Are you a San Diego resident who is unhappy with the appearance of your skin due to a loss of facial volume? When your skin becomes thinner, the opportunity increases for the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients mistakenly believe that only surgery can help this type of skin condition related to aging or extreme weight loss. Actually, facial fillers can increase facial volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
What are Facial Fillers?
If you require additional facial volume but do not want surgery, facial fillers may be right for you. These injectable substances offer a great alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery and many of the same results without the side effects and complications.
Most facial fillers are simply substances that are suspended within a gel that is injected into your face. They are safe and effective for the treatment of lines, wrinkles, and thinning skin. Treatment in San Diego with facial fillers is fast and requires little to no downtime. The product is simply injected safely under the skin and goes to work immediately restoring facial volume, offering results that are very soft and natural in appearance.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a synthetic form of lactic acid. Lactic acid is a substance produced by your own body within your muscles after you exercise vigorously. It contains no animal products or human materials. The FDA granted full approval to Sculptra® for cosmetic use for patients living within the United States. Before this, it was used commonly in Europe for over a decade and is also approved for use in Canada and in over a dozen other countries.
Sculptra® works by adding volume to the skin, filling in hollows and grooves. This generates some extra lift in your face and minimizes wrinkles since they are often formed by the loss of skin volume. The product works by stimulating your own body’s production of collagen, a substance that adds volume to the skin.
What is a Hyaluronic Acid-Based Facial Filler?
Hyaluronic acid is a skin component that attracts and binds moisture within your skin cells. Getting older means less hyaluronic acid, thinner skin, and more wrinkles. A hyaluronic acid-based facial filler will attract more moisture to your skin, increasing volume and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles.
Make an Appointment Today
If you live in San Diego or the surrounding area and are interested in facial fillers, make an appointment at Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more!