink the recommended eight glasses of water each day (give or take a few). This will help to keep your skin hydrated and to keep you looking your best.
Another key factor in the aging of our skin is the production of cortisol. The stress hormone has many effects on our bodies, but one is that stress produces wrinkles. Try to lower the amount of stress you deal with on a daily basis through relaxation techniques, meditation, and self care.
Schedule Your Woodland Hills Filler Treatment Today
If you are ready to restore the youthful, full look of your younger years, it might be time to look into filler treatments. The Glow Aesthetic team has helped many clients just like you in Woodland Hills and the surrounding areas. We’re ready to consult with you on your desired look and the treatment that will best help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Call our office at (818) 905-8815 or contact us online. Our team will schedule an appointment for you to discuss filler treatments as soon as possible. Here’s to a fuller, more radiant look and feel for the future!