Quick Guide to Dermal Fillers
Having smoother, younger-looking skin is a fantastic way to restore your self-esteem and confidence. As you age, you will start to notice tiny lines around your eyes, lips and other areas of your face that are distressing to you. Even though you may still feel vibrant and youthful, you may feel that your face does not reflect how you feel inside. Dermal fillers are a popular treatment option to help restore a youthful look.
There are several different types of dermal fillers. The fillers Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are prescription medications that are injected into the muscles underneath the fine lines, folds and deep wrinkles that develop as we age. The medication blocks impulses that are sent via the nerves, thus allowing the muscle to relax, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance to the skin. The results of the injections generally last about 4 months.
Other types of dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse, work by adding volume where deep wrinkles have formed. This temporarily add fullness to the area so that the deep wrinkles and folds aren’t as noticeable. The results of these fillers typically last from 6 months to 1 year depending on the individual and what type of medication is used.
Another type of dermal filler is an injectable called Sculptra. It works by injecting poly-L-lactic acid into the skin. The product helps replace the lost collagen in the epidermis. A few injections are necessary over 3 to 4 months’ time, and the long-lasting results vary with each recipient.
Dermal fillers are often beneficial on lines between the eyebrows, around the eyes, fine lines around the lips, smiles lines and lines around the nasal area.
Dermal filler treatment is quick, virtually painless, and many patients see results immediately, depending on which type of prescription medication Dr. Perman uses.
To learn more about dermal fillers in Fairfax, contact Dr. Perman today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Perman will gladly speak with you about your aesthetic concerns and advise you on the best type of dermal filler for your problem areas.