Many patients seek dermal fillers to address concerns about diminishing facial volume. It’s a valid issue—research shows that we lose close to 20 percent of facial volume by age 50. The result is a sagging, tired, gaunt looking appearance. Coupled with other concerns such as thinning skin and tissue laxity caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin, you have a recipe for aging.
While a consistent skin care routine is essential, it cannot guarantee you will maintain a youthful look. What happens inside the body and underneath the skin plays a crucial role in combatting volume loss. As your face loses volume or “deflates,” muscles atrophy, contours disappear and our appearance “hollows” out. Facial edges appear sharper and lose softness, and some experience a lengthened face. Measures need to be taken to restore volume and prevent these unsightly effects of aging.
Some excellent options for restoring volume loss include dermal fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Voluma, Belotero Balance and Juvederm. While they each contain varying degrees of concentration, the active ingredient in most of these fillers is hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance with a remarkable capacity for attracting and holding large amounts of water. It has the power to revitalizes the skin’s outer layers, making it essential for younger looking skin.
When used in dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid is injected into the areas of concern. The results of these FDA-approved fillers last an average of nine to 12 months. Results are immediate, making these products this quickest, most efficient way to replenish volume and provide structure to the face. They fill in the empty space in the skin’s subcutaneous layer to soften wrinkles and plump up hollowed regions of the face, such as the cheeks and nasolabial folds.
Since there are so many options available, be sure to speak to the highly trained staff at our medical skin spa before making a decision. There are different concerns for different skin types and you want to be sure your skin care expert understands your aesthetic goals. Here is some basic information about the dermal fillers we offer for restoring facial volume.
This injectable offers a very precise, lightweight method for restoring hyaluronic acid and plumping up the skin. It’s an excellent choice for treating fine lines and the nasolabial folds. Belotero Balance is clear in color so there is no risk of it showing from underneath the skin. The effect is very natural and youthful looking.
This was the first filler with hyaluronic acid to be designated by the FDA as a cheek filler. It restores volume and diminishes lines in your cheek area using a smooth gel formula. Both men and women seek the sculpting effects that Voluma has on the facial contours. It also promotes collagen production in the body.
This gel filler is composed of NASHA, a stable hyaluronic acid derived from bacteria produced in living organisms. Restylane was one of the first to be FDA-approved for enhancing volume and smoothing wrinkles. It is a popular choice for lip injections, adding volume to the cheeks and smoothing mouth lines, forehead wrinkles, Crow’s feet and nasolabial folds.
This injectable is another excellent option for restoring volume in the “parentheses lines,” the lines that extend from the mouth to the side of the nose. This gel-like filler is also a favorite for lip injections at our medical skin spa.
This synthetic calcium filler boosts collagen production in the body while smoothing wrinkles. It has been shown to last longer than other fillers, with some experiencing results for up to a year to 15 months.
With so many options available, you can restore facial volume and look younger immediately with natural looking results.