Do you have fine lines, creases, and wrinkles on your face? Maybe you see some flat or hollow spots that you never saw before. The good news is that there is an easy solution to give you younger-looking skin in just a few sessions with non-invasive treatment. How? Popular products like Juvederm and Sculptra.
Dermal fillers could be the solution you have been looking for. Let’s take a closer look at how these injections can help you.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
For those who want to achieve a more youthful appearance, you may be wondering just how dermal fillers can help. Also referred to as facial fillers, these injections can smooth and shape your face while adding volume.
What Do They Do?
Dermal fillers fill in problem areas of the face. As a result of these cosmetic injections, your face’s depressions, wrinkles, and fine lines will fill out. Your skin will look smoother, tighter, and more vibrant.
The Most Popular Dermal Fillers
There are several different types of dermal fillers on the market that can serve as a wrinkle treatment. Two of the more popular options are Juvederm and Sculptra. We’ll take a closer look at the differences between these two options, and you can determine which one you may be interested in.
If wrinkle treatment is your primary goal with this cosmetic procedure, then you will want to explore the possibility of utilizing Juvederm. This cosmetic injectable incorporates a naturally occurring sugar known as hyaluronic acid that mixes with water to create smoother skin on the face. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, there is little chance of a negative reaction.
These injections give your face a fuller appearance without any downtime or recovery. They can even be used in delicate areas such as the lips and under the eyes. Perhaps the best part is that the effects of these injections can last for up to one year or longer, depending on the formula or area treated.
Juvederm offers many different products in their lineup, including:
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Ultra XC
- Juvederm Ultra Plus
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
The main difference between the Ultra and the Ultra Plus is the consistency of the injection. At The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center, we prefer to use the Ultra Plus XC because of its long-holding effects and the fantastic results that many of our patients experience after treatment.
In some cases, Juvederm may also be used to treat acne scarring.
Perhaps you are more interested in increasing the volume of your face while smoothing away smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines (outer mouth folds), and chin wrinkles (mental crease). Sculptra can help people who’ve developed wrinkles or lost facial volume in these areas, whether due to an illness or the natural aging process.
Instead of injecting a thick, gel-like ingredient that fills lines or creases, Sculptra stimulates new collagen growth in the treated areas with its liquid-consistency poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) formula.
Of course, this collagen growth does not happen right away. It is a more gradual treatment that requires three sessions to achieve the best results. However, the results can last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers. Many people report seeing lasting benefits from Sculptra for up to two years instead of the one-year timeframe with Juvederm.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Whether you choose to go with Juvederm, Sculptra, or one of the other brands carried by The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center, you might be wondering what the benefits of these treatments are. Besides reducing wrinkles and plumping up the volume of the face or lips, there are several benefits to utilizing dermal fillers.
First of all, cosmetic injectables are very minimally invasive. The injections take just five to ten minutes (roughly ten minutes longer if you get several syringes), and then you can be on your way to finish out your regular day, go to the gym, whatever! Feel free to schedule an appointment during your lunch break or before heading into the office.
Get Quick and Easy Wrinkle Treatment
Whether you want to treat acne scars or reduce fine lines on the face, dermal fillers could be the solution you have been searching for. Dr. Shalini Gupta at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center can help give you a more youthful appearance with these injections in just a few short sessions. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment at our Cincinnati, OH, office!