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Restoring Facial Volume With Dermal Fillers in Los Angeles2021-04-19T16:52:14+00:00

Fillers Can Improve the Appearance of Wrinkles and Scars

Restoring Facial Volume With Dermal Fillers in Los AngelesDid you know that after the age of 20, your body’s collagen production decreases by 1% each year? Collagen is the element that keeps skin bouncy, rejuvenated, and youthful. As our bodies decrease in collagen production, wrinkles start to form and scars start to last because there just isn’t enough collagen to fill out these imperfections. 

The good news is those dips and fine lines that develop as our bodies age can be filled out with dermal fillers. Los Angeles dermal fillers are a non-invasive way to restore your facial volume and maintain a youthful appearance. 

Dermal fillers can improve:

  • Deep lines between the nose and mouth by adding volume and smoothing deep creases
  • Thin lips by plumping the skin and filling out the wrinkles on the edges of the lips
  • Bone structure of the face
  • Bags underneath the eye
  • Ice pick acne scars and other deep facial scars 

One injection of fillers can make you feel years younger, and this procedure comes with minimal downtime. Dermal fillers are growing in popularity; The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 2.7 million facial filler injections were performed in 2017.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal facial fillers are gel-like substances that a Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery professional injects into lines, folds, and tissues of the face. Fillers “fill out” and restore facial fullness that naturally decreases with age. You may have heard them called dermal fillers, injectable implants, wrinkle fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and soft-tissue fillers.

These injectable fillers can be synthetic or naturally occurring materials, and they are completely safe to use on skin. Most fillers are absorbable. Like any foreign substance, your body will break it down over time, resulting in the need for the occasional touch-up. Fillers last from a few months to a couple of years. It depends on the material and the patient’s genetic makeup. 

Despite their non-permanence compared to a facelift or browlift, dermal fillers in LA are a very popular treatment due to their non-invasiveness and affordability. Since the procedure does not require patients to be put under and is over in a few minutes, they are much more appealing to the wallet-conscious.

What Areas Can be Treated With Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used most often to correct facial volume loss. Facial volume loss can occur through the natural aging process, or it can be the result of an injury. Dermal fillers can be injected to fill out fine lines as well as scarring. 

Dermal fillers can fix the following issues by: 

  • Stimulating the skin to synthesize new collagen production
  • Balancing out facial features by filling in sunken areas
  • Refreshing bags under tired eyes
  • Rebuilding sunken cheeks
  • Plumping thin lips
  • Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Filling pitted scars
  • Rejuvenating older hands

Scars: Picking at nodular and cystic acne can result in deep scarring, referred to as ice pick scarring. While serums and retinoids can help diminish facial scarring, some deep pits just won’t go away. A Los Angeles cosmetic specialist can inject fillers into the area where the skin is the most damaged in order to fill out the pits. 

Cheeks: Dermal fillers can help reshape the face in addition to improving imperfections. By injecting the cheekbone area with fillers, you can get the illusion of higher cheekbones. Cheeks can become hollowed out over time and appear flatter due to a decrease in collagen production. Smile lines form over time, and fillers are a very popular way of correcting these fine lines. 

Forehead and Brows: Forehead wrinkles form over time due to genetics and making facial expressions. Whether you have “elevens” between your eyebrows or horizontal lines from raising your eyebrows, fillers can be injected into the wrinkles to smooth them out. 

Eyes: The skin around and under the eyes is one of the first places signs of aging show up. This is partially due to the thin skin and the expressiveness of the eyes. Crow’s feet can form on the outside of the eyes as we squint in the sun and squish our eyes laughing. Undereye bags can deepen as our bodies reduce collagen and appear worse when we are sleep deprived. The dips under the eye sockets can be filled out to brighten the eyes. Fillers can reduce the appearance of aging around the eyes by correcting crow’s feet and undereye bags and wrinkles.

Nose: While rhinoplasty in Los Angeles seems to be the most popular way to change the shape of the nose, those who want to avoid surgery can get injections around their nose. Fillers for the nose can change the shape of the septum and the tip. While rhinoplasty is permanent, fillers are not, so it’s up to the patient to decide how they want to alter their nose.

Side Effects

Facial fillers are a safe procedure that does not require anesthetic or incisions. However, because you are injecting a foreign substance into your body, negative reactions can occur. 

Side effects most often occur around the injection site. They are usually immediate, so your cosmetic doctor in Los Angeles can identify them and tell you how to get them to subside. The most common side effects of facial fillers in Los Angeles are:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Rach 
  • Itching
  • Slight bruising

Any side effects should be gone in one to two weeks. 

Meeting with a cosmetic specialist can put you at ease about your procedure. During your consultation, you can have an open and honest conversation with your doctor about the areas of your face that concern you. Your doctor can then give you the best and most accurate advice for fixing these issues. 

About Westside Face

The plastic surgery specialists of Westside Face emphasize preserving the bone structure and skin vitality that’s unique to each individual patient while making small, but impactful, improvements. This technique allows us to rejuvenate patient’s faces by enacting small and deliberate changes that make a huge difference. Each patient that undergoes cosmetic enhancement at Westside Face can expect:

  • Natural-looking changes 
  • Long-lasting results
  • Shortest possible recovery time

Plastic surgery patients often want to return to their everyday life ASAP after a procedure, and our approach allows a speedy recovery. Minimal downtime plays a huge role in client satisfaction.

Whether it’s vision obstruction or breathing issues, we also aim to improve functionality with our cosmetic surgeries. Our award-winning closed scarless rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelifts, and necklifts will not only make you look better, but you’ll also feel better. Even more, we accept and are in-network with Medicare, and most PPO/HMO insurances. Schedule a consultation with an aesthetic specialist at Westside Face today by calling 310-846-8519 or emailing appointments@westsideface.com.

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