The premature development of facial lines and wrinkles is often due to volume loss, which is caused by a deficiency in naturally occurring substances that decline with age. A number of non-surgical anti-aging techniques have been developed that rival the traditional facelift. An injectable filler can offer you a safe and effective way of correcting fine lines and wrinkles to help you appear more youthful and vibrant.
What are Injectable Fillers?
An injectable filler is a type of injectable substance that can either replace substances that you have lost through getting older or help you appear more youthful through the injection of a synthetic material.
They offer a less expensive alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery for those who do not require such a drastic treatment. If you are only dealing with light to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity, an injectable filler can help bridge the gap.
Most injectable fillers offer long-lasting results that can vary, depending upon the exact type of product used. Generally, injectable fillers provide results that last for many months to a year or more. After the injected materials are metabolized by your body, you will require touch-up treatments to maintain your increased skin thickness.
What Types of Injectable Fillers are There?
Different substances can be used as active ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and polylactic acid. The type that will work best for you depends upon your own unique medical history, age, genetics, and current skin condition. The Plastic Surgery Center of Sarasota and Bradenton offers JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®, and Restylane®.
Hyaluronic Acid for Hydration
Hyaluronic acid makes an excellent injectable filler when you require both increased skin volume and hydration. This naturally occurring substance tends to become deficient in older people. Since its role in your skin is to enhance skin thickness and moisture, its deficiency leads to skin that becomes thinner and drier, making it more susceptible to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable filler that works well on most areas of the face. It consists of hyaluronic acid contained within a flowable gel that we inject into your face to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Repeat injects will be dictated by our experts as needed.
For more information on which injectable fillers we offer and what they can do for you, contact us today to set up a consultation! We have offices located conveniently in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL. Our team at The Plastic Surgery Center would love to guide you on your journey to smoother, more radiant skin.