Instead of going under the knife, more and more patients are taking a different approach to cosmetic surgery. Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular around the world. They are designed to fill the extracellular space in the sunken areas of the skin, slowing down the aging process.
However, it’s hard to make the right choice due to an abundance of different kinds. Let’s dissect each one and analyze their benefits.
Botox – for wrinkle eradication
Botox is by far the most popular variety of dermal filler. It gets administered in the form of individual injections containing the toxic organic botulinum. Due to its paralyzing capabilities, cosmetic surgeons use it to eradicate wrinkles and induce skin flexibility.
Botox injections are also a common choice of patients with thicker skin, due to the ineffectiveness of lasers in these cases.
The results usually take 10-14 days to show, with some patients experiencing slight headaches and numbness in the affected area. A significant downside of Botox is its short period of effectiveness. It has to be re-injected every four months for the skin to remain permanently elastic.
Hyaluronic acid fillers – for smaller fixes
Sometimes, a cosmetic procedure doesn’t involve massive touch-ups. A patient can have regular, but minor procedures for preventive purposes. Hyaluronic acid fillers are particularly popular for small-scale procedures.
Belotero and other options are characterized by low viscosity, allowing them to be injected right under the uppermost skin layer.
Once it enters the skin, it effectively corrects small imperfections and anomalies. Cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles area prefer it because it disperses quickly and evenly.
Fine lines get corrected immediately, but the lack of thickness in these fillers results in a need for constant re-injections.
Injecting too much filler for correcting fine lines can create catastrophic cosmetic problems in the future. Thus, it’s essential to “dose” them and redistribute the quantity along the targeted area.
Thicker fillers – for restoring volume to the skin
Large-scale procedures often involve the use of thicker fillers. Their advantage lies in a lack of malleability. Fillers that have a more liquid form tend to disperse, which is the exact opposite of the requirement during volume restoration.
Due to a lack of collagen and other connective tissue constituents, fillers such as Radiesse and Restylane Lyft are used in a majority of situations.
Due to their semi-solid, semi-liquid state, these varieties of fillers contribute to the prevention of saggy skin. After a few series of injections, the skin returns to its former glory and becomes thicker and healthier.
Both male and female patients in their 40s and 50s opt for these treatments. The effectiveness is unparalleled, in comparison to other dermal fillers.
Not sure about what filler might suit you? No worries. Contact us at the Dr. Rojas cosmetic surgery center and book an appointment right now. Our expert team will analyze your skin and select the absolute best treatment for you.
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