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Injectable fillers

by Jeff Houk PA-C

So, you don’t look like you used to. There are lines across your forehead, wrinkles around your mouth, eye lines, wilted and thinning lips. The once plump, now sunken cheeks, sagging jowls, marionette lines and deep nasolabial folds. Wrinkles, aging skin, these are all signs that life and the sun are beginning to take their toll on your beauty, making you look ten years older. Skin ages, and as it does, it takes the vibrancy and life out of your face. Fortunately science has a way to replace the beauty time can take away from our skin.


   Dermal fillers are injectables that are used to smooth out and create volume in areas of the skin that have aged and wrinkled over time. They include a variety of substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and other materials both naturally occurring and manmade. They can be used to plump lips, smooth out wrinkles on the forehead or around the face, and to prevent the motion which displays wrinkles.


   Dermal fillers have been called “liquid face lifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical face lift without the downtime. Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren’t permanent, however, and they


must be repeated and maintained. Generally they last around 6-9 months.


   FDA-approved dermal fillers are safe. The most commonly used dermal fillers are Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse. Different fillers are generally used for different applications and have varying degrees of effectiveness and longevity. For example, Juvederm is used for moderate to deep wrinkling around the lips and mouth and for facial lines. It lasts 4-9 months depending on where it is placed. Radiesse is used for deeper wrinkles and acne scarring and can last for one year. Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Ultimately your doctor will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results based on the area you wish to treat and the severity of the wrinkling or volume loss.


   If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer.


Call the Advanced Liposuction Center Today @724-987-3220 and bring your face back to life.



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