Wrinkles may be unavoidable signs of aging, but thanks to modern cosmetic treatments, there are plenty of options for people who want a more youthful look. Dermal fillers, Botox and other therapies can make wrinkles appear less obvious and possibly invisible.
Facial fillers come in a variety of forms, and they are practical for most patients. They come with little to no downtime and provide natural-looking results. They are also relatively inexpensive compared to facelifts and other invasive surgeries.
If you have questions regarding dermal fillers in Washington, D.C., contact Radiance Medspa. Our staff offers results-oriented treatments, and we will recommend a procedure based on your skin type, health and cosmetic goals. Call us today at 202-483-0008 to schedule an appointment.
In the meantime, read on to learn about four common types of facial fillers:
- Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is among the most popular types of wrinkle fillers, according to WebMD. It is naturally present within the body with the highest concentrations located in the joints and eyes. Doctors inject hyaluronic acid into target areas, which can make wrinkles less noticeable or completely invisible.
There may be minor side effects associated with this procedure, including redness and swelling. Some patients report minor bruising at the injection site. The results will be visible for up to two years.
- Synthetic Fillers
There is also a range of synthetic wrinkle fillers available. These consist of substances that are not present in the human body.
Synthetic fillers also may cause minor side effects, but the results last significantly longer than many other treatments. Depending on the specific filler, you may see results last for longer than two years. Some synthetic fillers can produce permanent improvements to wrinkles and creases.
The first wrinkle fillers came from collagen, which scientists extracted from cows. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, collagen is an important support structure in your skin, and it provides a framework for growth of blood vessels and cells.
In its filler form, collagen works well initially, yet the results are not long lasting. Some patients report the recurrence of wrinkles within one month of the treatment. These injections also may produce an allergic reaction in certain people because the core ingredient is an animal byproduct.
- Autologous Fillers
Autologous wrinkle fillers use fat to smooth wrinkles and lines. In this procedure, doctors remove fat from thighs, stomach or buttock, and inject it into the treatment area.
The process requires two treatments: one to remove the fat and another to inject it. The results are semi-permanent, but you may need additional injections to top up the results over time.
The right choice of filler depends on several factors, including the extent of your wrinkles, as well as your goals, health and body type. If you would like to learn more about facial fillers in Washington, D.C., contact Radiance Medspa. Schedule a consultation by calling us today at 202-483-0008.