Wrinkle fillers are surging in popularity right now among those seeking non-surgical treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles. If you are considering facial treatments, or a facelift you will need some solid information to guide your search. Below are some things to consider when you are looking for facelift or facial options in Phoenix, AZ
What are wrinkle fillers?
Wrinkle fillers are injectable gels containing various substances to promote enhanced facial volume as a way of diminishing fine lines and wrinkles that can give away your age. Some common ingredients include hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid. Some popular brand names are Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
Radiesse Wrinkle Fillers
Radiesse is a type of wrinkle filler containing something called calcium hydroxylapatite in the form of microspheres for enhanced absorbability. This is a substance similar to a form of calcium commonly found in bones and teeth. Once injected, Radiesse begins to immediately volumize your skin at the site of the injections.
Juvederm is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers. This is an entire family of products that addresses signs of facial aging and helps plump lips.
Hyaluronic acid is a large component of youthful skin. This naturally produced substance draws moisture into skin tissue for a plumping and hydrating effect. Its age-related loss leads to thin, dry skin that is more prone to the development of lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm works by correcting an age-related deficiency of hyaluronic acid. This sends the process into reverse; formerly dry skin becomes fully hydrated, which helps to reduce the prominence of lines and wrinkles.
Sculptra works a bit differently than Juvederm to fill in wrinkles. Instead of hyaluronic acid, Sculptra contains polylactic acid, which is a lab-created substance that promotes your body’s own natural production of collagen.
Patients are typically advised to undergo several Sculptra treatment sessions spaced a few weeks apart. Once injected, the polylactic acid will be replaced by freshly produced collagen from your own body.
Wrinkle fillers offer long-lasting results of up to a year or more, depending upon the product. After the injected gel has been completely absorbed by your body, touch-ups will be needed to maintain your wrinkle reduction results.
If you need help learning more about Facial filler treatment option schedule an appointment with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Meger today.