Dermal Fillers (Voluma, Restylane, and Juvederm)
The four components that play a primary role in our facial appearance are skin, bone, muscle, and fat. In our youth, our skin forms around the contours of our facial structures without any issues. However, through the aging process, many people experience a loss of volume and develop visible signs of aging such as saggy and wrinkly skin.
Time-related aging results in bone loss in the face, a retracted jawline, a lowering of the nose, and high cheekbone loss. The volume and elasticity of facial tissues will also decrease. Fat tends to deflate and as a result facial aging will accelerate. The loss of elasticity stretches the skin, taking away its ability to bounce back. Fortunately, these issues can be remedied with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatment options designed to improve the look and feel of the skin without invasive surgical procedures. They can smoothen facial lines and restoring volume to help rejuvenate one’s youthful appearance.
What are they Made of?
Dermal fillers are soft gel substances that can be safely injected into specific areas of the skin. They have numerous uses and can address many skin issues related to the aging process. Dermal fillers can help soften under-eye bags, lift cheekbones, add volume to lips, smoothen lip lines as well as nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers can also help reduce the signs of aging on the hands.
A common compound that is used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. A natural substance that is found in our skin, this is responsible for hydration of the skin. It also plays a vital role in adding volume to the skin.
When dermal fillers of hyaluronic acid are injected into aging skin, the result is a natural youthful appearance. Effects of these can last for up to 6 months or more depending on the patient and the treated area(s). Dermal fillers may be composed of other synthetic chemicals and depending on their composition, address different signs of aging.
The Vitality of Voluma
Voluma is an effective dermal filler manufactured by Allergan. It is made from the naturally occurring sugar in the body, hyaluronic acid. It is a smooth, malleable and clear gel. Due to the composition of Voluma, the injectable has characteristics of fluidity that moves to match the expressions you make.
The look that is achieved, is consequently, as natural as you can get with a dermal filler. The components of Voluma don’t absorb water, so swelling is reduced when this is injected. Voluma’s efficacy in adding natural volume to the lips and cheeks is proven. You will see effects gradually appearing initially and will continue to improve over the course of time. Effects may last for up to 2 years.
Rest Easy with Restylane
Restylane is a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid and is mainly used for adding volume to the area around the eyes and the back of the hands. Restylane was one of the first dermal fillers to be officially approved for use cosmetically. With Restylane, you may see results very soon, but effects will last up to one and a half years. Working particularly well around the nasolabial folds and cheeks, Restylane is a reliable product.
Juvederm is Pure Skin Joy
Juvederm is also a dermal filler which has, as its main component, hyaluronic acid. It acts to volumize the skin in much the same way as any other dermal filler, but effects can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. Juvederm injections are primarily used for crow’s feet (eye area) and to add natural volume to the lip (sides of lips) areas of the face.
Contact Our Office
The Michigan Oculofacial Specialists are dedicated to helping patients experience the best versions of themselves through custom tailored dermal filler treatments. If you’re interested in learning more about the dermal filler options available to you in the Michigan area, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.