The face can lose fat and volume as we age, resulting in wrinkles, sagging skin, or thinner lips. Dermal fillers are used to revitalize the appearance of facial features through injections of gel-like materials into the desired area of the face.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers function by adding small amounts of volume beneath the surface of the skin. By contributing to facial volume, dermal fillers can smooth wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, and improve drooping eyes or cheeks.At Capital Laser & Skin Care, Dr. Geeta Shah, Dr. Tania Peters, and Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi work with patients to formulate individual plans specific to their desires.
What are Dermal Fillers Made Of?
The FDA-approved dermal fillers offered at Capital Laser & Skin Care are formulated to mimic the natural-looking plumpness of the skin. There are several different types of dermal fillers, but most of the popular and effective brands are made of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin, functioning to maintain moisture. As a filler, it is highly effective in increasing volume across the face, including lips, cheeks, and the area around the mouth. Popular brands of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers include Juvederm®, Belotero®, and Restylane®.
Why are Dermal Fillers Used?
As we age, facial fat breaks down, resulting in looser skin and wrinkles. Various kinds of dermal fillers target different problem areas of the face. For example, Juvederm® Voluma™ is used to increase cheek volume, while Belotero® Balance primarily targets wrinkles.Other uses of dermal fillers include lessening smile lines and vertical lip lines and increasing lip plumpness and volume.
Dermal filler injections typically take a half hour or less, with minimal discomfort and recovery time. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, injections can last from six months to five years. Most dermal fillers last for approximately six to twelve months.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
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