Looking For The Right Fillers?

Serv_BeloteroServ_JuvedermServ_RadiesseDermal fillers: Belotero®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®
As we get older, our skin begins to change and show signs of the aging process in the form of wrinkles.  Lines deepen between the mouth and nose, lips thin, and cheeks become hollow.  These changes are the result of a loss of support beneath the skin including that of elastic tissue, collagen and, surprisingly, fat!  In the past, major surgery was the only effective way to treat volume loss, but today’s approach uses dermal fillers as a safe, non-surgical way to restore lost volume and youthful facial contours. Most dermal fillers are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid, a substance made from sugar molecules and found naturally in our bodies.  Some dermal fillers like Radiesse are made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in water-based gel.  The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required.  Over time, the body absorbs the hyaluronic acid, microspheres, and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.  Results can last between 6 and 12 months as the product is slowly broken down and absorbed by the body. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin using a fine needle.  Commonly treated areas include lips, cheeks, and the lines between the nose and mouth.  At Fountain of Youth MD, we can pre-treat areas to be injected with local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort, and some of the fillers we use also contain lidocaine, which makes injections virtually painless. Side effects can vary from patient to patient and may include mild swelling and occasionally bruising which generally subside within a few days.  The effects from dermal filler injections are immediate and impressive.  Improvements resemble a facelift, but without an unnatural “pulled” appearance that surgical facelifts can sometimes cause, which is why you will sometimes hear dermal filler treatments referred to as a “liquid facelift.”


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