Facial fillers are growing in popularity these days, largely due to their ability to offer wrinkle reduction without the need to go under the knife. Although cosmetic surgery is certainly effective, many patients prefer treatment options that involve less recovery time, expense, and complications.
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers are injectable products that usually consist of some form of active ingredient mixed within a gel. After the product is injected into your face, your skin becomes thicker, and lines and wrinkles are diminished.
Most patients achieve excellent results with facial fillers. They offer long-lasting results, but it is important to keep in mind that they will eventually be absorbed by your body. At that point, you will need additional injections to maintain your results. Fortunately, facial fillers typically last for many months to a year or more, depending upon the product.
What types of facial fillers are available?
The most popular ingredients in facial fillers are collagen, fat transfer, and hyaluronic acid. Each product works in a slightly different way to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The type that is most appropriate for your individual needs will be determined at your initial consultation.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid makes an extremely popular treatment choice due to its ability to attract moisture into the skin. Skin that is moist tends to be fuller and less prone to the development of wrinkles.
Age-related hyaluronic acid deficiencies are extremely common with people in their forties and beyond. Since hyaluronic acid promotes bulk and moisture in your skin, its loss makes the process go in reverse. Your skin will become gradually thinner and drier and tend to display lines and wrinkles.
A hyaluronic acid filler injection can help to turn back the clock, leading to skin with improved hydration and thickness.
Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that declines with age. A collagen filler injection can help to restore your normal skin collagen levels. After your injection, your skin will begin to add bulk to help smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
Fat Transfer Fillers
A liposuction can be combined with a filler injection to diminish the signs of lines and wrinkles. We simply perform a liposuction, typically on your thighs or abdomen, and inject this fat into your face to promote enhanced skin volume and a reduction in wrinkles.
Fat transfer facial fillers are known for their extremely low allergic response rate. This is because the fat that we inject is taken from your own body and is not mistaken for a foreign substance by your body.