Every seven seconds, a baby boomer turns 50. And we know what that means-wrinkles, wrinkles and more wrinkles.
Some people consider these lines as badges reflecting their vast experience or wisdom. But many others do not like the tired or unhappy appearance that they believe wrinkles bring.
Our goal is to look the best we can and to enhance our appearance with what we have available in the marketplace. Fillers are curative and often referred to as preventative. Scientific studies show those who start using certain fillers early have been stimulating their own collagen production.
As we age we lose 1% of our dermal collagen production per year as well as hyaluronans, especially after the age of 50. With less support in the dermis, the skin tends to fold and wrinkle.
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that more than a million collagen injections were administered in the USA alone in 2002, an increase of 85% from 2001. This reflects a 216% increase in injections administered since 1997.
Obviously, collagen injections have become popular for a lot of people, but the list of fillers continue to grow. In the last two decades 30 million people have been treated with a hyaluranic acid-based product. Only two are FDA approved and available commercially in the USA as hylaform and restylane.
Resolution of side effects is spontaneous within a few days after injection into the skin and within a week after injection into the lips.
Reactions generally start shortly after injection and have been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting with an average duration of two weeks.
Fillers are best used in the lower 1/2 of the face.
1.Fill in lines
• Smile lines – nasal folds
• Lipstick (periorall line)
• Marionette lines (oral commissures)
2.Fill in scars
3.Restore the contours of the lips
4.Add fullness to the face, such as:
• Cheek lines to restore youthful fullness
• Under the eyes
Juvederm is a smooth consistency, synthetic gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. In fact, studies show superior results of Juvederm compared to a collagen-based dermal filler. Also, * in a study of volunteers who were treated with both Juvederm and another dermal filler, 90% preferred Juvederm. In addition, Juvederm is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to t he corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for a younger-looking you.
Perlane is an injectable cosmetic dermal fill that has been used to soften wrinkle and facial lines in individuals. It is also a popular filler for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both men and women..
Perlane is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel. Because this product is a non-animal product it does not pose any risk of allergies. Hyaluronic acid is a resilient chemical and can be easily molded and adjusted to an individuals facial contours. Unlike other dermal fillers, no prior skin testing is required.