As people naturally age, facial lines, creases, and wrinkles start to dominate the majority of their facial expressions. But, soft tissue facial fillers can dramatically help improve the overall signs of aging. Cosmetic filler substances can safely be injected just beneath the skin in order to restore volume and diminish unsightly wrinkles, therefore creating a more youthful, smoother, and softer appearance.
Atlanta facial plastic surgeon, Dr. William E. Silver, realizes that surgery is not for everyone. For some people, they only need a little lift in the cheek area, around the nasolabial folds, and perhaps in the lip area. For these patients, he suggests using a dermal filler like Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane. Each products works a little differently and only an injectable specialists like Dr. Silver knows exactly which product to use in each area.
Here’s a list of the most popular facial fillers available today and what you need to know about each one:
Juvederm is an effective, safe gel that works to restore volume to your skin while smoothing away moderately severe folds and wrinkles on the face. It’s the first dermal filler of its kind that’s been proven both safe and effective for people of color. The gel is derived from hyaluronic acid (HA) containing a smooth consistency, which enables easy injections that provide natural-looking, instant results. The procedure itself requires no pre-testing. To learn more about Juvederm, click here.
Voluma is an injectable FDA-approved cosmetic gel that’s the first and only one of its kind to add instant volume to the cheeks. It provides a subtle lift to the cheek area, providing a younger looking profile as well as restoring contour. The results can last up to 2 years and are intended for individuals aged 21 and older. It’s the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that’s been labeled with this particular indication. Certain other fillers have previously been approved for certain indications, but a skilled and knowledgeable injector that’s used a number of various fillers in several different ways, such as Dr. William Silver, can give you the best outcome possible regarding your specific treatment. To learn more about Voluma, click here.
Radiesse is an injectable, synthetic dermal filler that works to decrease moderate to severe creases, folds, and wrinkles around the mouth and nose by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production in the skin. The filler consists of microspheres made of calcium hydroxyapatite in a water-based type gel and from minerals quite similar to the consistency of human bones. It can be directly injected into your skin without any pre-testing requirements. To learn more about Radiesse, click here.
Restylane is an effective dermal facial filler derived from HA that works to restore natural volume to skin while lifting and decreasing fine lines and other wrinkles. The procedure itself is generally used to treat glabellar lines on the face, including the nasolabial folds and forehead area. It’s also used to reshape and add volume to the lips.
Because the filler is produced from substances found naturally in the body, there’s no requirement for pre-testing. The product generates results that can last for many months due to its special ability to effectively bind with water and therefore stay in the tissues of the skin. Based on the general condition of the patient’s skin, the treatment can last a very long time along with instant visible results. To learn more about Restylane, click here.
Sculptra safely restores the fatty tissue in the face that was lost due to the effects of a condition known as lipoatrophy as well as hollow eyes, sunken cheeks and other facial indentations. The product is injected just below the skin’s surface in the target areas of fat loss. The injection contains an alpha hydroxy acid known as PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid). It’s a long-lasting, biodegradable, biocompatible, synthetic treatment. To learn more about Sculptra, click here.
It’s a non-absorbable line and wrinkle filler that’s used in correcting and treating smile lines and the only one of its kind. It uses a dual-acting special formula that offers instantaneous results by visibly correcting lines, folds, and wrinkles on the face in as little as two treatments with literally no downtime.
Dr. William Silver has a new location at Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA and serves numerous patients in surrounding areas including East Cobb, Dunwoody, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Marietta, Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek and beyond. Schedule your consultation today by calling (404)586-4890 for a better looking you tomorrow.