Skin wrinkles are a natural part of aging. As you get older, your skin loses its ability to defend itself against sun exposure and environmental pollutants.
Injectable fillers are an effective option for treating wrinkles. However, there are several different kinds of injectable fillers. Additionally, each person’s situation and cosmetic goals are different. Not every injectable filler is right for every type of wrinkle.
I’m going share some valuable information with you about some of the best injectable fillers for different types of wrinkles. First, let’s talk about how wrinkles form.
How Wrinkles Form
Wrinkles form in each layer of skin. How they appear on your face depends on whether they form on the epidermis, dermis, or hypodermis.
The top layer of skin, the epidermis, consists of hardened skin cells formed to protect your body from harsh environmental elements.
Underneath this layer is the dermis. This layer has fibers that give skin its elasticity and contains collagen.
And below this layer is the hypodermis. This layer contains fat the body needs for temperature regulation, heat insulation and energy.
As part of the aging process, your epidermis loses its ability to retain moisture. This causes wrinkles to appear on the surface of your skin.
Additionally, collagen and elastin in the dermis deteriorates over time and this weakens the structure of the skin. This also leads to wrinkle formation.
Furthermore, fat dissolves from the hypodermis, causing your face to sag.
There are some other ways wrinkles can form over time. For example, squinting, frowning and smiling overwork facial muscles. As a result, grooves form beneath the surface of your skin and eventually become wrinkles. Lack of hydration and overexposure to the sun can also cause wrinkles to form on your face.
What are the Best Injectable Fillers for Wrinkles?
Injectable fillers are used to treat wrinkles, lines and creases in the face. These minimally invasive treatments offer patients the benefit of skin rejuvenation with virtually no downtime.
Different injectable fillers use different ingredients to restore a youthful look to the face.
For example, Restylane®, Restylane Silk® Juvederm®Ultra XC, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, Juvederm® Voluma and Perlane® or Restylane® Lyft contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that keeps your skin hydrated. Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen.
Restylane® is formulated to treat moderate lines and wrinkles. Juvederm® is used to remedy moderate to severe wrinkles. Juvederm® Voluma and Restylane® Lyft are designed to treat deep wrinkles.
Radiesse® is another type of injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles. Radiesse® uses microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite to stimulate collagen production.
Another injectable filler, Sculptra®, uses poly-L-Lactic Acid to encourage the production collagen to remedy deep smile lines, marionette lines and chin wrinkles.
Results can last as long as two years. Research indicates that over time less filler is needed to maintain results.
It is important that injectable fillers be applied correctly. Look for a board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon who is specially trained administering injectable fillers.
As a national trainer for Allergan, maker of Juvederm®, I instruct facial plastic surgeons from around the world how to safely and effectively treat patients with injectable fillers. Patients benefit greatly from doctors who stay current on the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery.
If you’re in the greater Atlanta area, and you’re considering skin rejuvenation treatment,contact the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at 770.804.0007. We can schedule a consultation with you to find out which injectable filler is the best treatment for your aesthetic goals.