Dermal Fillers

What Are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly the most popular means of helping individuals reverse the changes associated with aging. Because the goal is to return the dermis to its original youthful state, dermal fillers can give a more natural appearance without going through the cost and risks of cosmetic reconstructive surgery. Dermal fillers are used to reduce or eliminate numerous concerns including wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss.

As our skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents:

  • Collagen, which acts as the major support protein for our skin
  • Elastin, allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles
  • Hyaluronic acid, helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin

At Touch of Class Medspa and Laser Center we offer the best of the industry’s most effective and simplest method to address many of the wrinkles, folds, creases, and sunken and hollowed cheeks that can occur as a result of the body’s natural aging process. The results of most dermal filler procedures are relatively long-lasting, usually persisting for several years depending on the individual.

Juvéderm

Injectables are usually injected into the skin using a fine needle. Multiple injection sites may be required to enable the injectable dermal filler material to effectively fill the entire treatment area. Dermal filler procedures usually require from 20 minutes to an hour to perform in most individuals. Patients can return to their normal routines immediately after treatment, since there is no recovery time needed for these treatments.

Where Can Juvéderm be Used?

No matter what you call them, those annoying lines, folds and furrows on your face don’t have to be a daily reminder of the signs of aging. Juvéderm treatments in Los Angeles can be difficult to shop for, but here at Touch of Class Med Spa & Laser Center we take our times to thoroughly explain the dermal-filler options and procedures that best fit your needs.

Juvéderm can be used in the following facial areas:

  • Marionette Lines
  • Found just right at the sides of your chin that cause many people embarrassment when they speak. These lines often appear deep and can cause the illusion of darker chin because of the shadow from the furrow.

  • Nasalabial Folds
  • Also referred to as “Parenthesis Lines” because of the shape the lines form when smiling. Sure, it took lots of laughs and smiles to achieve those deep lines, but now you want them gone! Juvéderm injection can help fill and lift those stubborn lines for a smoother and younger look.

  • Furrows & Deep Wrinkles
  • Although BOTOX® can be used to relax the muscles on the forehead and around the eyes, Juvéderm can assist in a more dramatic way. Rather than relaxing the areas to reduce the appearance of fines lines, Juvéderm is more commonly used to fill and lift severe to very deep creases – particularly, furrows in between the eyebrows.

Restylane

Today’s market includes a number of dermal fillers, many of which are made of different components. The most popular dermal fillers include Restylane and Juvederm. These products contain hylauronic acid, a material which occurs naturally in the skin, and is responsible for one’s youthful skin’s firmness and resilient quality. During the natural aging process, the body’s natural hyaluronic acid begins to fritter away, causing creases and folds to form in the skin. Both Restylane and Juvéderm act to replace the lost hyaluronic acid, to restore the skins youthful, firm appearance.