As we get older, our face begins to show signs of aging due to factors like sun exposure, lifestyle, and gravity. As these factors combine, they cause a breakdown of collagen underneath the skin and the face begins to show signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
In the past, individuals used facial creams and other remedies that claimed to restore youth and give the face a rejuvenated appearance. However, it soon became apparent that these types of treatments did not provide a long-term solution and other forms of facial rejuvenation were developed.
Today there are many injectable fillers that exist in the world of plastic surgery. I am proud to offer many different types of fillers at my Dallas-Fort Worth practice in order to address any needs that you may have to improve your facial appearance.
Recognized as the most well-known injectable in the world, Botox® cosmetic is known to reduce and eliminate facial lines and eliminate wrinkles for months at a time. It works by paralyzing the muscles of the face and causing them to relax, which gives you a smoother and more youthful facial appearance. The most common areas that Botox® is used on are the forehead and eye area for crow’s feet.
This FDA-approved injectable gel is most used on the smile lines and folds around the mouth. It is made of hyaluronic acid (a substance that the naturally occurs in your skin) and lidocaine to minimize pain upon injection. Juvederm XC® instantly restores the volume of the skin while smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles.
FDA-approved filler, Radiesse® is made up of calcium hydroxlapatite spheres which promote the growth of collagen. By enhancing the body?s natural collagen supply, noticeable improvement can be seen in wrinkles, creases, and scars. The results from Radiesse® can last up to a year or more.
Made of non-animal hyaluronic acid, Restylane® is effective in diminishing fine lines around the mouth and is an excellent filler for the lips. Although safe and effective, touch up treatments of Restylane® are usually needed after six months.
A treatment that adds fullness to the face, Sculptra® is made of a synthetic polymer that is naturally absorbed by the skin. Upon injection, Sculptra® stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps restore volume to areas such as the jowls, cheeks and temples. Sculptra® is safe and results typically last a year or more.