Published on 4:07 pm, Sun, 10 March 19
Are you bothered by deep facial folds or creases, but unable or unwilling to have a facelift? If so, injectables can offer a safe, effective, and completely non-invasive solution.
While Botox corrects lines by relaxing targeted facial muscles, fillers correct wrinkles in a different way.
So, what are wrinkle fillers? How can they help you look younger, without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime?
Continue reading as we answer these questions and discuss the different types of wrinkle fillers.
Wrinkle fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are an injectable treatment designed to correct moderate to severe lines, creases, and folds. These products are also able to fill hollows, lift and plump cheeks, add volume to lips, rejuvenate hands, and erase dark circles.
Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally-produced by the body and found in skin and joints. It is extremely hydrophilic (water-loving) and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Accordingly, hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers readily draw-in moisture to provide instant smoothing of lines. They also carry little risk of allergic reaction and can be dissolved using an enzyme known as hyaluronidase.
Popular hyaluronic acid fillers include the Restylane family of fillers, the Juvederm family of fillers, and Belotero.
Synthetic Wrinkle Fillers
Synthetic wrinkle fillers are comprised of substances that are made in a lab, including poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, and PMMA microspheres.
These products are often able to stimulate the production of new collagen and produce long-lasting wrinkle reduction. Popular synthetic wrinkle fillers include Sculptra, Radiesse, and Bellafill.
First and foremost, any type of wrinkle filler should be performed in a medical setting by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Not in a spa, salon, or at someone’s home.
It’s also important not to let price guide your selection of an injector. If you are being offered a deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Finally, ensure that you are being treated with an FDA-approved injectable that was produced in the U.S. and purchased directly from the manufacturer.
If you are considering wrinkle fillers, please call Lumiere Skin and Laser today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.