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Am I a Candidate for Injectable Facial Fillers?

Injectable fillers are facial rejuvenation treatments popularly utilized to minimize signs of aging and volume loss in the face. As deep creases, sunken areas, and thinning tissue become more apparent with age, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and other advanced options can be an excellent way to temporarily restore the smoothness and fullness characteristic of younger-looking skin. Best of all, these treatments can achieve natural-looking enhancement without surgery, anesthesia, or excessive downtime. While procedures such as eyelid surgery or a facelift can provide more enduring results, one key advantage of injectable facial fillers is that some individuals who cannot undergo surgery for medical reasons, or simply do not wish to have an operation, may still be able to reach their aesthetic goals. Depending on the type of filler utilized, injectables are typically most successful for men and women seeking to: Reduce the appearance of deep creases and fine lines, such as “smoker’s lines,” “marionette lines,” and nasolabial folds Replace volume lost as a result of aging, sun exposure, or weight loss Achieve volume enhancement in the lips, cheeks, temples, under the eyes, or the hands Improve the appearance of mild jowling If the preceding list contains one or more of your enhancement goals, you may benefit from non-surgical dermal fillers. In general, good candidates for facial fillers: Desire a temporary solution to aesthetic facial concerns caused by aging Are physically […]

What Are the Advantages of Soft Tissue Fillers?

Soft tissue fillers, commonly referred to as dermal fillers, are absorbable or temporary substances for cosmetic facial enhancement. In minimally invasive treatment sessions, soft tissue fillers can temporarily restore a more vibrant and youthful facial appearance. As men and women age, there is a natural diminishing of subcutaneous fat in the face. While this volume loss typically occurs gradually, expression lines and facial depressions can become more visible as the natural fat between the facial muscles and the surface of the skin steadily decreases. Soft tissue fillers can be an exceptional rejuvenative solution to the development of facial lines and volume loss. While plastic surgery provides more long-term cosmetic enhancement, soft tissue fillers are a non-surgical alternative that can achieve natural-looking volume replacement without the need for anesthesia or excessive downtime. Many fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, are composed of naturally-occurring substances in the body, and therefore require no allergy testing. Depending on the type of filler utilized, the results can last from several months to several years. Many patients achieve an array of cosmetic goals with soft tissue fillers, including: Plumper lips Improved definition in facial contours Diminished appearance of “marionette lines,” “smoker’s lines,” and nasolabial folds Volume enhancement in hollow or sunken facial areas, such as the cheeks or under the eyes Volume enhancement along the jawline to diminish the appearance of jowls Improved appearance […]