Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
The injectable fillers are an exciting tool in the field of aesthetic medicine. They are used for correcting wrinkles, restoring lost volume and camouflage of depressed scars. Many injectable types of dermal filler are now available on the market and it is becoming more complicated to choose the right one. It is important for the physician administering dermal fillers to have a good understanding of which substance is best suited to address a particular defect and your individual aesthetic goals. The following information may help you gain additional information on the most common fillers since each have their advantages, drawbacks and indications.
One of the most popular temporary injectable dermal fillers on the market is made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair. Uncross-linked hyaluronic acid in its natural form is in a liquid state. Cross-linking is the process through which hyaluronic acid is made into a gel product that can be eased under the skin to smooth folds and wrinkles. The following is an overview of the common injectable dermal fillers used in facial rejuvenation procedures.
Most injectables fall into the category of fillers.
Most injectables fall into the category of fillers. Fillers are designed to fill in wrinkles and depressions in the face. They include such products as Collagen, Restylane®, Sculptra, Radiesse®, and Juvederm®.
Botox® and Dysport are different in that they weaken the facial muscles thus lessening the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines.
As you read the following you will probably find that more than one of these products addresses your concerns. When you meet with our board certified cosmetic surgeon, he will be able to advise you as to which product or products will best help you achieve your desired result.