What are Dermal Fillers and How Do They Work?
As we age, our faces lose their youthful volume. This is due to a natural loss of subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fatty tissue that lies directly under your skin. With the loss of this fat, our faces can appear more sunken in. Also, wrinkles and lines become more noticeable.
Many people are turning to cosmetic treatments to fight against these aging effects. However, some people want to avoid having surgery, such as a face lift. One effective non-surgical approach involves using dermal fillers.
What Dermal Fillers Can Do
Dermal fillers are injectable fillers that restore facial volume and help bring back a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can plump lips, smooth and soften facial lines, and add volume to cheeks. There are two main categories of dermal fillers: natural fillers and synthetic fillers. Natural fillers are made up of naturally-derived materials (i.e. found in the body). The most popular type of dermal filler is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-derived material.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body. It can be found in the skin and cartilage. It acts as a hydrator and moisturizer, so it is also used in cosmetic skin creams as well as dermal fillers. Along with facial rejuvenation treatments, it is also used in treating osteoarthritis in knees and shoulders.
At Apex Medical Spa, one of our most common dermal filler treatments includes Juvederm®, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. We use Juvederm to treat the cheeks, lips, and facial wrinkles and lines.
About the Juvederm® Treatment
Juvederm is an injectable gel that adds volume and hydration to your face. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes, and it is relatively painless. If you are worried about discomfort during the treatment, a topical or localized anesthetic can be used.
The great thing about Juvederm® is that the results are immediate! Also, your appearance will continue to improve over the first few weeks as the injected gel hydrates your skin. The results can last 1-2 years; however, the length of time depends on the area that was treated.
If you are looking for a Las Vegas Juvederm treatment, contact Apex Medical Spa today! We offer many different skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures. Combat the effects of aging. Schedule a free consultation with us!