Reversing the cosmetic effects of aging is a priority for many Americans. In fact, they chose facial fillers over 3.4 million times in 2020 in the quest for a more youthful appearance. The most effective dermal fillers use biocompatible gels made from synthetic versions of substances already in your body to provide a supportive boost to tissue that’s lost to time.
Better still, facial fillers play a variety of roles, so your aesthetic treatments are customized to meet your aging reversal goals. You can further improve your chance for success by choosing a medical professional who understands the anatomy of your face and the best ways to use a wide palette of facial fillers.
Alexis D. Furze, M.D., FACS is dual certified as an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. He and his team recommend the Juvederm® and Restylane® lines of dermal fillers for their patients who seek the aesthetic improvements offered by dermal fillers. Here are five of the benefits they can offer you.
Replacing lost volume
Both Juvederm and Restylane products are based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found throughout your body. In the skin, it attracts and stores moisture, your built-in hydration source. Manufactured into gels, each formulation has its own characteristics.
One common effect of aging is the loss of skin volume, the underlying support that gives a plump, youthful tone to your face. Filler gel formulations that spread evenly and naturally can replace this lost volume. Cheeks and lips are the natural beneficiaries.
Collagen loss in your skin’s middle layers also leads to voids and crevasses, small valleys into which your outer skin can collapse. Facial filler formulations that stay close to the injection point, without spreading, can fill these gaps and smooth your lines.
Improving upon nature
Your lips, cheeks, and jawline can also be enhanced beyond your natural appearance. While results vary by patient, you may be able to go beyond the features with which you were born. Consulting with Dr. Furze can help you decide when a little more is just right.
Unlike other injectable treatments that fade in about four months, facial fillers can last for six to 12 months, or even beyond, before you need a follow-up procedure.
Though facial fillers are injected, most products use fine needles, and a local anesthetic is part of the formulation. This minimizes the discomfort of an already well-tolerated treatment. Numbing creams may be used to further reduce discomfort.
The fine needles mean minimal bleeding, and since this is a non-surgical treatment that adds a physical volume to your face, results are immediate. Your procedure could take as little as 15 minutes. You can easily schedule a facial filler appointment at midday and return to your normal activities.
Call Alexis D. Furze, M.D., FACS in Newport Beach to schedule your facial filler consultation. You can reach the office at 949-205-7745, so book your appointment today.