Everyone has a natural, thin layer of fat just underneath their skin that fulfills important jobs, including providing a cushion for facial skin. This fat adds just enough volume to make your face look healthy and to minimize lines and wrinkles.
As you get older, your face naturally loses some of this fat. When that happens, facial muscles are closer to the skin’s surface, and lines become more visible. At the same time, skin produces less collagen and elastin, so it loses strength and elasticity. That’s when cheeks begin to look hollow, and lips become thinner and start to droop.
Dermal fillers are designed to treat these problems. They plump and lift cheeks and lips, enhance shallow contours, and soften lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can also improve recessed scars like those caused by acne, and may be considered for restoring fullness to hands.
Dr. Stuart offers several different dermal fillers, which are all injected just beneath the skin, but have slightly different qualities. For example, one may be softer than the other, so it may be preferred for lips.
Juvéderm®: Juvederm dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced in your skin and adds volume and moisture. Juvéderm treats lines and wrinkles on your face, especially around your nose and mouth.
Juvéderm® Voluma XC: This dermal filler is like the other Juvederm products in that it’s made from hyaluronic acid, but it’s specifically designed to target the cheeks, adding volume and lift that may last up to 2 years.
Restylane®: Restylane products are made from hyaluronic acid plus small particles that help add volume. They’re used to diminish facial wrinkles and folds, enhance lips, and add volume to cheeks.
Dermal fillers are a safe way to refresh your appearance and rejuvenate your face, but getting the best results — the natural appearance you desire — takes the hand of experience and a doctor with an artistic eye who injects the filler into a very specific area of your face. You can count on Dr. Stuart’s expertise to achieve optimal results. If you’re ready to regain some of your youth but have questions about dermal fillers, contact Physician’s Skin Solutions to schedule a consultation and learn how fillers may work for you.
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