Volumizing Fillers Bring Back Your Youthful Looks
When you still feel young but your face says otherwise, perhaps you need volumizing fillers to bring back your youthful looks. Skin Theory Aesthetics™ is a top notch aesthetic offering cosmetic treatments, including volumizing fillers.
Skin Theory Aesthetics™ proudly offers a variety of volumizing cosmetic fillers to help erase the signs of aging on your face. Volumizing fillers restore a more youthful appearance by helping to smooth wrinkles, reduce deep folds and plump the cheeks and lips.
At Skin Theory, we design a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs, skin type and lifestyle. Our specialists ensure that you get the best treatment experience with natural looking results you will be happy with.
Skin Theory Aesthetics™ has years of expertise and experience to help both men and women look your absolute best, regardless of your age, young or “old”.
What Are Volumizing Fillers?
There are four major components that give our face structure - skin, fat, muscle and bone. However, as we age, these structural components lose volume resulting in visible signs of aging - wrinkles, sagging skin, deep creases, loss of volume in the cheeks and thinning lips.
Volumizing fillers can help address these issues. They can smooth lines and fill in lost volume.
But what are volumizing fillers exactly?
Also called dermal or cosmetic fillers, volumizing fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin at varying depths to smooth lines, soften folds, enhance facial contours and restore lost volume.
Depending on what issues you want addressed, there are a variety of FDA approved volumizing fillers used by cosmetic specialists.
What Are Volumizing Fillers Made Of?
Volumizing fillers are categorized by the active ingredient in them. Among the most popular ones are:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is found in our skin and it’s the substance that keeps skin plump and hydrated. What makes hyaluronic acid unique is its inherent ability to bind 1,000 times its volume in water. This makes it the ideal substance for adding lost volume to skin. As a volumizing filler, hyaluronic acid is soft and gel-like.
HA fillers are used for:
Crow’s feet (lines at the corner of the eyes)
Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth
Glabellar lines or frown lines
Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
Scars including those caused by acne, burns or wounds
Smoker’s lines (vertical lines on the mouth)
Worry lines ( horizontal lines on the forehead)
Loss of volume in the cheeks
The effects of hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary, typically lasting 6 to 12 months.
FDA approved HA volumizing fillers include:
Juvederm products - Juvederm XC, Voluma, Volvella, Vollure
Restylane products - Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Similar to hyaluronic acid, Calcium hydroxylapatite is also a substance naturally found in the body, in the bones, in particular. First used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery, CaHA fillers have a long safety history.
CaHA filler has microscopic calcium particles suspended in a smooth gel. Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers are thicker than hyaluronic fillers. They work in 2 phases - first initially filling in the volume desired. The ingredients in the gel that includes hydrogen, oxygen and carbon help create the structure.
After the initial volume fill, CaHA fillers stimulate the production of collagen which gives the skin its strength and elasticity. Because of their ability to stimulate collagen production, results of the treatment can last from a year up to 2 years.
CaHA fillers are used for:
Moderate to severe wrinkles including marionette lines, nasolabial folds and frown lines
Enhancing cheek volume
Adding definition to facial contours
Adding volume in areas where there’s evidence of facial wasting due to certain medications for HIV
Correcting volume loss in hands
FDA approved CaHA volumizing filler include Radiesse.
This is a synthetic but biocompatible filler. This means it does not naturally occur in the body. However, it is safe to use and does not affect the tissues of the body.
Poly-L-lactic Acid comes in gel form that dissipates after the treatment. This volumizing filler works by encouraging the skin to rebuild natural collagen.
Poly-L-lactic Acid filler is used for:
Deep nasolabial folds
This volumizing filler works particularly well in the lower half of the face. The effects of this filler can last up to 2 years.
FDA approved Poly-L-lactic acid fillers include Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)
If you’re looking for a semi-permanent solution, this filler is what you’re looking for. This comes in the form of microspheres that remain under the skin indefinitely. The filler provides support for the outer layer of the skin. It likewise contains collagen which also provides structure and firmness.
Unlike with the other fillers, you may need to have several injections to achieve the volume you desire. And it can take up to 3 months before you see the full effects of the treatment.
Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) is used for:
Medium to deep wrinkles, particularly nasolabial folds
Filling out pitted scars
FDA approved PMMA includes Bellafill.
What to Expect with a Volumizing Filler Treatment
A volumizing filler treatment is typically done during a clinic visit as it is considered non-invasive and non-surgical. However, while it’s a fairly simple procedure, it’s important to choose your provider well. Your specialist must be trained, certified and experienced to perform this kind of treatment. If you have heard of horror stories with fillers, it is because the person administering the treatment is not qualified to do so.
A good specialist will sit down with a client prior to actual treatment to evaluate his/her needs, as well as find out any medical conditions, allergies or medications being taken that may affect the outcome of the treatment. This is a necessary step to minimize any risks.
To minimize discomfort during the procedure, a topical anesthesia may be applied to the treatment area. Many volumizing filler products also contain lidocaine which also helps manage pain and discomfort during the treatment.
It’s important to disclose to your specialist if you have sensitivity to lidocaine. It can cause allergic reactions.
A filler treatment does not take very long. There is no or little downtime and you may be able to resume activities after treatment. However, your specialist may advise you to put off exercising or any intense physical activities up to 48 hours after the treatment. This is to minimize risk of swelling or bruising.
What Are the Normal Side Effects of a Volumizing Filler Treatment?
Among the common side effects that patients experience after a treatment include:
✔️ Redness in the treatment area
✔️ Swelling or bruising which may range from mild to severe
✔️ Temporary numbness in the treatment area
✔️Hypersensitivity reaction (like an allergic reaction) which may include swelling or appearance of hives
✔️ Palpable lumps or hard areas at treatment areas
Most of these conditions can be helped with icing or gentle massage of the area. Under normal circumstances, symptoms improve within a few hours or at most within a few days after treatment.
Again, we need to emphasize going to a reputable provider to avoid any serious side effects. This may include:
✔️ Nodules around the injection site
✔️ Movement of filler from treatment area to another
✔️ Injury to blood vessels
✔️ Tissue death due to blocked blood flow
✔️ Blindness (this happens when filler is wrongly injected into an artery that blocks blood flow to the eyes)
Volumizing Fillers: Skin Theory Aesthetics Can Help
If you’re interested in getting a volumizing filler treatment and would like to find out more, Skin Theory Aesthetics can answer your questions.
Talk to any of our specialists to find out how filler treatments can help you. They can assess your needs and recommend a treatment plan that will address your specific requirements. This ensures that you get the best results.
At Skin Theory Aesthetics, our priority is to make you look amazing. We specialize in cosmetic treatments for your skin, body and spirit!
Contact us today at 951-735-5570!
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