In and around Los Angeles, fillers are provided through skin care spas or centers to improve the look of the face and restore confidence and beauty back to the patient. The aging process is responsible for many of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face, but they are not the result of just one cause. In fact, wrinkles and developing fine lines occur for some of these reasons:
• Collagen levels in the skin begin to decrease, making it harder for skin to “bounce back”
• Repeated muscle movement essentially etches wrinkles into the skin – such as expression lines. Common expression lines include the crinkles lines around the outside of the eyes, worry lines in the forehead or folds that run from the nose to the mouth
• Due to the reduction of elastin and collagen in the skin, facial tissue begins to sag – leading to increase wrinkles on the face and neck
Fillers, the most common options being Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm, are all gel products gently injected into areas of fine lines or wrinkles to add volume back into the area and effectively reduce the appearance of folds. This outpatient procedure is quick and efficient – just 30 minutes in the doctor’s office a few times a year can potentially turn back the clock on your appearance by years.
During a consultation, your skin care doctor will go over the areas she best feels will benefit from injectable fillers. Fillers minimize fine lines and wrinkles in areas with prominent folding – such as those around the forehead, nose and mouth, and even with minor wrinkles fillers are beneficial to help ward off the aging process for a few more years. The face isn’t the only place injectable fillers help with the appearance, either. Collagen loss, thinning skin and wrinkling affect the back of the hands, and fillers restore volume back into the skin to create a more youthful look.
The use of filler is a convenient and safe alternative to more invasive procedures, such as a face lift. Patients are provided the utmost comfort – numbing creams are used for sensitive locations on the face, like the lips, to make the process even more comfortable. In Los Angeles, you will find many options as “deals” for injectable fillers, but you must always have the treatment done by a professional in a medical setting to ensure the quality of the product and that it’s administered in the safest way possible.