Demystifying Cosmetic Fillers And Injectables

Demystifying Cosmetic Fillers and Injectables


Dr. Flint

If you are interested in a safe and simple non-surgical approach that can reduce wrinkles and lines on your face, plump up thin lips, improve the appearance of scars and more, the latest cosmetic fillers and injectables provide a great option for facial rejuvenation. Following are more details on several cosmetic fillers and injectables from the prospective of a

Newport Beach plastic surgeon

that can enhance your natural beauty and take years off of your face:

BOTOX Cosmetic: Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles in small areas of the face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, lines and creases, while allowing the rest of the facial muscles to respond as they normally would. In addition, Botox is used to help prevent future wrinkles from forming.

Collagen Injections: A dermal filler, collagen is a protein that supports the skin and helps build volume around the lips, eyes and nose to smooth out wrinkles, frown lines and crow s feet. Collagen injections go under brand names including Autologen, CosmoDerm, Cymetry, Fascian and Zyplast. Initial results last up to four months and increase over time.


DYSPORT : Used for more than a decade in other countries and more recently approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dysport works to relax muscles on the forehead and smooth frown lines and wrinkles.

Fat Injections: Also known as a fat transfer, during this procedure, a doctor literally takes fat tissue from a site in your body such as your hips or gluts and transfers the fat cells to another area that needs more volume, such as around the eyes, lips or nose. Results can be both impressive and long-lasting.

Juvederm: A cosmetic filler that s made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found in living cells, Juvederm decreases the appearance of lines around the nose and smile lines. It is also used for facial sculpting and can help restore volume to the face.

Perlane: Used for lip augmentation and to combat deep wrinkles, Perlane is a longer-lasting filler that is used to decrease the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars around the mouth and nose.

Radiesse: Radiesse is a cosmetic filler made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite that is injected in gel form to decrease wrinkles and folds and fill in scars. It is a non-toxic, non-allergenic filler with results that can last up to six months. It is not recommended for high movement areas such as around the lips.

Restylane: Kind of a sister product to Perlane, Restylane can be used for wrinkles and lines that aren t as deep. The benefits of Restylane can last up to six months after the treatment.

Sculptra: With impressive results lasting up to two years, Sculptra is a synethetic material that s created from natural sources and is used for people struggling with fat loss in their face. Sculptra can improve facial contours around the nose and mouth, in particular, sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and skin folds.

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