Posted on December 13, 2018 in Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, caused by a loss of collagen production. Collagen is what gives your skin its youthful, strong structure! Although there’s no way to stop the aging process, there are some things you can do to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. With injectable formulas, you can smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles for younger-looking skin. Here are the formulas that Dr. Ellen offers:
Botox is a popular neuromodulator injectable that can address fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face such as crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes, frown lines between the brows, and forehead lines. The formula works by temporarily preventing certain wrinkle-causing muscles from contracting, resulting in smooth skin. The results of Botox can last for up to 4 months before a touch-up session is needed.
Juvéderm is one of many hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin to provide moisture and hydration. The Juvéderm filler family can be used to instantly fill in wrinkles in folds in the lower face such as smile lines around the mouth and nose and vertical lip lines. Some formulas can even be placed directly into the lips or cheeks to restore volume loss and add definition. The results of Juvéderm can last for 6-12 months.
Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. The formula can be placed into wrinkles and folds or can be used to enhance the features. Results are not instant, but offer gradual improvements over time as more collagen is produced, resulting in stronger, younger-looking skin! Results can last for up to 2 years.
Allofill is an injectable treatment that offers a more natural solution to filling in lines and wrinkles. Allofill uses sterilized tissue harvested from donors to provide instant volume to the skin. By choosing Allofill over a traditional fat graft, patients can avoid the need for liposuction! Results are instant and will continue to improve over the next several months.
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