Time brings numerous changes to our faces, many of which are neither invited nor welcomed. With time, our bodies gradually produce less collagen, an essential structural protein that helps maintain the firmness and elasticity of the skin. We also lose the fat that once gave us a plump, youthful facial structure and sustains damage from sun exposure.
The result? A sagging, dull and wrinkled look that makes us appear older and more tired than we feel.
Thankfully, with advancements in aesthetic medicine, time is no longer the irreversible issue it once was. It’s possible to restore that radiant, youthful look you once possessed with a variety of non-surgical treatments. Injectable fillers are an excellent option for many of our clients who want to improve signs of aging or highlight specific features without an invasive surgical procedure.
Dermal fillers are unique, versatile treatments that can help patients improve their appearance by smoothing wrinkles and folds, adding volume to the cheeks or lips, and filling out the hollows beneath the eyes. If you’re a resident of Monterey, CA, or any surrounding communities and are looking to reverse the signs of age without surgery, look no further than Peninsula Glow Medical Spa. To schedule a dermal filler consultation with one of our highly trained practitioners, please give us a call at (831) 233-3143.
Dermal fillers are remarkably versatile products with a wide range of benefits. With strategically placed fillers, our injectors can improve concerns, including the following:
Juvéderm is a highly effective filler that can enhance facial features, fill fine lines and deep wrinkles, and restore volume to almost any area of the face. Made of hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm helps support the underlying tissue of the skin to increase firmness and smoothness. Juvéderm is a family of products; each product is uniquely formulated to address specific concerns and areas. Juvéderm products may be used to lift the cheeks for a more contoured look, smooth lines around the nose and mouth, or add volume to the lips. The results are long-lasting and noticeable instantly. Juvéderm is one of our most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Restylane is another family of dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. These products are well-suited for treating a wide range of wrinkles, from mild to severe cases. Although seemingly similar, Juvéderm and Restylane differ in their consistency. Restylane has a more granular quality to it, which makes it heavier and less likely to spread. Because it tends to stay in place wherever it’s injected, Restylane may be ideal for treating areas were significantly increased volume is desired. Results are noticed shortly after injection and last 9-12 months before maintenance is required.
Radiesse is distinctly different from Juvéderm and Restylane. Rather than hyaluronic acid, it consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The ingredients of Radiesse are structurally similar to the components of bone and teeth. Radiesse effectively stimulates the body’s natural collagen production to firm and tighten the skin when introduced to the body. Radiesse is a particularly beneficial treatment for patients seeking to add volume to the backs of their hands, their cheeks, or jawline. Preliminary results for Radiesse are noticeable right away, but it can take up to one week for them to reach their greatest potential.
The Dermal Filler Treatment
After determining which dermal filler best suits your needs, our injectors will assess your facial structure and identify the best sites for injection. They will also determine the number of doses needed to meet your goals. The chosen treatment area will be cleaned and sterilized to ensure your health and safety. Then, a fine needle will be placed under the skin, and the filler will be injected. A topical anesthetic may be applied before the treatment, and all fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, to minimize injection discomfort. The injection process is quick, and any discomfort should soon subside, no matter which filler is used.
After injection, your injector may massage the treated area to spread the filler and mold it to your facial contours. We may provide you with an ice pack to apply to the injected area to alleviate any lingering pain. Depending on the number of injected areas and the number of doses used, a dermal filler treatment typically takes 20 to 30 minutes.
To learn more about our anti-aging and beauty treatments, we encourage you to reach out to Peninsula Glow Medical Spa at (831) 233-3143. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about fillers in Monterey.