Are you a Las Vegas resident who is unhappy with your appearance because of the development of lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin? Since your face is usually the first thing people notice about you, any decline in its appearance can dramatically affect the way people view you. Dermal fillers are a type of treatment that can improve the condition of your facial skin so that it is more youthful and radiant.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment involving the injection of different substances to promote increased facial skin volume and diminish signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. They offer a safe and effective alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery without the need for significant downtime or side effects.
Like collagen, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that can become depleted with age. A hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as JUVEDERM® is appropriate if you are lacking both skin thickness and hydration, since the substance has the ability to attract many times its own weight in water molecules. Not only does JUVEDERM® volumize the skin, it also delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin, and smooths it.
Sculptra® is a type of dermal filler that works somewhat differently than other fillers. It consists of a synthetic substance called polylactic acid that mimics the lactic acid your body produces when you exercise vigorously. Once injected into your skin, Sculptra® is gradually replaced by collagen, making it the only dermal filler available that encourages your own body to produce collagen to increase skin thickness and minimize wrinkles.
A typical Sculptra® treatment consists of several sessions spaced several weeks apart. In the downtime, you will be required to gently massage the product to ensure its even distribution throughout your skin to prevent lumps from forming.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The amount of time that your results will last depends upon the specific formulation that you are injected with. Generally, most dermal fillers last from several months to a year or more. At some point, you will require additional injections in order to maintain your results.