One of the hallmarks of aging is the loss of skin volume, which can create static wrinkles, hollow areas of the face, and an overall less youthful appearance. Fortunately, with the right cosmetic treatment, you can easily reverse these visible signs of aging and feel more confident about your appearance. At Live Medspa in Miami, FL, we know that dermal fillers like Juvederm are a perfect solution to reverse visible signs of aging and contour your appearance to meet your aesthetic goals.
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular classes of cosmetic treatments in the world. A dermal filler is a non-invasive injectable treatment that directly increases the volume of the skin by injecting a gel-like formula into the sub-dermal areas of the skin. Depending on the filler being used, you can address several visible signs of aging so you can enjoy a youthful, revitalized appearance.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Dermal fillers are generally used to treat certain fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by volume depletion. Also known as static wrinkles, these visible signs of aging form on areas of the skin where skin laxity has caused the skin to fold in on itself, leaving mild to moderate creases. These wrinkles can be found around the nose, mouth, and eyes.
Volume loss is another major aging concern that can be easily addressed with a dermal filler. Volume loss is caused by natural collagen depletion, which usually starts at around age 30 for most people. The loss of volume in the skin can make your skin drier, thinner, and more fragile; this volume loss can also make areas of your face, such as the cheeks and tear troughs, appear hollow.
More recently, dermal fillers are being used to enhance the appearance of the lips. The natural aging process may also deplete the amount of volume in the lips, which can make your lips appear thin or wrinkled. Dermal fillers can treat perioral lines, smoker’s lines, lipstick lines, and even downturned mouth corners.
The Best of the Best
So, what are the best of the best when it comes to these injectable treatments? There are several dermal treatments on the market that can accomplish a variety of cosmetic tasks. Ultimately, the treatment that is best for you will depend on your aesthetic goals. Right now, the best products include brands like:
Juvederm is the largest and most popular collection of dermal injectables available. This family of products is formulated with hyaluronic acid and is made in a variety of different formulas that have unique densities to be used in specialized areas of the face. One of the reasons why Juvederm is such a popular product is the fact that these special formulas use special vycross technology to lock the filler in place so you can enjoy longer-lasting results. The results for Juvederm products can last for 12 to 24 months based on the formula used.
Restylane is another collection of injectables formulated with hyaluronic acid. Restylane is generally considered a good brand for people who have moderate visible signs of aging, particularly wrinkles in areas of the face like around the eyes, beneath the eyes, and even on the forehead. Most people can expect the results of these injectables to last for 12 months or longer.
Revanesse is another hyaluronic acid dermal injectable, although it’s much newer than many other products. With the use of revolutionary cross-linked technology, this flexible dermal filler has a unique composition with smaller, rounder particles that allow the product to sit more smoothly beneath the skin surface. This product is an ideal option for people who want to reverse the visible signs of mild aging. Usually, the results of this treatment can last for about six months.
Radiesse is an injectable made with one of the most unique formulas in the world. Unlike the previous injectables, Radiesse is formulated with calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres, which ultimately work with the body to increase natural collagen production. These microspheres can help you achieve dramatic anti-aging results, particularly for those who have severe lines and wrinkles.
And unlike other dermal treatments, Radiesse can also be used to reduce the appearance of aging in the hands. For the hands, the results of this treatment can last for six months; for the face, results usually last between 12 and 15 months.
How Do These Treatments Work?
No matter which product you use, the basic steps of your treatment will be the same. Dermal injections are generally made into several targeted areas of the face, and because the results of this treatment are near-instant, your provider will be able to tailor your treatment to your exact needs. Although some injectables are formulated with lidocaine, such as Juvederm, many patients still opt to you a topical numbing cream to ensure each treatment is comfortable.
Will You Need To Prepare for Treatment?
Even though dermal injectables are not a surgical treatment, you will still need to make some minor preparations so you can enjoy your results more quickly. The most important preparations are to avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment and to stop using blood-thinning medications or supplements for at least one week.
When Will You See Results?
Most of the time, the results of a dermal injectable will be immediate – most people leave their appointment looking revitalized and youthful. However, it may take a few additional days for the formula to fully settle within the skin. The vast majority of people will be able to see final results within one to two weeks of their treatment, depending on the product being used.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Most people who want to reverse the visible signs of aging, particularly volume loss and static wrinkles, make good candidates for dermal injectables. These cost-effective treatments are simple, easy, and can quickly accomplish all of your anti-aging goals.