There is an old adage that “time is undefeated.” No matter what is done or what action is taken, it is impossible to stop the slow crawl of time. This can be felt most strongly while looking in a mirror, as the face that looks out from that reflective glass bears only a passing resemblance to the once vibrant and youthful appearance of day’s past. While nothing can defeat time, there are treatments that can turn back the clock on an individual’s appearance. Some of the top facial rejuvenation treatments available to men and women today: dermal fillers.
An In-Depth Look at Several Types of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can reduce signs of aging in the face and rejuvenate and revitalize the facial appearance. While many refer to “dermal fillers” as a blanket statement that can cover all injectable cosmetic treatments, there are actually many different types of dermal fillers that are all uniquely formulated to treat specific signs of aging.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He uses his expertise to help patients determine which types of dermal fillers can deliver the best results.
While it is unrealistic to expect patients to be able to successfully differentiate between all types of dermal fillers, it is a good idea to learn as much as possible about these non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. That way, an individual can meet with Dr. Azizzadeh to discuss various dermal filler treatments in detail. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a patient is a good candidate for dermal fillers, he can then provide the patient with a personalized treatment recommendation. Plus, the patient can get responses to any dermal filler treatment questions. And, he or she can make an informed decision regarding treatment.
Below, patients can learn about the most popular and commonly used types of fillers, as well as the benefits each dermal filler offers.
Juvederm: A Top Choice for Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Patients can receive Juvederm injections to treat lost facial volume, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Juvederm dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance found in the body. The fillers support the supple skin and collagen production.
Multiple Juvederm products are available, including Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Dr. Azizzadeh can perform an assessment to determine if a patient can benefit from either of these Juvederm products.
Juvederm XC is a dermal filler that addresses moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It is used to smooth a patient’s skin and enhance their facial appearance.
Injections of Juvederm XC can be effective to treat wrinkles around the mouth and nose, i.e. which are often referred to as nasolabial folds, smile lines, or laugh lines. These wrinkles can run from the outside of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They are usually the results of decades of making facial expressions, combined with the normal loss of volume that comes with age.
Juvederm XC injections can restore lost facial volume and plump the skin near nasolabial folds. This added volume can result in smooth skin. Furthermore, regular Juvederm XC treatments can reduce the appearance of or eradicate smile lines.
Patients can use Juvederm XC to improve the appearance of the lips and treat wrinkles and folds around them. In addition, patients with nasolabial folds can receive Juvederm XC injections to add volume to underlying facial tissue in the lips to further enhance their overall facial appearance.
Whereas Juvederm XC is used to correct visible signs of aging that affect the mouth and nose, Juvederm Ultra Plus can be used to treat thin lips.
Juvederm Ultra Plus, also known as Juvederm Ultra XC, is a stronger version of Juvederm Ultra. Even if the patient’s lips are not thinning, Juvederm Ultra Plus can make the lips appear fuller and more plump than ever before. And, Juvederm Ultra XC contains the anesthetic lidocaine, which can make treatment injectables more comfortable for patients.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Juvederm dermal fillers provide results that can last up to 12 months. The amount of Juvederm injected into a patient’s face, the treatment site, and other factors can impact the results of treatment.
What Is Restylane for Facial Rejuvenation? Here’s What You Need to Know
Restylane can add volume and fullness to the skin and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used for lip enhancement.
Some of the most common types of Restylane injectables include:
- Restylane Kysse: Increases lip volume and corrects upper lip lines.
- Restylane Lyft: Adds fullness to the cheeks and addresses smile lines. Restylane Defyne: Alleviates deep laugh lines and improves chin projection.
Restylane products offer results that vary. Regardless, all Restylane dermal fillers can provide a safe and effective treatment to address blemishes in different areas of the face.
In some instances, Restylane is used to correct wrinkles and lines on the forehead. Also called furrows or “frown lines,” these creases are the result of repeated tension in the forehead, usually as a result of feeling angry, worried, excited, or puzzled. Frown lines can hamper an individual’s facial appearance. Fortunately, Restylane can be used to immediately minimize or eliminate frown lines.
Restylane can also be used to treat any damage found on the surface of the skin, including pitting and scarring. Pitting refers to an indentation in the skin, usually caused by swelling. Meanwhile, scarring can refer to a variety of different scars, including scars from being burnt, acne scars, or other types of scars. A Restylane injection to any of these types of skin damage can reduce the appearance of scars.
Finally, Restylane can be used to address volume loss in the lips. Similar to Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane injections can plump the lips and soften wrinkles or fine lines around them. As a result, Restylane patients can enjoy youthful-looking and beautiful lips after their treatment.
How Does Radiesse for Facial Rejuvenation Work?
Radiesse is one of the most versatile types of dermal fillers. It can be used to treat any signs of aging present in the lower portion of the face.
Facial volume loss and the natural aging process can cause a variety of lower face problems. These can include:
- Smile lines that go from the nose to the mouth
- Marionette lines below the lips
- Sagging skin along the jawline
- Wrinkles on the corners of the mouth
- Chin wrinkles
Radiesse injections can be used to treat the aforementioned issues that impact the lower face and many others. The injections add volume to the lower face and smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
Ultimately, Radiesse provides immediate results and long-term benefits. Radiesse adds volume in the form of the injectable gel and stimulates the production of collagen. In doing so, Radiesse ensures patients can reap the benefits of a symmetrical facial appearance now and in the future.
Want to Enhance Facial Volume? Here’s How Sculptra Can Help
Sculptra is yet another dermal filler that can restore lost facial volume and stimulate collagen production. With Sculptra injections, a patient can replace facial volume lost over an extended period of time. The injections can treat wrinkles, facial folds, and other signs of aging.
Typically, Sculptra is used to treat the same facial areas as Radiesse, including chin wrinkles, marionette lines, smile lines, and sagging jowls. Sculptra is also effective in adding volume to hollow temples.
Which Dermal Filler Treatment Option Is Right for You?
To determine the ideal dermal filler treatment option, meet with Dr. Azizzadeh in person or virtually. From here, Dr. Azizzadeh can conduct an evaluation to determine if a patient qualifies for a facial filler treatment.
There may be times when Dr. Azizzadeh discovers one or more dermal fillers can help a patient improve their facial appearance. Comparatively, some patients may benefit from a facelift, rhinoplasty, or another type of cosmetic surgery in lieu of or in combination with a dermal filler treatment. By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can receive a custom facial rejuvenation treatment recommendation. He or she can learn about myriad facial rejuvenation treatment options and their respective benefits and risks. If a patient decides to move forward with a facial rejuvenation treatment, he or she can work with Dr. Azizzadeh to get the best results out of it.
Schedule a Dermal Filler Treatment Consultation With Dr. Azizzadeh
The average patient can have a difficult time differentiating between the vast array of types of dermal fillers currently on the market. Even after reading about the different types of dermal fillers, it can be challenging to decide which ones can deliver the optimal facial rejuvenation results. That is why anyone who is considering dermal fillers or other facial rejuvenation treatments should schedule a treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He possesses comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment experience and expertise. And, Dr. Azizzadeh applies his knowledge and insights to provide his patients with the best facial rejuvenation treatments.
For those who are considering dermal fillers or other facial rejuvenation treatment options, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.