As the face hollows and begins to sag with age, many Angelenos find themselves yearning for the plump, firm skin of their youth. The aging process happens when the body’s collagen production decreases, something that diminishes each year starting at age 25.
While there’s no way to stop your body from aging, you can circumvent the signs of aging by seeing a Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery specialist. One of our doctors can put together a cosmetic recommendation depending on your age and the extent of your sagging skin.
If you are in your 50s, they may suggest a face lift to tighten the crepey skin of your face, but they may also suggest a less invasive procedure, such as fillers. Fillers can be made from bio-safe substances, but they can also be made from your own fat material.
Something patients ask our surgeons is: Which is better? Fat grafting or dermal fillers?
Both of these options can be injected into the face to fill out dips and wrinkles and smooth the skin. Fillers can contour your face and turn back the clock. Two factors must be examined before you choose which kind of filler to go with.
One important detail about getting fillers is that negative reactions can happen. Dermal fillers are composed of a hyaluronic acid based gel formula and while the brands like Restylane, Botox, and Juvederm are hypoallergenic, they can still have side effects. Since facial fat fillers are from your own body, the chance of a negative side effect is far lower.
Another important consideration is how long you want your results to last. Any kind of liquid injection is going to be slowly broken down by your body. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, since they are a foreign substance, are going to be broken down faster by your body than fat fillers. Dermal fillers can be broken down as quickly as six months after the procedure, while fat transfer fillers can last years.
Generally, those wanting smoother, rejuvenated skin are going to have a better experience with fat fillers for the face in Los Angeles. When you meet with our doctor, we can harvest fat from another part of your body to inject into your wrinkles. Contact us today for younger-looking skin!