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Dermal Fillers

If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften thoose facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.

Juvederm or Restylane (hyaluronic acids) are a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft conective tissue and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources.

Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite), the heaviest of facial fillers, is found naturally in human bones. This mineral-like compound is reserved to fill the deepest creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It’s also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and othe facial contours. Calcium-based microspheres are suspended in a water based gel.

Sculptra (polyactic acid) is a synthetic material. When it is injected, it stimulates the body’s own production of collagen. This substance is known to work particulary well in cheeks, jawline and temples and to fill out deep nasolabial folds. This substance is unlike other dermal fillers because it doesn’t produce immediate results. Instead it stimulates collagen production, so results appear gradually and naturally over a period of a few months.