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At Ulm Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of dermal fillers in Charleston, SC. These injectables address wrinkles and more with almost no downtime, ensuring you can get back to your lifestyle without any disruptions.
Dermal Fillers and Signs of Aging
When we are younger, the skin of our cheeks, temples, forehead, and the area around the mouth and eyes is elastic and has youthful volume. Unfortunately, due to the aging process, genetics, and environmental factors, the skin starts to show signs of aging
The aging process causes a loss of tissue from the underlying facial fat layer, along with a decline in collagen and elastin production. Aging causes the natural support system for the skin to break down.
Issues such as crow’s feet and smile lines start to become visible. The cheeks and temples can look hollow. At the same time, the facial skin stretches and droops, adding to the effects of volume loss.
Dealing with these aging issues can be frustrating. Fortunately, one of the easiest ways you can restore your youthful appearance is to get dermal filler injections.
There are five dermal fillers from Juvederm designed to meet your aesthetic goals. With these products, you can plump up your lips, contour and lift your cheeks, and smooth away lines on your face.
- Juvederm Voluma XC is specialized to restore contour and volume to your cheeks.
- Juvederm Vollure XC and Juvederm XC fill moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on your face.
- Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC work as lip fillers to plump thin lips and eliminate lip wrinkles.
One of the reasons why Juvederm is so popular is because it contains hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance that occurs in your body naturally. By injecting it into your skin, we can restore facial volume. HA is also the primary reason why many Juvederm products last for years.
Another dermal filler you can rely on to eliminate the signs of aging is Restylane. This dermal filler is also composed of hyaluronic acid.
It is able to fill in a number of moderate to harsh age lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds (furrows stretching from the corners of the mouth to the sides of the nose), parentheses lines (curved lines bordering the mouth), marionette lines (diagonal lines stretching down from the corners of the mouth), and smoker’s lines (tiny wrinkles above the lips).
Apart from removing lines and wrinkles, anyone above age 21 can get this dermal filler in order to:
- Make their lips and cheeks fuller
- Fill dark circles beneath the eyes
- Remove wrinkles from the back of the hands
The HA in Restylane attracts and binds to water molecules. This creates new plumpness, moisture, and volume in the skin. Additionally, Restylane encourages the growth of collagen in the skin. Its benefits can last up to 18 months. After this time, patients return for a maintenance treatment.
Candidates are usually asked to stop the administration of certain medications before a Restylane treatment. This includes anti-inflammatory drugs, Vitamin E, and Aspirin. Share your medical history with your doctor before undergoing the treatment.
The procedure is quick and does not take more than half an hour. The doctor will first cleanse the target areas with antiseptic and will then use a local anesthetic to numb the areas. Dr. Ulm will choose the amount of Restylane to inject. It will be injected using a fine needle.
One ideal aspect of Restylane is its immediate results – wrinkles begin to disappear right after injections have been performed. Light bruising and swelling are common side effects of a Restylane treatment, and they will fade shortly.
For severe folds and facial wrinkles on your skin, Radiesse is a very effective option. It is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel.
The microspheres create a framework under the skin, restoring volume. As these are slowly absorbed by the body, the tissues work to create new collagen and elastin protein to take their place. Because of these two mechanisms, the filler creates immediate volume and also creates new volume over time for lasting natural results.
Find Out More
If you want to experience the benefits of dermal fillers in Charleston, SC, get in touch with Dr. Jason Ulm today. Contact our office and set up your informative consultation to find out which of our injectable dermal filler options is best for you.