As we age, facial fat both decreases in volume and migrates downwards. Dermal fillers can instantly turn back time by restoring facial volume and improving the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm® and Restylane® are minimally-invasive injectable gels comprised of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Treatment is quick, painless and easy. The results are instant, with no downtime. The most commonly reported side effects are redness and minor swelling at the injection site, both of which resolve within hours or, at most, a day or two. Most individuals only need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and depending on the specific filler product used, your lifestyle, age and skin structure, results can last for anywhere between six months to two years.
Although both procedures involve injections, don’t confuse dermal fillers with neuromodulators, such as BOTOX®. While BOTOX® is most often injected into the forehead and around the eyes to stop the movement of muscles that result in wrinkles, it does not plump the skin. Because they work in different ways, dermal fillers are sometimes used in conjunction with BOTOX® as part of an integrated treatment plan.
If you’re ready to bring youthful volume back to your skin, contact Eternal Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.