Dermal Fillers – Could They be Your Anti-Aging Secret Weapon?
Dermal fillers are a popular choice with individuals looking to minimize the visible signs of aging without surgery. They have been used for years to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. You probably know some of them by name, such as Juvederm. But what exactly is a dermal filler? They are cosmetic injections that help replenish the skin’s volume. If signs of aging are making you unhappy when you look in the mirror, it might be time to find out if dermal fillers are right for you.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance injected into the skin. According to the FDA, fillers containing hyaluronic acid are the most commonly used. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It delivers nutrients that help retain the skin’s moisture, softness, and volume. As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid begin to decrease. By boosting the supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers increase the skin’s volume, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The skin is revitalized, giving you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Juvéderm is a safe and long-lasting dermal filler that requires no skin testing before injections. It is one of the most popular and commonly used dermal fillers. The Juvederm collection of products includes Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Ultra, and Ultra Plus. These fillers can provide a variety of treatments to different areas of the face including:
- Plumping lips
- Treating static wrinkles present when the face is at rest
- Marionette or jowl lines
- The down-turning of the corners of the lips
- Frown lines that are present even at rest
- Deep nasolabial folds (between the corners of the lips and the sides of the nose)
- Bleeding lipstick lines around the lips, also known as smokers creases
- Filling in below the eyes and defining the cheekbones
- Tear Troughs (bags under eyes)
- Chin enhancement
There are also a few other areas where Juvederm can improve the appearance of your skin. Have you ever met someone who could get away with fibbing about their age, but their hands give them away? Juvederm can be used for hand rejuvenation and prevent your hands from revealing your secret. Sagging earlobes are another area where dermal fillers such as Juvederm can be effective.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
There are no age or gender restrictions when determining if you are a good candidate for dermal fillers. It’s important to have realistic expectations. Fillers are most effective on moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin. If the effects of aging have resulted in extreme fat pad loss or severely sagging skin, fillers can help, but typically it will consist of several sessions with multiple syringes of Juvederm Voluma. This is called a V-Lift at Vive and is one of our most popular procedures.
Are The Results Permanent?
The results achieved with dermal fillers are not permanent. However, Juvederm fillers provide long-lasting results. These can vary depending on the individual, the treatment area, and the specific Juvederm product used. On average, Juvederm results last 12 to 18 months.
Dermal Fillers at Vive
If you are considering dermal fillers, Vive Aesthetics and Wellness is the perfect choice. Both Dr. Pinto and Megan have extensive experience with dermal fillers and help you determine if they are right for you. Juvederm is the preferred hyaluronic acid filler at Vive because of the smooth, even corrections it provides with minimal discomfort and maximum results. Schedule a consultation today.