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.
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.”