Men and women who visit their Stockton area dermatology practice are often interested in learning about ways to turn back the hands of time without invasive surgery. Facelifts are one way of reducing skin laxity and improving some fine lines and wrinkles caused from the volume loss of aging, they do not deal with the underlying volume loss. Frequently facelift patients also need filler placement to look their best. However, facelifts can be the treatment of choice when there is such large volume loss that the use of fillers becomes uneconomical.
For many patients, dermal fillers are safe, effective, and affordable alternatives to plastic surgery. They can help patients enhance their appearance in a way that turns back the hands of time and provides beautiful anti-aging benefits for months or years. Dermal fillers are different from Botox® and Dysport™, which are medications that inhibit muscle contractions. Many dermal fillers are formulated from hyaluronic acid and are used to provide volume in specific areas, with immediate results.
There are several types of dermal fillers available. The most common are the hyaluronic acid fillers including Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane, and Restylane Lift. These products can help with replace missing volume and give the face a youthful contour. Doctor Bock at California Skin and Laser Center can help determine the best injectable based on your needs and desires.
Some patients may be better suited for Sculptra™, which restores youthfulness by helping the skin produce more collagen over time. It is best for larger areas of lost volume such as the cheeks, temples and chin and can provide results for many years when injected regularly. Another option is Radiesse, made from calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which not only adds volume like hyaluronic acid, but stimulates collagen production at the same time.
The team at California Skin and Laser Center believes that patients should have access to anti-aging solutions through a dermatologist they know and trust. Dr. Gerald Bock administers injections such as these himself, allowing patients to be at ease about a professional providing services. If you want to seek treatment from dedicated dermatologist, Dr. Gerald Bock, contact the team at California Skin and Laser Center to learn more about dermal fillers and other injectable services available for restoring youth.