If you’ve started to notice the signs of skin aging, either for the first time or they’ve seemingly become more severe overnight, you may be considering ways to remedy it. But what if you want something more rejuvenating than Botox, and you need results fast? Injectable dermal fillers may be the best solution for you.
Over time, the skin loses the substances that give it its firmness, elasticity, and vibrancy. Aging skin has less collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and subcutaneous fat than younger skin does. As a result, the skin wrinkles, sags, and droops. One obvious way to reverse this skin aging process is to replenish those substances. Indeed, injectable fillers are substances injected the skin to restore the skin’s youthful vibrancy.
What are Filler Injections?
Injectable fillers are used for a variety of cosmetic applications. They been used most successfully in facial cosmetic procedures, but they may be useful for neck, chest, and hand rejuvenation. Injectable fillers may be used to treat vertical (glabellar) or horizontal lines on the forehead. Injectable fillers may be used as a nonsurgical approach to eyebrow lifts. Some injectable fillers are particularly good at filling in concavities of the face, such as the troughs that form between the eyes and a nose, the nose and the corner of the mouth, and creases below the mouth. Indeed, any moderate to deep skin fold that is not aesthetically pleasing can be filled in with injectable fillers.
Injectable fillers may be temporary (biodegradable) or permanent (not biodegradable). Biodegradable injectable fillers are substances that the body can break down into smaller pieces. That means the effects of temporary injectable fillers may only last between 6 and 24 months. Non-biodegradable fillers, on the other hand, remain in the skin for much longer periods. While non-biodegradable fillers are called permanent fillers, additional “touch-ups” may be required.
The different types of fillers are:
- Juvederm, made from hyaluronic acid. Your skin’s connective tissue contains hyaluronic acid, but it depletes with age, making Juvederm a truly restorative treatment.
- Restylane, another hyaluronic acid filler. Like Juvederm, it can help to restore facial volume, improve the contour, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Radiesse, a calcium hydroxyapatite filler. This is naturally found in bone tissue, but won’t leave you feeling stiff.
- Sculptra, a polylactic acid filler that can boost collagen production.
- Teosyal, a hyaluronic acid filler that may last a little longer than Juvederm.
- Perlane, another hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
- Elevess, a hyaluronic acid injectable.
- Prevelle, also made from hyaluronic acid.
- Revanesse, another longer-lasting filler.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
If you’re looking for a quick anti-aging treatment in Las Vegas, dermal fillers are one of your best bets. Injecting hyaluronic acid can quickly restore lost facial volume and help smooth out wrinkles. Better yet, hyaluronic acid and others, such as polylactic acid, can increase collagen production, with hyaluronic acid being more effective in some research. As restoratives and safe synthetics, dermal fillers don’t have toxic effects, and the cost of dermal fillers is also much lower than facelifts and some newer treatments.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT INJECTABLE FILLER
Fillers are not interchangeable. There is an art and a science to choosing the right injectable filler. Patients who are interested in injectable fillers should speak with a facial plastic surgeon who understands the subtle differences between fillers. This provider should be willing to discuss the patient’s goals and tolerance for risk. For example, permanent injectable fillers last longer, which is an advantage if someone wants lasting effects. On the other hand, If patients don’t like the results of a temporary filler, the effects will go away in a few months. Allergic reactions to permanent fillers can be more serious than reactions to temporary fillers, which is an important consideration.
At Nuance, we provide high-quality dermal fillers for facial wrinkles to patients in the Las Vegas area. Contact us here to book an appointment, or for further information.