COSMETIC DERMAL FILLERS
As we age our skin is not only sagging due to gravity but it is also loosing volume due to loss of elastin and collagen,. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.
Dermal Filler can be synthetic (made in laboratory) or natural made of your own fat or plasma (bio-fillers).
Some of the synthetic dermal filler are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) such as: Versa, Juvederm, Restylane.
HA is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in our bones. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are nearly microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel. The consistency of a CaHA filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler and typically last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Radiesse contains Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
A young face has a heart shape. With ageing, the face not only sags but also loses volume. Cosmetic fillers are injections that fill out wrinkled or uneven facial areas, gently smoothing wrinkles and restoring bulk to the curves of the face, where loss of volume occurred. They offer immediate gratification and results and are used for procedures such as: rapid-in office- face lift like the “Liquid Facelift or the 20 minutes Facelift”, cheeks rejuvenation, lips enhancement, tear trough correction, hands rejuvenation and so on…