Dermal Fillers Houston
Aging comes with anatomical shifts of skin, fat, bone, and volume distortion. The illusion of sagging skin is due to loss of facial volume which accentuates falling cheeks and jowls. The beauty of restoring volume to the face without surgery is core to dermal fillers often referred to as “Liquid Facelift.”
Dermal fillers are excellent for corrective measures such as skin aging to smooth static lines and wrinkles. They are used for augmentation purposes such as lip or chin, and for facial contouring such as malar enhancement, nose job, and jawline definition.
The most common dermal filler is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is important to retain moisture in the skin. Hyaluronic acid binds to water and expands to fill up the spaces between collagen and elastin fibers of our skin. Aging causes the level of hyaluronic acid in our skin to decrease and it is proven that by age 50 in women the amount is half that of younger age. The essence of hyaluronic acid is that it makes us look youthful and feel plump. Hyaluronic acid can be packaged as an injectable or moisturizer vehicle formulation such as ointment, cream, lotion, serum and gel. However, the injectable form restores volume and add structure the fastest.
- Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers (Restylane, Prevelle Silk, Hydrelle, Belotero, Perlane, Revanesse Versa, Juvederm family – Ultra, Ultra plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella)
- Collagen-Based Fillers (Cosmoplast, Cosmoderm, Evolence)
- Semi-Permanent Fillers (Sculptra, Radiesse)
- Permanent Fillers (ArteFill)