Fill’er Up?

Don’t want a face lift? There are other options…

Courious about wrinkle fillers, which hold the promise of smoother skin and younger look without surgery?

First thing is don’t confuse fillers with Botox and its competitors like Dysport and Xeomin. These are injectables that help smooth so-called dynamic lines (such as forehead furrows and crows feet caused by frowning and smiling) by blocking the muscle contractions under the skin. The half dozen FDA approved fillers on the market help restore the contours of the face by padding the folds and wrinkles and replacing lost volume.

Fillers does not replace a face lift because they wont lift the skin that has lots of sagging, but if there’s not a lot of skin laxity fillers can replace lost volume, and the will contribute to a younger more well rested appearance.

Some of the more popular types of fillers:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are made of a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. Popular brands include Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane, and Restylane. Yhese gel formulations come in thin and slightly thicker consistencies. They can fill both shallow areas suck as fine lines above the lips and deeper folds like those around the nose and the so-called marionette likes, creases that run downward from the corners of the mouth. These fillers can plump up thinning lips, restore volume to cheeks, fill under-eye hollows, and add definition to a slacking jaw line. The effects remain visible anywhere from four months to a year, depending on the area treated. Results do very from person to person. If you dont like the results hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed with an injection og enzyme hyaluronidase.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres are a compund similar to minerals found in the body, whick make up the main ingredient on Radiesse. Thicker than hyaluronic acid, it’s most effective where more valume is needed, to build up a weak chin, strngthen a jawline, pad sunken cheeks, or filldeep wrinkles. Results last up to a year and in some cases longer


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