If you’ve ever considered dermal fillers, this is the perfect time to book an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist. Fillers can enhance your natural beauty and give you a refreshed, more vibrant look.
How Dermal Fillers Help You Regain a Youthful Look
There are many different types of fillers on the market. Most are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the skin important in skin hydration. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid gradually decreases, along with collagen and elastin. This results in loss of skin elasticity, increased skin laxity and a duller, more sallow appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable as well. Genetics, lifestyle factors and environmental exposures all contribute to this process.
“Hyaluronic acid fillers provide immediate correction of any fine lines and volume loss, but over time, have been shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production to some degree, creating a brighter appearance,” Kerry Heitmiller, MD in our San Mateo and Mountain View clinics said.
“Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) and Sculptra (Poly-L-lactic acid) are considered biostimulatory fillers,” Dr. Heitmiller said. “These fillers act to directly stimulate collagen and elastin production over time. They can be used for volume loss but can also be used to improve overall skin quality and skin laxity and for body contouring. The results with these fillers are often
appreciated over time, typically three months after treatment, but results are more long lasting than with hyaluronic acid fillers.”
Specific types of fillers can be used for different areas of the face. These fillers may vary in stiffness depending on the area treated to create a natural look.
Popular Areas for Filler Treatment:
- Lips – Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used in the lips to help contour and volumize. Softer fillers are used in this area for natural looking and feeling lips.
- Marionette Lines – Hyaluronic acid fillers of different strengths can be used to treat this area. Firmer, stiffer products may be used to treat deeper wrinkles and significant areas of volume loss, While, softer products are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
- Jawline – Fillers have become an increasingly popular treatment to help define and sharpen the jawline in both men and women. Hyaluronic acid fillers and biostimulatory fillers, like Radiesse, can be used in this area.
Many of the treatments take only 30 minutes, and could even be completed during a lunch break.
Dermal Fillers and Botox Can Work in Tandem!
If you’re new to this subject, some may not know the difference between Botox and fillers. They work in different ways, but can enhance results of cosmetic treatments when used together.
Dermal Fillers: soften lines, plump, contour, and define your features.
Botox: relaxes facial muscles leading to soften of wrinkles that occur with movement and prevents the development of new wrinkles
Dermal Fillers are Available at the Following Golden State Dermatology Locations:
Alamo, Berkeley, Brentwood, Fresno, Livermore, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Mateo, San Ramon, Tracy, Walnut Creek-Ygnacio Valley
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There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to dermal fillers. The optimal filler used for
treatment depends on a specific patient’s needs, location of filler treatment, and the patient’s
treatment goals and preferences. It is important to speak with your board-certified dermatologist
to determine whether filler treatment is right for you.
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