Fillers have become a very popular treatment among those who need some lines and wrinkles removed on their faces but prefer to avoid surgery. If you are only dealing with light lines and wrinkles, these injectable products offer a good alternative to conventional cosmetic surgery. But before undergoing any type of procedure, it is important to have your questions answered so that you know exactly what to expect.
What is a Filler?
A facial filler is simply an injectable substance that increases the volume of your facial skin so that lines and wrinkles are minimized, leading to a smoother and more youthful facial appearance. All fillers will be eventually metabolized by your body, at which point you will require additional injections to maintain your results.
There are quite a few products on the market that have various ingredients in different concentrations and work for slightly different purposes and areas of the face. Selecting the appropriate one for your needs will depend upon your individual skin condition, like how elastic your skin is and how much sun damage you have. The product that helps your friend may not be the best choice for you. We can help determine what product is right for you at your initial consultation.
Are Fillers Anything Like Botox?
Botox and facial fillers are two completely different products that work in a different way. Fillers contain substances that promote increased skin volume, while Botox is a safe toxin that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Botox also has other uses like for migraine treatment.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a family of facial fillers formulated for different parts of the face. Some Juvederm® products restore cheek contours, while others work on the nasolabial folds of your face.
Juvederm® has as its active ingredient something called hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally produced by your own body to promote increased skin moisture and thickness. Getting older means you have less HA, along with increased skin thinness and dryness. Juvederm® restores your HA levels and helps to partially reverse the process of wrinkle formation. It also contains lidocaine to help with your comfort level during your procedure.
Contact Us to Get More Information
To learn more about dermal fillers and what they may be able to do for you, we warmly encourage you to get in touch and make an appointment with DelaneyMD Aesthetics & Anti-Aging! At our convenient location in Edmonds, WA, our friendly and experienced staff will be eager to explain your options in greater detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you achieve your unique personal aesthetic. Contact us today to set up your consultation!