Men and women choose to undergo plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments for many different reasons. One of the most common issues that drive people to cosmetic procedures is the frustration of looking older than they actually are. No matter how old you are, age-related aesthetic issues can make you feel self-conscious and even embarrassed. The most common of these issues occur on the face and can include wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, and volume loss. Another common reason why men and women choose to undergo cosmetic treatments is to enhance their overall beauty, but that sometimes comes with hesitations. Whether it be a fear of looking unnatural and “too full” or overdone, or just not really knowing what treatment to choose to begin with, those hesitations can get the best of you and prevent you from getting the results that you’ve desired.
While there are many different options available, one of the most effective cosmetic treatments to address age-related aesthetic concerns and achieve natural-looking results on the face is dermal fillers. Below, we will explore some of the most trusted names in injectable fillers and discuss how you can achieve the youthful and rejuvenated appearance that you desire for the new year!
What Can Dermal Fillers Achieve?
TFillers are generally chosen to correct age-related skin concerns on the face. They are also used to enhance your facial aesthetic by volumizing sunken undereyes or cheeks or plumping thin lips that may keep you from looking your best. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are comprised of different kinds of chemicals with the most common being hyaluronic acid (HA). While HA is not the only solution used in injectable fillers, HA works to smooth the skin and restore volume in areas of the face that have become sunken or hollowed out with age. HA works by attracting and retaining moisture in the skin. So, those frustrating skin creases can be filled in with your own skin’s moisture. It is important to understand that cosmetic treatments, like dermal fillers, are not permanent. However, dermal fillers can offer results comparable to that of surgical procedures like facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, and brow lift surgery.
Which Dermal Filler Do I Need?
There are many different dermal filler options available to you. This is because each dermal filler is used to target and help correct specific cosmetic issues on the face. While you may understand which areas of the face you want to have revitalized, the simple truth is that you need to schedule a consultation with one of our top-tier aesthetic and medical specialists at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center to truly understand how these fillers can best help you achieve the appearance you desire. At your dermal filler consultation at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, one of our knowledgeable and professional skin care experts will evaluate your skin’s condition and discuss your aesthetic goals so that you can both look and feel your very best.
As mentioned above, each dermal filler actively offers specific corrections to the face. This means that you may need a combination of different fillers to achieve your optimal results
What’s the Best Filler?
Because there are multiple injectable filler options that are each equally effective, there is no single best filler available. Instead, it may be smarter to think of it as “What is the best filler(s) for me?” At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we are proud to offer the following injectable treatments:
The JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers
The JUVÉDERM® line is one of the most well-known names in injectable fillers. One of the reasons for this is there are numerous different fillers within the line. Here is a brief breakdown of the JUVÉDERM® fillers we offer:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra: Treats wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus: Increases volume in the lips
- JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™: Treats volume loss around the nose and mouth
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™: Increases volume in the cheeks
- JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™: Restores lip volume
Along with JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® is one of the most trusted names in dermal fillers and offers patients of all ages stunning results that they can both see and feel. Here are the options available:
- Restylane® Lyft™: Includes lidocaine and also corrects lost volume in the back of the hands, cheeks, and other age-related midface contour deficiencies
- Restylane® Refyne™: Treats mild-to-moderate lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)
- Restylane® Silk: Enhances the shape and volume of the lips
- Restylane® Defyne™: Smooths out moderate-to-severe lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)
This hyaluronic acid filler is used to soften and smooth the skin around the nose and mouth. Cosmetic concerns such as smile lines, nasolabial folds, and smoker lines can be treated with BELOTERO BALANCE®, along with improving volume in the injected areas.
Unlike HA fillers, RADIESSE® offers improvements to the skin around the nose and mouth using calcium-based hydroxylapatite (CzHA) microspheres within a water-based gel. While HA fillers merely retain moisture to correct facial blemishes, RADIESSE® actually addresses these concerns at their root by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. Not only do the results from RADIESSE® tend to last longer than those from other injectable treatments, but you will be able to achieve natural-looking results that you can feel proud of.
Similar to RADIESSE®, Sculptra® Aesthetic does not use HA as its active ingredient. Instead, it uses poly-L-lactic acid to treat concerns on the face and body. On the face, Sculptra® Aesthetic can address facial fat loss as well as skin creases by stimulating collagen production. Additionally, Sculptra® Aesthetic can be used as an alternative to a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), adding volume to your backside.
What Are You Waiting for?
Many men and women can find themselves hesitant to undergo any kind of plastic surgery or cosmetic treatment. This is understandable, since you are actively changing aspects of your appearance. And while you may ask “Is filler good for your face?” the simple reality is that dermal fillers offer a safe and effective transformation to your skin, and you are simply enhancing your natural beauty.
Some common questions before undergoing injectable filler treatments include:
What happens if I don’t like my results?
The great news about fillers is that the ones made up of hyaluronic acid can be reversed. We inject a solution the same way we would as if you were getting the filler to plump the area, but instead, this solution will actually dissolve the filler used, resulting in your pre-filler look.
Are there any medical conditions that may prevent me from getting fillers?
It is always best to consult with a professional, but in general, candidates who have diabetes, autoimmune disease, or blood-clotting issues should refrain from undergoing any type of injectable treatment unless they have been cleared by their doctor.
How do I know that my injector is good enough?
At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we are made up of board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. These professionals are also Allergan and Galderma trainers. You will always be treated by top-tier aesthetic and medical specialists when coming into our medical spa for any type of service received.
Now that we find ourselves coming up on a new year, there’s no time like the present to start looking and feeling the way you want and deserve. Schedule your consultation now so that you can find yourself looking at your reflection and smiling at what you see.
It’s a new year, so why not start it with a new you?!