At Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, we are proud to offer several different dermal fillers that can help you reach your aesthetic ideal. You don’t have to live with the signs of aging, and you don’t have to live with features that you don’t love. Our experts can design a treatment plan that helps you target everything from those smile lines around your mouth to thin lips and everything in between.
What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers?
There are many different types of fillers that can be injected into different areas of the face and body to correct aesthetic imperfections, enhance your body and features, and correct the signs of aging. Variety is important when it comes to choosing the right dermal filler because not every patient has the same goals.
When you come in for your consultation, we can review the different fillers that we offer here at our office, listen to your goals, and then choose the one that’s right for you.
Collagen is your body’s natural filler, and it is what keeps your skin looking firm, tight, and youthful. However, collagen loss accelerates as you age, specifically after you turn 30. As a result, lines and wrinkles begin to form, and you may notice hollow areas in different areas of your face. Collagen stimulating fillers reverse the aging process by using an ingredient that helps stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
Results show up gradually over time as your body begins to create and grow new collagen in the deeper layers of your skin where you need it most, but the results are also completely natural, and they are long-lasting. Once you undergo treatment with a collagen-stimulating filler, you can expect results to last up to five years. These fillers can be injected into different areas to address aging, including the lower and middle half of the face and the backs of the hands.
Hyaluronic-Acid Based Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are some of the most popular dermal fillers on the market. These fillers contain a synthetic substance that mimics one that the body creates naturally. Hyaluronic acid helps keep the skin moisturized while promoting healthy connective tissue, and it also helps support the skin’s structure and helps it maintain a hydrated appearance.
Restoring Hyaluronic Acid To Address Aging
As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, which is where these particular fillers come in and fill in the gaps, quite literally. When a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is injected into an area that is hollow or with folds, fine lines, or wrinkles, the area becomes fuller, and the signs of aging can be corrected. These types of fillers can address volume loss, facial folds, smile lines, wrinkles, and any other sign of aging that has formed as a result of volume loss.
These fillers will re-inject immediate volume into the area and deliver immediate results. They are also long-lasting and can help correct the signs of aging for anywhere from six months to two years based on the product and formulation in the area into which it is injected. Not only can these fillers target the signs of aging, but they can also enhance the features and correct facial imperfections.
Fat grafting is another way to restore volume to the face. Instead of using a synthetic substance or a collagen-stimulating ingredient to address volume loss, fat injections use your body’s very own fat and transplant it from an area where you don’t want that fat to an area where you do. Stubborn fat is removed from a problem area during the treatment process, typically the thighs, and then is prepared into an injectable form.
The Treatment Areas
Once prepared, it can be administered into several different areas, including the face, buttocks, hands, or breasts. When injected into the breasts and buttocks, they can add volume to increase the size of the area to enhance the body and create new natural proportions.
When injected into the backs of the hand, fat injections can fill in hollow areas to cover bony protrusions, veins, and tendons that become more visible with volume loss. When injected into the face, fat injections can hide acne scars, fill hollow areas, add volume to smooth lines and wrinkles, and correct sunken areas of the face.
Which Kind of Filler Is Right for Me?
If you’re interested in using a dermal filler to reach your aesthetic goals, the best way to determine which is right for you is by scheduling an initial consultation at our office. We’ll evaluate your areas of concern, ask some questions about your health history, and create a treatment plan that uses a filler that can meet all of your aesthetic goals.
Add a Dermal Filler to Your Beauty Routine Today
If you are tired of feeling unhappy with your appearance, living with the signs of aging, or simply living with features that you don’t love, we have a solution and can choose the right dermal filler to address your unique needs. Contact us today at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, to learn more about the different fillers we offer and how one or more of them can help you reach your ideal image.