Dermal fillers have become a popular choice for individuals seeking to enhance their natural beauty and address common signs of aging. These injectable treatments offer a range of benefits, providing subtle yet significant improvements in facial volume, contour, and overall youthfulness.
Restoring Facial Volume and Contour
One of the most prominent benefits of dermal fillers is their ability to restore lost volume in the face. As we age, our skin experiences a gradual decrease in collagen and hyaluronic acid, leading to sagging skin, hollowed areas, and facial wrinkles. Dermal fillers, composed of safe and biocompatible materials like hyaluronic acid, are injected into specific areas of the face to replenish volume and restore a youthful appearance. By strategically placing fillers, I can enhance facial contours, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and rejuvenate sunken or hollow areas.
One of the primary concerns individuals have when considering cosmetic treatments is the fear of looking unnatural or overdone. Fortunately, dermal fillers are designed to provide subtle and natural-looking results. I assess facial proportions, balance, and symmetry, ensuring that the filler is injected in precise amounts and locations for a harmonious and balanced result. Additionally, I do not use highly cross-linked fillers, which are known to contribute to an undesirable ‘overdone’ look. The outcome is a refreshed appearance that retains your natural beauty and expressions.
Quick, Convenient, and Non-Surgical
Unlike invasive surgical procedures, dermal filler treatments are minimally invasive and require no downtime. The injections themselves are relatively quick, often taking just a few minutes to complete. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure. This convenience makes dermal fillers an attractive option for individuals with busy schedules who are seeking noticeable results without the extended recovery time associated with surgery.
Customizable and Versatile
Dermal fillers offer a high level of versatility, making them suitable for addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Here at Persons Plastic Surgery, I use only safe and natural hyaluronic acid fillers, including Radiesse, Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra. Whether you want to plump up thin lips, fill in deep nasolabial folds, smooth out wrinkles, or restore volume to sunken cheeks, there is a filler that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. For example, Belotero is the finest filler, and is a popular option for filling in fine lines and wrinkles. The ability to customize treatments ensures that patients can achieve their desired results, regardless of their unique facial features or concerns.
Stimulating Natural Collagen Production
Beyond their immediate volumizing effects, some dermal fillers also stimulate the natural production of collagen. Collagen is a vital protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. As we age, collagen production decreases, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and sagging skin. Certain types of dermal fillers, such as those containing substances like calcium hydroxylapatite or polycaprolactone, can trigger collagen synthesis in the treated areas, leading to long-term improvements and extended benefits.
While the duration of results can vary depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism, many dermal fillers provide long-lasting results. On average, patients can expect their fillers to last between six months to two years before requiring touch-up treatments. With regular maintenance, the effects can be maintained for even longer periods, allowing individuals to enjoy their rejuvenated appearance for an extended time.
From restoring facial volume and contour to providing natural-looking results, the versatility and convenience of dermal fillers have made them a sought-after cosmetic treatment.
If you are interested in Dermal Fillers, you can request a consultation with Dr. Barbara Persons, board-certified plastic surgeon, using the online form or book an appointment by calling our practice servicing Lafayette, Brentwood, Walnut Creek, Concord, and the greater San Francisco Bay area at (925)-283-4012 to schedule an appointment.