Oh the fun stuff, let’s talk beauty! Okay let’s face it; every person wants to look their best. Whether out for dinner with friends, relaxing with the family or in the middle of a big work deal having a healthy glowing appearance will make anyone more confident and better able to enjoy the pleasures of life. Luckily in this day in age there are numerous beauty regimes that people can do as a preventative to help with aging. I cannot imagine what it would have been like 40 years ago; people would definitely be relying on amazing genes! Presently with anti-aging techniques such as Laser Therapy, Chemical/Acid Peels, Botox, and Dermal Injectable Fillers people are able to restore their youthful self while refraining from plastic surgery. It’s amazing that people can achieve these results without plastic surgery which many people are afraid of because of the risks and complications associated with it and the downtime relied on for recovery. So for this feature I am going to discuss all the exciting way injectable dermal fillers can be used.
Most people like to use the dermal injectable fillers for the Nasolabial folds which are the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. The other lines that fillers can take care of are the laugh lines which are usually around the sides of your mouth along with the Marionette lines which run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. People can also use the fillers for the cheeks to either make bigger cheek bones or to fill in any hollowness in the cheek and to fill in their chin. Another popular area to have the dermal injectable fillers used is around the mouth or for the lips. Some people just want slightly larger lips where others use the dermal injectable fillers to correct or balance size issues with the upper lip compared to the lower lip or vice versa. Others can use the fillers to just erase the wrinkles in the lips which will bring back the youthful appearance again. Typically the thought was anything above the nose was for Botox and anything below the nose was for Dermal Fillers. Recently that has changed and people have been getting fillers in the eyelid and brow area receiving great results. Some ladies even like to use the fillers for their hands to help give a plumper look after losing collagen.
Popular dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm have had FDA approval for several years, as early as 2003. Over the past few years that they’ve been in use, over ten million treatments have been successfully executed in the United States alone. Injectable fillers Restylane, Perlane and Juvéderm are composed mainly of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the body. One of the great qualities of having dermal fillers injected is there is no down time. Some people on occasion have had some bruising but it can be covered with makeup and will usually only be bruised for a couple of days. Injectable dermal fillers also have INSTANT results, and what lady doesn’t love instant results? A few years ago some of the companies started putting lidocaine into the syringes to help numb the area as soon as it is injected and it has made the process much smoother. The procedure is quick and takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes so can be done on a lunch break. Depending on the person most dermal fillers injected will last 9 months to a year and there have been a few people that reported it lasting longer. The cost of the dermal fillers can be anywhere from $300-$600 depending on which dermal filler is used and what the office charges. It’s always fun to see the before and after photos of the fillers. I have some pictures posted at http://www.palmbeachmed.com for anyone to look at. As always my office is open for any questions and a free consultation for anyone.Dr. Angela