When it comes to facial volume, less isn’t more. Beneath your skin, a layer of subcutaneous fat and moisture provides youthful fullness. Over time, your facial contours change as this beneficial fat layer thins, the skin over it stretches and collagen and hyaluronic production decreases. With facial muscles closer to the surface, wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet are revealed. The result can add years to your appearance, but you can turn back the clock with dermal fillers. They offer an easy, nonsurgical way to temporarily counteract the aging effects of lost facial volume.

What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid that can be administered into targeted areas to temporarily and naturally restore volume, smooth lines, enhance contours and plump lips. With effects that last from six months to two years, these fillers offer an effective way to minimize many of the early signs of aging and diminish the appearance of recessed scars. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation options like Botox injections or surgical procedures.

Are all dermal fillers the same?
To achieve the best results, it’s crucial to choose the filler that’s right for your skin type and thickness. At Plastic Surgery Associates, we use several different dermal fillers; each has unique characteristics. The Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid fillers contains multiple products that are ideal for improving facial contours and diminishing wrinkles and folds. A newer hyaluronic acid filler, Voluma is the first dermal filler to be specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cheek volume enhancement. The Restylane family of hyaluronic acid fillers can address issues with wrinkles and folds and offer a welcome boost to facial contours and lips. We also offer Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid filler, and Radiesse, a calcium hydroxylapatite filler. These fillers offer the added bonus of encouraging natural collagen production.

Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?
Are dermal fillers right for you? The ideal candidates for these products are healthy nonsmokers. Good skin texture and elasticity are also important. Ultimately, the best way to determine if dermal fillers are a good choice for your unique situation is to consult with a plastic surgery professional.

Committed to providing patients with safe, quality care, Plastic Surgery Associates uses the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical methods to deliver excellent, lasting results. If you are curious about the possibilities that dermal fillers offer, make an appointment for a consultation by contacting our Las Vegas, Nevada office.