When the visible signs of aging begin to form, many people turn to creams, serums and other items that claim to have anti-aging benefits. These over-the-counter products can only achieve a small amount of improvement. Today, many people are taking advantage of cosmetic fillers to restore a more youthful appearance to their skin.
Juvederm® is an injectable cosmetic filler that gives skin a smoother, tighter appearance. It supplements some of the body’s natural elements that are depleted as you age. Treatment areas include the cheeks, nose, lips and other facial regions.
The gel is injected into the skin with a syringe into the mid to deep dermis on your face. This is the area that contains nerves, glands, blood vessels, and connective tissues. The injections will lift the skin and add volume to the wrinkled area, giving you a more smooth appearance. After 6-9 months, the compound absorbs into the body naturally.
Juvederm® has advantages over other fillers because it is a flexible gel that gives you a smooth, more natural-looking appearance. It also may last longer than other cosmetic fillers and can last over the long term with regular treatment.
Perlane® is another hyaluronic acid-based cosmetic filler available at our Peau Claire Medical Spa. It can treat moderate to mild creases around the mouth and can also be placed in the areas surrounding the eyebrows, lips, cheeks, and other regions. It has also been used to soften scarred areas and other depressed face marks.
Like other cosmetic fillers of this kind, it replaces the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid, which is broken down and depleted as you age. If you have been in the sun a lot, this acid depletes rather quickly as you age. This cosmetic filler is thicker than some of the others, giving you more of the acid and filling deeper lines with more ease.
Restylane® is yet another hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler you can consider. This cosmetic filler is not as thick as Perlane® but works well on slight wrinkles and lines. It can be injected into the areas around the eyes, cheeks, into the forehead, around the nose, lips, and in other areas.
The result from any of these cosmetic fillers varies with each patient and their aesthetic concerns. At Pinnacle Dermatology, our medical spa team will work with you to determine which cosmetic fillers – or combination of cosmetic fillers – are right for you, your skin and your aesthetic needs. Contact Pinnacle Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.