Dermal fillers, also referred to as injectable facial implants, facial soft tissue filers, or wrinkle fillers, are medical FDA-approved cosmetic treatments used to help create a fuller or smoother appearance in a person’s face, including their lips and cheeks.
Dermal Fillers 101
Dermal fillers work to decrease fine lines and wrinkles in the face as well as restore fullness and volume. As people naturally age, subcutaneous fat is eventually lost throughout the face. As a result, the facial muscles start to work closer to the surface of the skin. Over time, crow’s feet and smile lines start to become more noticeable. The skin on the face also starts to stretch somewhat, adding to the lost volume in the face. Other key factors that affect the health of facial skin include heredity, sun exposure, and overall lifestyle.
Dermal fillers are effective in:
- Softening facial wrinkles, lines, and creases
- Volumizing thin lips
- Improving the look of recessed scarring
- Improving shallow contours in the face
Dermal fillers are very effective in helping reduce the premature visible signs of aging.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Equally as popular as BOTOX® as a non-invasive age-reversal technique, dermal fillers work to volumize the face, typically by filling in fine lines and wrinkles, and at times by plumping up certain areas on the face that have lost natural fat stores. These areas include the temples, under-eye spots, and the cheeks, which cause the skin to droop, sag, and sink.
For anyone who desires to eliminate wrinkles, deep lines, and creases on the face, injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Radiesse® are highly effective options. Whether you want to reduce the impact of wrinkles around the mouth and nose, smooth out fine lines on the forehead, or volumize lips, injectable fillers can temporarily reverse the inevitable process of aging. How long the effects will last primarily depends on which injectable dermal filler you use. Here are the benefits of both Radiesse® and Juvederm®.
The effects and benefits of Radiesse® can last up to 1-2 years, which is quite preferable for anyone who wants to limit their facial enhancement treatments somewhat. Radiesse® consists of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is used to eliminate moderate to severe folds and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, including nasolabial folds. Essentially, Radiesse® encourages the body to create its own vital collagen and is frequently used to treat the following issues:
- Frown lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Lip augmentation
- Facial contouring
- Chin reshaping
Cheek and hands enhancement
Juvederm® is widely used among people who desire long-lasting results and want a more natural feel and look to their skin overall. Juvederm® treatments generally last up to a year and are available in two different formulas: Juvederm® XC and Juvederm® Voluma XC.
Juvederm® is commonly used to treat the following:
- Facial reshaping
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Enhancing the lips
Which is Right For You?
Are you thinking about using an injectable dermal filler and need to know which one will best suit your needs? Talk to our medical team at Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss to find out more. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and aesthetic goals. At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss in Evansville, we offer a range of cosmetic, laser, weight loss and spa treatments to help you look and feel your best! Contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today to schedule your consultation.