INJECTABLE TREATMENTS FOR REDUCING WRINKLES AND ENHANCING FACIAL CONTOURS IN THOUSAND OAKS
Hyaluronic acid facial filler injections are a way of enhancing certain facial features or restoring fullness to areas of the face that have lost volume. These gel-like injectables are inserted underneath your skin’s surface in specific areas to maximize youthful facial contours.
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There are many different types of dermal fillers at Thousand Oaks’ Pierre Skin Care Institute, each one suited to address specific needs.
WHAT ARE THE TWO MAIN TYPES OF FILLERS?
Facial fillers mainly come in two types: hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and collagen-stimulating fillers, also known as biostimulatory injections. HA fillers provide volume that is visible right away, while collagen-stimulating fillers encourage natural collagen production to gradually improve the skin over time. Both types offer distinct advantages, catering to different aesthetic needs and preferences.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Juvederm® and Restylane® are both well-known brands of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers commonly used for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. They are widely used by medical professionals to address various cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, and facial contours.
Belotero® is a dermal filler that falls under the category of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. It is used to address various cosmetic concerns, such as smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, adding volume to lips, and enhancing facial contours.
RHA stands for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid,” and RHA dermal filler is a type of hyaluronic acid-based injectable used for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Unlike traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, RHA fillers are designed to mimic the natural movement and flexibility of facial tissues, providing a more natural and dynamic result. These are some of the latest dermal filler types available on the market.
Collagen Stimulating Fillers
PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate) fillers are used for cosmetic purposes. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers that provide instant results, PMMA fillers work through a different mechanism. PMMA is a synthetic substance that consists of tiny microspheres suspended in a gel-like solution. When injected into the skin, PMMA stimulates collagen production over time.
PLLA stands for “Poly-L-Lactic Acid,” and PLLA dermal filler is a type of injectable cosmetic treatment used to address signs of aging by stimulating collagen production in the skin.
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers are used for cosmetic purposes to enhance facial appearance by restoring volume, improving contours, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds via stimulation of collagen production.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT AREAS OR DERMAL FILLER USES?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular dermal fillers worldwide, and they are commonly used on the center or lower two-thirds of the face. Although you can maintain healthy skin with skin products available over the counter, fillers provide faster and more dramatic results. There’s only so much you can achieve with products that are topical. Dermal fillers are available in different consistencies for specific facial areas. Juvéderm Volbella®, for example, is a lightweight, spreadable filler that is used for lip enhancement.
Pierre Skin Care Institute provides a complete range of fillers for enhancing different areas of the face, including fillers for under eyes—also known as fillers for tear troughs—to improve sunken eyes and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid lip fillers with Juvéderm Volbella® to enhance the size and shape of the lips, cheek filler to improve the volume and definition of the cheeks, jawline filler for a more chiselled jawline area, smile lines filler—also known as nasolabial folds filler—to enhance the mouth area, and much more. A non-surgical filler face lift is a combined treatment that includes various types of fillers for facial rejuvenation.
CAN DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS BE USED ON OTHER AREAS?
Although dermal fillers for mid-face contouring are common, patients are sometimes curious about whether facial fillers can be used for other areas, such as dermal fillers for nose reshaping, dermal fillers for jowls, and dermal fillers for crow’s feet.
In a non-surgical rhinoplasty, facial filler can be used to temporarily alter the shape of your nose. Fillers cannot get rid of jowls, but they can improve the appearance of mild jowls by providing volume, lift, and structure to the face. Sometimes fillers can be injected directly into static crow’s feet with a very fine needle to soften these wrinkles, although usually BOTOX® is the go-to treatment for these signs of aging, known as lateral canthal lines. Dermal filler in the hairline, sometimes referred to as temple filler, can provide a temporary lifting effect to the face without cosmetic surgery.
DERMAL FILLERS FOR FACIAL ASYMMETRY: CAN FILLERS IMPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE FACE?
Facial contouring with dermal fillers is an effective way of improving the symmetry of the face. Fillers offer a non-surgical solution to improve facial asymmetry. By strategically injecting fillers into targeted areas, such as uneven cheeks or lips, the symmetry of the face can be enhanced. The filler’s plumping effect can balance volume discrepancies, resulting in a more harmonious and balanced appearance. This minimally invasive procedure provides a quick and effective way to address facial asymmetry without the need for surgery, boosting confidence and restoring overall facial equilibrium.
DERMAL FILLERS: ARE THEY SAFE?
It’s important to remember that getting facial fillers is a personal decision and you will have to weigh the pros and cons to decide whether this is the best option for you. Facial fillers are considered to be safe, and the major brands used across the United States have received approval from the FDA. Dermal fillers may have some mild side effects, like bruising and swelling. Even knowing all of this, it’s still important to have a dermal filler consultation before making any decisions. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has warned about the dangers of using needleless dermal fillers at home.
HOW MUCH DO FILLER INJECTIONS COST?
What is the cost of lip fillers? How much do jawline dermal fillers cost? The total cost of dermal fillers will vary based on factors such as your injector’s expertise and experience, the type of procedure, how many syringes are used, your geographic location, and any other costs involved. Although it may be tempting to choose cheap dermal fillers, it’s best to also consider your injector’s expertise, experience, and your comfort level with them rather than just the cost alone.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
As a Stanford Medical School graduate and dermatologist certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Peterson Pierre ("the Gentle Injector") is a highly respected leader in the industry with a reputation for exceeding patient expectations.
DERMAL FILLERS AND INJECTABLES: WHAT ELSE IS AVAILABLE FOR SKIN REJUVENATION?
Pierre Skin Care Institute also offers BOTOX®, an injectable neuromodulator for dynamic wrinkles. These dermal injections work differently from facial fillers: They temporarily relax certain facial muscles to soften wrinkles that show during our facial expressions.
Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments such as laser skin resurfacing and intense pulsed light (IPL), chemical peels, and microneedling can help to improve the general tone, texture, and appearance of the skin.
Looking for “Under Eye Filler Near Me” or “Dermal Filler Injections Near Me?” To learn more about different types of dermal fillers, contact Thousand Oaks’ Pierre Skin Care Institute. To request an appointment with Dr. Peterson Pierre, call (805) 496-9190, or send an online message. Pierre Skin Care Institute serves Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, all of Simi Valley, and beyond.