Before dermal fillers were developed, surgery was the only true answer for facial rejuvenation. Back then, your face was pulled back tightly, and most people could tell that you had had some work done. It didn’t always look natural. Well, cosmetic times have changed along with technique, technology and material. Today, dermal fillers are considered one of the most popular cosmetic anti-aging treatments for adult women and men, and for good reason! These special injectable serums can correct the signs of sun damage and those that come with getting older. You can plump up your skin safely and have it last that way for months or longer. You can also use fillers to protect your skin from the advancement of deep wrinkles or new ones forming. There are a variety of excellent fillers available to transform your appearance, and when injected by a skilled Redlands expert, the results can be truly amazing. No one wants to look overdone. You most likely want to appear recognizable but naturally refreshed, and fillers can help you achieve just that.
Not Every Injectable is a Filler
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular injectable, but it is not a dermal filler. The anti-wrinkle serum relaxes the facial muscles that form certain types of wrinkles, but fillers perform their magic in a different way. In fact, they are designed to address a completely different type of wrinkle. BOTOX® Cosmetic targets dynamic wrinkles while fillers target static wrinkles.
Dermal fillers do exactly what their name implies. These unique serums are injected to “fill in” and smooth all areas of the face that need rejuvenation. These formulas come in a variety of textures and substances and can add volume to the face, lift and firmness depending on where they are injected. They can also add balance or symmetry to the face.
Today, injectables remain the number one requested cosmetic treatment around the globe. They are safe, speedy and deliver immediate results in most instances. You don’t have to worry about surgery, anesthesia, scars, permanent results that could possibly disappoint, wearing bandages and ointments to heal, etc.
Social media has played a major role in boosting the demand for injectables, and Instagram appears to be the site where people hear about these facial rejuvenation treatments for the first time.
What Dermal Fillers Can Improve
As we age, our faces develop fine lines and wrinkles, lose volume and sag. Don’t feel bad because we all go through these normal physical changes. Even supermodels get older. None of us can escape it. What matters is how we fight back, and dermal filler treatments performed at our office in Redlands are a great option to consider.
Our bodies are losing collagen every year, and it is this special protein that creates our skin’s strong foundation. By age 20, our collagen “factories” start producing less collagen at a deficit of one percent each year. As a result, your skin becomes thinner, drier, less elastic and more fragile with age. Some dermal fillers are believed to stimulate fresh collagen production, and those are serums that we’ll get into further detail about below.
Facial fillers can do amazing things to add youthfulness to our facial contours. For instance, these gel-like serums can plump up wrinkles and folds so that they are less noticeable. These injections can redefine your lips by boosting them with extra volume and reshaping the outline. Fillers can also hide your jowls along the jawline by firming the area where they droop. These anti-aging formulas can also raise scar depressions and replace soft tissue volume loss. Your cheeks and temples can become fuller and higher, and hollows under the eyes can be plumped up for youthfulness.
HA Dermal Fillers Remain the Leaders
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found in the human body. It is present in our muscles, joints and skin. It is often considered a moisture magnet and helps the body maintain its suppleness and hydration. Unfortunately, HA levels significantly drop as we begin the general aging process, and like collagen, this substance plays a key role in keeping our skin youthful and plumped up.
Think of it this way: Hyaluronic acid acts as the ultimate hydrator for your skin, and it nourishes the area where it is located. Imagine a baby having a hyaluronic acid level of 100. Now, imagine a woman in her 60s. Her HA level may be about 25.
Dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid are the most requested type of fillers because they deliver smoothness, plumpness and volume in the most natural way. In addition, HA fillers in Redlands also give the complexion a dewy, soft look because the serum stores moisture just like the HA found in your body.
Restylane® and Juvederm® are the most popular filler brands that people know about. One treatment session can deliver instant results that last anywhere from multiple months to years. HA fillers come in different particle sizes for different effects. A volumizing filler typically features bigger particle sizes and will last the longest.
Most aesthetic experts enjoy injecting with HA-based fillers because the substance allows for easy facial sculpting. It can also be dissolved if the client is not pleased with the results.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is Another Filler Option
If you’re seeking another kind of filler that can outlast most, then Sculptra® Aesthetic may be your answer. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is its scientific name. The filler consists of a synthetic substance that encourages new collagen production.
This filler’s youthful effects can last for up to two years or more and can add volume to your facial contours and smooth deep wrinkles, creases and folds. It is exceptionally effective at addressing deep hollows and loss of volume. The average treatment schedule generally consists of a series of injection sessions spanning multiple months.
Patience is required when choosing Sculptra® Aesthetic injections because the formula uses gradual but steady action to produce results. The PLLA behaves as a collagen stimulator, and your body begins to regrow its own collagen over time. The substance itself isn’t the volumizer, but it is triggering the reaction in your skin to make fresh collagen for volume, smoothness, firmness and youthfulness. It can take months to see the results kick in and take shape. Sculptra® Aesthetic injections are safe for younger and older skin and can be used on clients as mature as 75.
Choosing Your Filler Injector Wisely
Let’s be totally honest. Facial injection is an art, and when done properly and with a keen aesthetic eye, the results can be incredible. A master injector understands facial anatomy and how the skin, bones and muscles are all uniquely arranged. This expert has a lot of skill and training under their belt to create amazing facial rejuvenation.
Every aesthetic technician has different philosophies and techniques for dermal fillers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during your consultation and to ask for photos of clients who have had the injections administered. A good injector will be more than willing to share this information with you.
When a facial filler is injected the right way, then it’s usually discreet. People around you notice how naturally refreshed and youthful you appear, but they can’t figure out what, if anything, has been cosmetically done. They may simply think you are eating better or getting more sleep. Good work means it is subtle, and that is the aesthetic goal that most women and men are seeking today. Not too many of us want to appear artificial or overdone.
Dermal fillers are a temporary solution but a long-lasting one. You don’t have to concern yourself over a permanent commitment. When the filler wears off, it does so gradually. Having a filler injected into your face and other areas will not harm your skin or make it looser. To maintain the smooth and plumped-up youthful effects, you will need to schedule more treatment sessions as needed. If you choose not to come in for more injections, your face will not change or appear distorted. It will return to its original contours as the filler wears off, and the skin aging process will continue as normal.
There probably isn’t anyone on the planet who looks forward to getting older and watching their face sag, lose volume and deepen with wrinkles. Most of us don’t want to undergo surgery unless we really require it. That is why dermal fillers have become so popular in our modern world.
Surgery means you don’t have to deal with the hassle and discomfort of a surgical procedure. With surgery, you have to take weeks, if not months, off from work. You also have to go through a lengthy, difficult recovery period. This isn’t the case at all with dermal fillers. In most cases, you can simply set up a time to come to our Redlands office, undergo a simple consultation, receive the injections and then be on your way to resuming your normal daily activities. It’s really that simple.
Getting Started with Dermal Fillers
If you’re interested in enhancing lost facial volume and redefining your facial contours, then consider dermal fillers at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands. We take great pride in our amazing aesthetic team, and our many satisfied clients speak volumes. Dermal fillers offer you wonderful cosmetic options for that subtle tweaking that keeps us looking as ageless as possible. Both celebrities and non-celebrities alike are taking advantage of fillers for their safety, speed and impressive results. Schedule your consultation at our office in Redlands, and let’s take facial rejuvenation to an incredible new level. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started. We look forward to speaking with you!