Dermal fillers are exploding in popularity right now among patients who have light to moderate wrinkles or facial hollows. Many patients prefer non-surgical treatment options for conditions like these. Others use fillers to postpone the need for cosmetic surgery. Whatever the case, dermal fillers provide a safe and effective way of combating the signs of facial aging by enhancing facial skin thickness.
Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid suspended within a gel that we inject into your face to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a unique substance that attracts moisture into your skin, which has a noticeable plumping effect. The age-related loss of this important skin component leads to skin that thins and will eventually develop lines and wrinkles. Restylane® helps to reverse this process by rectifying a deficiency of this important substance.
Juvederm® is an injectable gel that helps to replace the hyaluronic acid that you have lost as you have gotten older. Similar to Restylane®, Juvederm® also contains lidocaine to help assist in your comfort during your injections. Like all dermal fillers, Juvederm® will eventually be metabolized by your body. At this time, you will need additional injections so that you can maintain your wrinkle reduction.
Sculptra® is another type of filler that works somewhat differently than those containing hyaluronic acid. This product contains polylactic acid that is produced within a laboratory. This substance closely resembles the lactic acid created by your muscles after exercise. After injection, Sculptra® is gradually replaced in your skin by fresh collagen to help minimize facial wrinkles. Patients who obtain the best results are those who undergo several treatments spaced several weeks apart.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers offer a safe and convenient alternative to other forms of wrinkle reduction. The treatment is extremely fast and can be completed over your lunch time. Most dermal fillers offer results that are very soft and natural, which is an advantage over some forms of cosmetic surgery that can lead to results that may appear drastic or unnatural.
Scheduling Your Treatment
At Rio Medical in Hudson, MA, we offer a few different types of dermal fillers to choose from, which includes the ones listed above as well as Bellafill®. Our specialists can help you decide which is right for you and your needs. At your consultation we can also develop a personalized treatment plan with you so you know exactly what to expect. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!