Dermal fillers improve the overall facial posture by adding volume. This smooths the skin and diminishes the appearance of fine wrinkles. Depending on the thickness of the skin and the location of folds and creases, a specific filler type may work better than others.
As we age and mature, our facial skin begins to show creases near the nose and around the corners of the mouth. The skin doesn’t hold moisture as well as it once did, and collagen production has decreased, the result being a more brittle, wrinkled skin surface. Injectable dermal fillers can help, either by providing a more stable structural base beneath the skin or by drawing in and holding moisture in place. After receiving dermal filler injections, the facial features become more youthful. To learn more about dermal fillers, call Rio Medical Aesthetics today!
Types of Dermal Fillers
The most common filler type is a gel containing hyaluronic acid particles. This acid is a type of sugar compound, and it is produced naturally by the body. However, it isn’t present in and below the skin in vast amounts. Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid provide a moisture retention boost. The additional moisture results in a slight plumping, and this makes the skin appear more smooth and taut.
Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers act to build a scaffolding structure that helps keep the skin taut. After it is injected, tissues of the subcutaneous layers will stick to the scaffold of calcium particles, and this gives the skin a more firm foundation.
Collagen, a natural protein, is often used as the main ingredient in filler gels. This type of injectable filler helps make the skin layers more supple, the result being fewer wrinkles and fine lines.
At Rio Medical Aesthetics, we offer the following types of fillers:
- The full Restylane family by Galderma
- The full Juvederm family by Allergan
- Bellafill (the five to 10-year filler) by Suneva
- Radiesse and Belotero by Merz
Consultation and Treatment
We will consult with the client and examine the facial features carefully to determine which filler compound will work best. The actual treatment doesn’t take very long, and there’s no downtime after treatment.
The filler is injected using a fine needle. Each type of dermal filler is available in several varieties, the difference between them mostly having to do with the thickness of the gel. Some gels are more malleable while others are intentionally made thin. If a thicker gel is used, it can be molded into place by our specialist merely by applying pressure with the fingers after injection is complete.
These filler gel treatments usually produce results lasting for up to a year. Repeat injections will be necessary to maintain the desired look.
Advantages and Benefits
Most gels contain only natural ingredients, and since the body doesn’t react adversely to either hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, there’s no chance of rejection or other negative effects. Dermal fillers are suitable for all skin types and skin tones because they don’t treat the skin directly.
Dermal fillers can add volume in the cheeks, along nasolabial folds, in the skin near the eyes, and in the lip tissue. Various specialized formulas have been developed specifically for lip augmentation. These fillers give the lips a more youthful appearance without the need for implants.
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If you want to learn more about specific dermal fillers and how they can help you maintain a more youthful appearance, contact Rio Medical Aesthetics in Hudson, MA, today. We will be happy to consult with you and offer the most viable treatment option.