Dermal fillers of today are a brilliant group of injectables that through their exceptional ability to “fill” the skin can rejuvenate the face in a beautifully natural and remarkable way. Dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Belotero®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®, for example, can revolumize, restructure, and improve wrinkles to give the face a lifted, glowing, smoother, and younger appearance. They are a beautiful, effective, and minimally-invasive way of rejuvenating and enhancing the face by softening lines, replacing volume loss from aging, and contouring the natural lines and planes of the face.
Although in today’s market, it often seems that dermal fillers are everywhere and injected by amateurs and professionals alike, the true artistry and beauty of rejuvenation happen when the ideal dermal filler is correctly selected and how and where the filler is injected. When used in combination and with other modalities, dermal fillers in trained hands not only have the ability to truly turn back the clock, but also can provide the needed enhancement to what Mother Nature failed to do.
Dermal filler injections have emerged as one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the field of facial aesthetics today. When injected judiciously and appropriately by a trained, board-certified dermatologist, the results are very natural and provide a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. Often, patients who have had dermal filler treatment will state that others have noticed how young and radiant they look, but no one knows what was actually, if anything, was done. When the dermal filler is injected and placed skillfully and strategically, the results are astounding. The advantages of significant and noticeable, and yet soft and natural facial rejuvenation with minimal discomfort and minimal downtime make treatment with dermal fillers a remarkably valuable and sought-after procedure for the cosmetic patient.
As people age, the fat, muscle, and bones in the face change and atrophy, resulting in laxity and sagging of the skin because of the loss of deeper support structures. The skin that drapes these support structures starts to hang a bit downward and inward, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. Sun damage, smoking, general health, and various environmental factors can exacerbate and accelerate these aging effects. By injecting dermal fillers into strategic areas of the face, dermatologists can replace this lost tissue, restoring volume, filling defects, and lifting any laxity to achieve a more rejuvenated appearance. Areas that respond beautifully include the laugh lines, lips, tear troughs, temples, cheekbones, chin, jaws, and even the hands. As newer, more state-of-the-art dermal fillers are developed, more remarkably natural results for facial rejuvenation are achieved. Examples of excellent dermal fillers, include Belotero®, Juvederm® Ultra Plus/Ultra XC, Juvederm® Voluma, Juvederm® Vollure, Juvederm® Volbella, Restylane®, and Radiesse®. The key to successful and beautiful results is the selection of the appropriate filler for the job and on the skill, finesse and artistry of the injector. Depending on which dermal filler is used for the appropriate task and application, its effects of facial rejuvenation can last from six months to up to two years. No wonder that this cosmetic procedure of injecting dermal fillers is in such high demand.