It isn't realistic to expect your face not to age, even with plenty of products and treatments promising to reverse the physical signs of aging. However, aesthetic treatments are advancing to help you slow the progression. Thanks to Melanie Abeyta, RN, Holly Houk, RN, and the team at Harmony Aesthetics Center in Los Angeles, you can make subtle adjustments to your appearance using dermal fillers, including reducing wrinkles, lines, and thinning skin and lips. To find out what dermal fillers can do for your appearance, call the office or click to book an appointment at Harmony Aesthetics Center today.
Fillers, a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment, make small alterations to your appearance using an injectable viscous substance. You can use them to add volume to areas that lose some of their plumpness with age, like your hands, face, or lips. After some time, your body safely absorbs them.
Fillers are known for replacing lost volume, but that isn't all that they do. At Harmony Aesthetics Center, your provider helps you identify the alterations you'd like to make to your appearance and decides whether they're possible using dermal fillers. The possibilities include:
Fillers can also reshape some contours of your face. The results are realistically subtle, but you'll notice a difference immediately after your injections. In fact, you won't even need to set aside downtime for recovery.
In order to serve a wide range of patients, Harmony Aesthetics Center provides a number of dermal fillers that work in slightly different ways. Your dermal filler options include:
Juvéderm is a brand of dermal filler that primarily contains hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in your skin to help it hold water and continue growing connective tissues. Juvéderm's product line includes Voluma® for your cheeks, Vollure™ for the lines around your mouth, Volbella™ for your lips, and Ultra Plus for deep and defined facial wrinkles. The results last for up to 18 months.
Radiesse is a filler brand that uses calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance found in your teeth and bones, as its main ingredient. The calcium hydroxylapatite particles are suspended in a smooth gel substance, offering a scaffold for your tissues to grow around. You can use it for your face or hands, and the results last for up to 15 months.
Restylane products, another popular dermal filler brand, use hyaluronic acid to enhance your features. Restylane's product line works for your face or hands with results that typically last for 6-18 months.
The longest-lasting filler available, Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate your tissues' production of new structural collagen. This means that the substance itself dissolves after acting as a framework for collagen growth (you'll need three across several months), but corrects wrinkles and folds for up to two years.
To get more details about each type of filler and choose the best one for you, book a consultation by phone or online at Harmony Aesthetics Center today.