Everyone’s skin ages differently due to sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle. Aging causes our faces to naturally lose subcutaneous fat and our skin stretches a bit, all adding to loss of volume. This loss of volume causes lines and wrinkles, and a hollow appearance to the face. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can be used to help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness, allowing a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in our skin and helps keep skin plump and hydrated. The aging process reduces the amount of HA in our skin.
Using a dermal filler is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost. Injecting dermal fillers help bring back volume, and smooth away facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. HA dermal fillers can help restore youthfulness by giving fuller lips, smoothing out wrinkles and folds, filling tear troughs, and elevating cheeks.
Temporary dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6-24 months, depending on the filler and the area being treated. The Liposuction Institute of Louisville offers Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Voluma, and Belotero. To ensure proper results, Dr. Crabtree personally performs all injections.
What is the difference between Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers?
Neurotoxins are injected to help smooth the appearance of wrinkles and are generally used to treat the upper face in areas such as frown lines, forehead, and crow’s feet. The results from neurotoxin injections last between 3-4 months and then need to be repeated.
Dermal fillers can help restore lost volume and even stimulate collagen production by being injected beneath the surface of the skin. Fillers can help correct facial wrinkles and folds in your mid and lower face, as well as treat fine lines. The results from fillers are instant and typically last 6-24 months depending on the area that is treated.
Areas that are commonly treated with fillers are lips, cheeks, chin, jawline, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, under eye hallows (tear troughs), and hands.