Dermal Fillers Nashville
Dermal fillers are steadily growing in popularity thanks to their convenience, affordability, and long-lasting effectiveness in preventing the changes associated with aging, such as wrinkles, sagging, and sunken areas in the face. This injectable treatment provides patients with a more natural appearance by returning the skin to its youthful state without incisions or other invasive techniques.
As we age, our skin gradually declines in its ability to produce elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Collagen and elastin are proteins interwoven into the dermis to help support the skin’s structure. They help to keep our skin tight and firm. Hyaluronic acid is an important feature that helps to moisturize the skin by attracting water molecules. This also provides added volume to the skin.
As the production of these helpful agents declines over time, so too does the quality and youthful glow of our skin. Eventually, our skin starts to sag, which causes the creation of wrinkles and hollowed areas around the face, leading to an overall weathered look.
Dermal fillers are designed to correct the problems associated with this form of aging without the need for more invasive and costly surgical techniques. Injectable fillers replace soft-tissue volume loss and fill out hollowed areas of the face. This process helps to eliminate wrinkles and fill in scars and depressions from acne. Moreover, many of the dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which helps to moisturize the skin and may promote collagen growth.
Over the last several decades, synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid have been created and used for a variety of purposes.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found in all living organisms. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissue, cartilage, joint fluids, and skin. The dermal fillers that are comprised of hyaluronic acid are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, and Belotero.
The difference between Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus is mostly the viscosity and consistency. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker and more robust formulation, which helps it last longer and keeps it from migrating away from the injection site.
Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved product that adds volume to the midface, providing a subtle lift and helping restore a younger profile.
The entire Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provides a smooth correction of wrinkles that has been known to last over a year from the initial treatment.
Belotero is intended for use on superficial lines and moderate to severe wrinkles on the face and is designed to add subtle volume and plumpness to hollowed regions. Belotero is specially designed to integrate into your facial tissue, providing subtle and even results without disrupting your natural contours.
Regardless of the brand you decide on, these injectable treatments generally take no longer than 15 minutes and can be completed during your lunch hour at work. The effects of the treatment can be seen almost instantly and require absolutely no recovery time.
If you would like to know more about all of the available dermal filler options offered by Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger, contact our office.