Each person goes through the aging process in a way that is unique to him or her. We all, at some point, notice many of the same basic signs of age and sun damage, such as the loss of elasticity and fullness in the face. As volume is lost, the face can look gaunt, with hollows beneath the eyes increasing the look of age. This decrease in volume also sets the stage for fine lines and wrinkles to form or progress. However, we are no longer limited in how we handle the common concerns of aging or damaged skin. Your dermatologist can offer solutions that provide beautiful results in a way that is far less dramatic and invasive than cosmetic surgery.
Not everyone wants the immediate transformation of anti-aging treatments. In such cases, Sculptra is a wonderful dermal filler to reduce the signs of aging in a gradual, natural way. Sculptra has been used for years to correct folds and wrinkles naturally by replacing collagen that has been lost through the years. Different from conventional dermal fillers, Sculptra is designed to encourage the body to do what it naturally does. The increase in the production of collagen leads to lifting and thickening of the skin for a rejuvenated appearance. The signs of aging can be reduced naturally and gradually with Sculptra over the course of several months. Treatment sessions are convenient and take only a few minutes. We schedule sessions every few months until the desired result has been achieved. Many people treated with Sculptra enjoy results lasting as long as two years.
Another dermal filler that has become available in recent years is Belotero, an extremely versatile product that can be used in various areas of concern. With this filler, patients can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, smoker’s lines, laugh lines, and more. The lips and cheeks, as well as the backs of hands, can be augmented to reveal a more youthful volume. Belotero, which is a nice complement to other anti-aging treatments like Botox or other fillers, is absorbed by natural tissues, where it can moisturize and add volume. The results achieved from a Belotero treatment are immediately visible, and can last up to nine months, after which touch-up treatments can preserve your most natural appearance.