Fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic techniques used by people who want to recapture the appearance of their youth. As we age, our skin tends to become more inelastic, sags, and develops wrinkles that often diminish our self-confidence. With dermal fillers, a cosmetician can help your skin plump back up and look fuller, healthier, and younger again.
According to Dovepress, the use of hyaluronic dermal fillers has increased in popularity with the so-called “Baby Boomer” generation, and it looks like the trend is here to stay. Typically, you would want to get injections in places like your:
- Under the eyes (for bags)
The goal of injectable fillers is to provide a plumper, fuller look. This service is also preferable, in many cases, to surgical solutions like facelifts or butt lifts (which require the cutting away of excess skin to restore a smoother, more elastic look).
Glow Aesthetic Center has a wide range of injectable dermal fillers, including brand names like JuvedermⓇ, RadiesseⓇ, and SculptraⓇ. Led by Dr. Homan Siman, our medical team can help you find the right filler option to make you look younger and feel better about the image you present to the world. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (818) 905-8815 or fill out our online contact form, and we will be in touch shortly.
How Fillers Work
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery has a full webpage dedicated to answering questions related to dermal fillers. In short, fillers are usually a kind of gel that is injected beneath the skin to boost volume. Over time, the tissue in our face thins out and our skin loses elasticity. This leads to more prominent wrinkles, age lines, and crow’s feet. It is also responsible for a loss of lip volume (i.e. thinner lips that lose the often sought-after “plump” look) and the development of parentheses-like “laugh lines” around the mouth.
There are many different kinds of fillers, but we’ll go over a few of the types available at Glow Aesthetic Center below.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Naturally produced by your body, hyaluronic acid (HA) is responsible for skin aging, according to the academic journal Dermato Endocrinology. It is a molecule that retains water, so it is highly involved in keeping your skin moisturized. These types of fillers:
- Last 6 to 12 months
- Are often infused with lidocaine to ease any pain or discomfort
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers
Abbreviated as CaHA, this type of filler is a bit thicker than HA fillers. Calcium hydroxylapatite is usually found in our bones and can help boost your body’s production of collagen. These types of fillers:
- Last 12 months or more
- Are used for deeper wrinkles
- Consist of a smooth gel
The primary ingredient in SculptraⓇ fillers, Poly-L-lactic acid is a safe substance that has been used in medical products for years, including dissolvable surgical stitches. It is naturally absorbed by the body. Used in filler products that target deeper facial wrinkles, as well as in injectable treatments for your backside, Poly-L-lactic acid typically dissipates within a few months. Unlike other forms of fillers, its main goal is to stimulate collagen production rather than to act as the plumping agent itself.
The Advantages of Fillers
Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, you have access to many different types of cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel younger. Fillers have some additional advantages as well.
- No surgery required. Injectable fillers are just that — injectable. Unlike liposuction or facelifts, they don’t require surgery and are provided in an outpatient setting. You don’t have to suffer any downtime!
- Lack of risk. Not having surgery means there is very little risk associated with dermal fillers. There is no more risk of infection than there is for the flu shot!
- Immediate results. Come in with complaints about your lip volume, leave immediately noticing the difference! When you use dermal fillers, the results are obvious straight away, and they last a long time. Some clients may not need another treatment for over a year.
Discuss Your Dermal Filler Solution with Our Team Today
If you are ready to look your best and restore your confidence, dermal fillers might be the perfect solution. The procedure is simple, quick, and doesn’t force you to have days or weeks of downtime like other cosmetic treatments. It can fit right into your busy lifestyle!
Call the office of Glow Aesthetic Center at (818) 905-8815 to schedule an appointment with our skilled medical team. You can also reach us by filling out our online contact form. We are ready to discuss your beauty needs and find the solution you’re comfortable with today.