Dermal fillers (commonly referred to as a “liquid face-lift”) are a nonsurgical approach to shaping, contouring, and adding volume to the face, hands, and other areas prone to wrinkles. At Align Body & Wellness, we offer Restylane® dermal filler products. Developed with safety and longevity in mind, dermal fillers offer superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive treatment and are an ideal approach for those who want to minimize the signs of aging without undergoing surgery.
When injected, the product reshapes facial contours by replacing lost volume, providing immediate visual improvement. Dermal fillers act as a collagen substitute. Because fillers are natural, fully biocompatible substances already present in your body, there is minimal risk of an allergic reaction. In most cases, you can return to routine activities immediately following the procedure. Fillers offer immediate results – the effects are softer lines, smoother skin, and fuller features. Depending on the injection site of the dermal filler, this treatment will last 6 to 18 months.
ABCs of Wrinkles
Traditional fillers are soft substances, liquids, or gels that are injected into the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump lips, fill out cheek hollows, and repair other facial imperfections. They work by filling out the space below the wrinkles, replacing lost fat. Fillers can be injected into the dermis or subcutaneous layer of the skin, depending on the filler and treatment goal.
Collagen stimulators help replace the collagen your body naturally loses as you age. Collagen stimulators are injected into the dermis or subcutaneous layer, filling the spaces where collagen has been lost. The newly produced collagen provides a structural framework to hold hyaluronic acid and elastin and helps restore the dermis. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules to the dermis and restores skin moisture. Elastin provides elasticity and helps the skin stretch.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a type of dermal filler used to replace facial volume loss and has been relied upon for years by patients in the AIDS community to restore mass muscle volume. Sculptra Aesthetic goes deep into the skin tissue, stimulating the body to rebuild and replace lost collagen, correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, and add volume. This treatment provides a more refined appearance and can last up to 25 months or more. By rebuilding lost foundation, the skin is smoother and drapes more naturally over the bone structure. Note: This product is not intended for use in the lips or around the eyes.
For more information and to see if you’re a candidate for Dermal Filler schedule a consultation with Align Body & Wellness today.