As we mature, our face begins to lose the youthful fullness it once had. Collagen production slows, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While facelifts remain the longest-lasting solution to restore a healthy robustness to facial features, many people are choosing instead to get a mini facelift with fillers. Unlike a traditional facelift, which involves a surgical intervention and can require a lengthy recovery time, a mini facelift with fillers offers a non-surgical way for people to regain a fresh, youthful appearance without having to schedule downtime for recovery. Most patients only experience slight bruising, redness, and tenderness at the injection site when using dermal fillers, and are able to return to their daily life immediately after treatment. There are several different types of injectable cosmetic fillers, each with its own benefits and limitations.
Unlike other injectables that just fill-in lines and creases, Sculptra Aesthetic actually works to correct the cause of wrinkles. Sculptra is an FDA-approved facial injectable made with poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates your body’s production of collagen to replace lost facial volume and give you a fresher, naturally younger-looking visage. Scuptra is used in the lines around your mouth and chin – the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Typically, three injections are given over a period of several months. Results are subtle, appearing gradually and generally lasting for more than two years.
Juvederm is a line of injectable dermal fillers that consist of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance that our skin gradually loses as we age. It is offered in several different formulas, each suited to a particular area of facial shaping. Juvederm can be used to reduce lines and wrinkles on the forehead, cheek, jawline, and lips, and can even be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles on hands. It can last from eight months to as long as two years.
Juvéderm Voluma XC restores faces that have thinned due to aging or certain medical conditions. This Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler adds volume to the larger facial areas of cheeks, cheekbones, and chin region. In the hands of an experienced, talented cosmetic surgeon, Voluma gives a smooth, natural-looking volume that typically lasts between eighteen months to two years.
Restylane is a non-animal-based, biodegradable gel based on Hyaluronic Acid that fills wrinkles while adding moisture and lubrication to the skin. This popular dermal filler maintains its shape using your body’s own moisture, and can be used to smooth wrinkles, shape facial contours, and for lip augmentation. This advanced dermal filler is often used to add volume under eyes, along cheekbones, and throughout the chin region. Restylane’s effects are short-lived in lips, generally only lasting three to six months; it should last six to nine months elsewhere.
If you’re ready for a natural-looking, attractive mini facelift that will leave you looking refreshed and vibrantly alive, call Dr. Berman for a private consultation today at 561-417-0171, or complete this discreet online consultation form.