Facial rejuvenation procedures are by far the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, products such as Botox and Dysport, soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels accounted for 9.7 million of the 10.8 million top four non-invasive procedures in the U.S. in 2013. Laser hair removal accounted for the balance of treatments.
The natural aging process and environmental factors such as sun exposure and smoking can contribute to freckles and liver spots, visible blood vessels, acne scars, and lines.
Dermal fillers may be injected to improve texture-related changes like wrinkles. These injections can also address another reason facial rejuvenation may be in order: lax skin.
Collagen and elastin fibers give skin its firmness and flexibility. Over time, these supportive structures weaken. Skin loses its plumpness and firmness. Loss of muscle tone can make the lower part of the face appear droopy. Sagging skin may create a double chin even on a fit person.
Upper eyelids may droop and lower eyelids can slacken, contributing to under-eye bags and a sunken appearance. Generally, the shape of our face changes. We can restore a youthful shape without going under the knife. There are many different types of minimally-invasive dermal fillers. While the fillers are all injected underneath the skin, they are made from various materials.
Sturdy fillers may reshape cheekbones. Softer fillers can be used to plump the lips. These injectable materials may be used all over the face, including temples, forehead, and chin.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from a natural lubricant. This gel-like substance adds volume to the cheeks and lips. Recently HA-based Juvéderm Voluma XC was released to restore fullness to the cheeks temporarily.
Poly-L-lactic acid fillers, such as Sculptra, are increasingly popular. The same material used in dissolvable stitches, it is a comparatively longer-lasting option eventually absorbed by the body. Sculptra Aesthetic adds volume to areas such as between the mouth and nose, and around the lips and chin.
How is California Skin & Laser Center different?
We want to assure our clients have a comfortable and safe experience with minimal side effects such as bruising. One of the ways we achieve this is by using flexible cannulas. Dermal fillers are administered through these bendable tubes. Cannulas accomplish the same results as traditional needles, without the negative aspects including pain, tissue damage, and bleeding.
Looking for the best face fillers near Stockton? California Skin & Laser Center specialists offer multiple fillers with unique characteristics. We can identify the best injectable to treat your specific concern. Our specialists also take into account factors such as lifestyle, expectations, and medical conditions. Schedule a consultation on 209-751-4292 to discuss these and other considerations with Dr. Bock and his team today.
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