A temporary cure for many facial evils
Cosmetic fillers have been utilized for decades, and this makes sense because the benefits of filling lines, and resolving wrinkles of the face, is a very attractive notion. Who wouldn’t want a few wrinkles to disappear after a simple injection or two? Over the years, there have been multiple advances in the types of fillers available for facial wrinkles. Newer cosmetic fillers tend to be more longer lasting. In many years past, collagen injections provided wrinkle reduction but collagen only lasted 12 weeks or less. In contrast, today’s Voluma® filler can last as long as 2 years, while some fillers tout themselves as providing prolonged, indefinite results (Sculptra®).
With time, the skin integrity deteriorates, worsened by sun exposure, or smoking. The skin becomes thin, weathered and more and more wrinkles appear. The underlying support structure is reduced including the facial fat as well as collagen, and skin ground substances. Fillers work to replace the loss of facial deeper ground substance and thereby enhance skin integrity and turgor. Fillers plump up the skin from underneath the skin to resolve the wrinkles. The skin becomes smooth, and more youthful appearing.
Some of the more common fillers today contain different forms of hyaluronic acid. Some of the common hyaluronic acids include Restylane®, Hyalaform®, and Juvederm®. Hyaluronic acid is a natural part of your deeper layer of skin, which is lost with aging. The hyaluronic acid injections placed just under the skin, act as a substitute for this loss skin ground substance. The crease and the unsightly wrinkles resolve or disappear. Common areas treated are diffuse facial thin wrinkles, the deeper laugh lines (nasal-labial folds), and marionette lines. For cheeks, the sub-cheek area, and the tear-trough regions, “volumization” or plumping, can provide fullness to these areas and diminish the signs of aging, and accentuate the cheek bone. The lips are commonly plumped with fillers which provides a nice improvement in youthful appearance since our lips tend to thin with age. Overall, filler treatments are simple, and easy. Their results last for months to up to 2 years, or longer, and side effects include bumps, bruising, allergic reaction, and redness.
A Few Reasons to Choose Facial Beauty
Low Risk Procedures
Every procedure requires some for of anesthesia and traditionally this is a General Anesthesia, meaning you are completely knocked out. At Facial Beauty, we utilize cutting-edge local anesthesia procedures where you are not fully knocked out but completely comfortable. The advantage of Local Anesthesia that there are less complications & faster recovery time. Our procedures generally take from an hour and thirty minutes to no more than three hours, allowing us to dramatically reduce any risk involved in the procedure.
The biggest drawback to major facial surgery is the downtime. While recovery time can vary case by case, generally patients can return to work between seven to ten days after the procedure. We do everything we can for our patients to get you back to your family and back to your daily life of activity & exercise as soon as possible.
Simple & Affordable Financing
At Facial Beauty, we offer low monthly payment plans and pre-qualifications for any additional treatments, affordability has never been easier. If you’ve ever let financing stand in your way of a new you, come talk to us about options you may not know you had. We can even do pre-approvals over the phone so please feel free to call us anytime.
David Santos MD, FACS
Dr David Santos was the Medical Director for Lifestyle Lift, responsible for hundreds of facelift surgeons and thousands of procedures. Having performed over 4,000 facelift procedures himself, Dr. Santos is committed to finding cutting edge techniques to reduce the risk and minimize the downtime of facelift procedures.
- Member American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Member American Board of Otolarnyngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Member American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery