Remember, it’s not only to get rid all the wrinkles or creases in your face but to give you a healthy and graceful presence. With twenty-two FDA-approved fillers, it might be intimidating to pick the one that will be right for your specific aging concern.
Here is some information about the fillers and what aging issues each will target.
Why using fillers and the different types?
Rejuvenate your face and restore volume.
Enhance shape in different areas.
Plump out those wrinkles.
Collagen is a protein that plays a key role to support the structure of your skin. Although collagen fillers were one of the first types available, their effect fades the fastest. Results will only last for 3 – 4 months, making this treatment less popular compared to your newer and longer-lasting choices that are now available on the market.
Hyaluronic acid (HA)
HA naturally occurs in your body. It plumps the skin if it binds with water. With age, our bodies retain less water and HA occurs less naturally. This effect is also reversible if you are not happy with the result. The doctor will be able to easily dissolve the hyaluronic acid filler, by only injecting a specific enzyme that is called hyaluronidase.
This filler Sculptra is made of a man-made material that was FDA approved in 2009. Its purpose is to add any lost volume back into the face. It also stimulates collagen production. You will need to get 2 injections over a period of 6 months, and you won’t see the results immediately. This is the most painful filler but it will last between eighteen and twenty-four months.
This filler was designed for wrinkles from moderate-to-severe, such as your smile lines. It’s a mineral-like substance which will naturally occur inside the human bones, and it was suspended in a gel-like solution in order to create one filler specifically – namely Radiesse. In 2006 Radiesse has been approved by the FDA, and it will fill in the wrinkles and also stimulate in the body the production of collagen. The effects will last between twelve and eighteen months.
Fat injections are a permanent option that is the most invasive out of all the fillers. The doctor will normally perform a liposuction procedure, in order to remove some fat from another part of the body like your stomach. They will process this fat and remove all liquids to only use the pure fat that remains for the injection.
You will see the result immediately but unlike your other fillers, there will be some downtime. Bruising and swelling from the area where the fat was taken, as well as the injected area are common. There is also another downside, where the fat was injected, the fat will adapt to the new location of your body and when you gain weight, so the fat grows in the relocated spot.
This filler is also permanent and it will offer gradual but a lasting result. It’s yet another man-made material. PMMA beads, these are very teeny bits of a shatter-resistant plastic will be used in the filler-form. It will be suspended in a formula that is gel-like and it also contains collagen.
Another best anti-aging treatment is PRP
This is a platelet rich plasma injection that’s already been around for some decades to assist athletes with sport-related injuries. It’s specifically used to heal tendon damage but the benefits of PRP are now increasingly seen as it is being used for beauty treatments.
PRP is rich in growth factors, which is a concentrated formula that is produced from your own platelets. With these growth factors the inject will repair your body and fight those signs of aging.
When you go for a PRP treatment, the doctor will take some of your blood and process it. He or she will do this by using a mechanical device to separate your platelets from the blood and make a concentration which is 3-4 times of the normal level of platelets.
This process will only take about twenty minutes to divide the different elements such as white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets etc. After this procedure, the rich clear platelet plasma will be ready to be injected back into your body in the places where you need most of the attention.
With the processing of your blood, it will increase the levels of the platelets beyond the normal concentration. This will boost your skin to have the ability to rejuvenate. The activated platelets in your body will release healing proteins that are called growth factors.
The range of responsibilities of these growth factors will be able to accelerate the tissues to improve and repair wound healing. When they inject PRP into your skin, it will leave a small wound that will activate these platelets to start working and repair the tissues in that area.
Effectively PRP will encourage the body to use its own processes more effectively in those areas that need some extra help. PRP will not give you that post-Botox result, but your skin will have a more natural glow and radiance that will let people comment on how well you look.
This is a more natural approach towards anti-ageing. Immediately after your treatment, you might have some spotting and redness, but if you want that youthful look you will need to be patient. Women that are younger will have a much better result because their body’s process of natural healing is quicker. If you want the impact results to increase, you should go for a treatment each month for 3 months and then the benefits will last up to eighteen months.