Cosmetic Injections and Fillers
Cosmetic Injections and Fillers: Minimally Invasive Procedures
As we age, our face loses its youthful plumpness leaving us looking older than we are. Our bodies naturally change with age, and those changes might include wrinkles on our faces, thin lips, or cheekbones that are not as high as they once were. Thankfully, lip and cheek fillers Woodstock can help minimize these signs of aging if you are unhappy and uncomfortable with them.
If you are interested in Lip and Cheek Fillers, feel free to contact Advanced Health Solutions – GA Spine & Disc today at (770) 212-3991 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Kal, our top Woodstock provides safe, effective, and affordable Lip and Cheek Fillers.
Over time, the skin on the middle of our faces shifts down, causing our cheeks to sag a bit. Therefore, a dermal filler can be used to lift and add support. It can also help to soften wrinkles. There are several categories of dermal fillers, and they are all generally administered in the same way.
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- What Exactly Are Dermal Fillers?
First and foremost: dermal fillers shouldn’t be confused with Botox, injectable drugs approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to smooth wrinkles and facial lines. Botox “freezes” muscles to reduce wrinkles, while dermal fillers Woodstock are injectable implants approved by the FDA for smoothening skin and wrinkles. As the name implies, they’re injected beneath the skin using a needle.
According to the FDA, dermal fillers can be classified into four categories. Each is named according to the type of material it’s made with:
- Hyaluronic acid is already found in your skin and cartilage because the body produces it naturally. Fillers made with hyaluronic acid generally last about 6-12 months.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral that’s naturally found in our bones. Lip and cheek fillers Woodstock made with this material can last up to 18 months.
- Poly-L-lactic acid is also used to make medical products, such as dissolvable stitches. Being a biodegradable synthetic material, these fillers may last up to two years.
- Polymethylmethacrylate beads are only used around the mouth. They are the only fillers that cannot be absorbed by your body, and therefore, the results are permanent.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular types of fillers. You may recognize it as a common ingredient in some skincare products. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture, and make your face look plumper and hydrated.
Only injectable acid is also used in lotions as a moisturizer as it can restore lost volume – no cream can do that. Restylane and Juvéderm are two popular name-brand hyaluronic fillers that you may have heard of.
- How Do I Know Which Dermal Filler To Try?
A good, professional, and experienced doctor will find and explain the ideal treatment plan for you, but keep in mind that most natural-looking results may require more than one type of filler. Within each category, there are several different brands of dermal fillers, and the products vary in concentration of the active ingredient and how they should be used.
For example, Restylane, a brand of hyaluronic filler, has five different lines used for different reasons. Restylane Lyft has larger particle sizes – think of them as the bricks of a foundation. Those larger particles have the heft to “rebuild” thinned cheekbones, while smaller particles, as in Restylane Silk, work better for addressing plumping lips and fine lines.
- What Are The Precautions To Take Before Getting Fillers?
It probably goes without saying, but safety should always be your priority when considering any medical treatment or procedure. First, you should visit a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to ensure that your doctor is qualified and experienced.
This extra certification shows that the doctor completed additional training in their specialty. You can visit The American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Academy of Dermatology websites to find a board-certified specialist.
While lip and cheek fillers Woodstock are available at medical spas, you should only see licensed and trained physicians for an injectable treatment. There are potential risks for issues, including discoloration, infection, and lumps if injections are not done correctly as required.
Understandably, you want to be satisfied with the results given that this is a cosmetic procedure. One way to find a specialist who you can go to is to ask around and seek referrals from friends and family members who have had this procedure. People are beginning to be more open about these injectables.
Are you looking for an experienced, reputable, and professional specialist for your dermal fillers? Contact Advanced Health Solutions – GA Spine & Disc today for your consultation.
Call us now at (770) 212-3991 or contact us online to book an appointment.