Facial Fillers and Answers You Should Know Before Having a Treatment

Have the signs of aging been dragging down your self-esteem? Well you are not alone. If wrinkles and sagging skin are your concern then the option of a facial filler treatment may be the answer. Each year countless men and women consult with cosmetic specialists to find a non-surgical solution to wrinkles and sagging skin. The answer is the injection of Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm or Voluma that are far less invasive and more cost effective then a facelift.

Concerns of Injecting Dermal Fillers

A concern that many people have regarding facial fillers is putting a foreign substance into ones body. These dermal fillers or injectables are made of materials naturally occurring in own bodies. Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane are made of hyaluronic acids that are found in our skin. Radiesse is longer lasting filler that is calcium based. With long term research and FDA approval these fillers are a safe bet.

Another concern is the side effects associated with facial filler injections. These will be minimal with patients experiencing some discomfort during the procedure that can be reduced with topical numbing cream, ice and even a lidocaine injection if necessary. The injection site may have temporary discoloration, bruise, swell, and be tender to the touch for a few days after the treatment.

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We asked Dr. Rubaum a facial plastic surgeon and owner of the Laser Image Company, a medical spa specializing in non-invasive cosmetic procedures his thoughts. “As we age our faces start to get a hollow look around the eyes and the nasolabial folds (lines below the cheeks) become more pronounced. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse are excellent non-invasive solution to the loss of volume, that causes skin laxity and wrinkles.”

Which Dermal Filler is Best for Me?

Lastly, the decision on which facial filler to use is one that needs to be discussed with the medical practitioner that will be doing injecting. Dr. Rubaum states, “a persons skin type, age, area of concern, skin laxity, and the patients expected outcome are just some of the criteria used to make the decision if Voluma, Radiesse, Restylane or Juvederm will be used.”

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Choosing an experienced nurse or doctor who listens to your concerns, understands the facial fillers being used and has extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy is very important when making your decision. Once that choice is made, expect to see immediate change in the areas where injected and results to last from six months to two years. The use of facial fillers such as Voluma, Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane give patients an effective alternative to the surgical facelift procedure.

Visit us at The Laser Image Company to get all your questions answered.

The Laser Image Company

About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments with Botox and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero, Radiesse and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Vanquish for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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