As we age, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid break down, causing the skin to look saggy and droopy. These substances are responsible for keeping skin supple and smooth, and once they break down the “jowl effect” can ensue. Rather than allowing nature to ravage skin, consider wrinkle fillers available through your favorite West Hollywood clinic.
Let’s review a few fillers ideal for restoring cheek volume:
Juvederm in Beverly Hills is a hyaluronic acid filler that erases the dreaded “sunken” appearance, leaving skin looking buoyant and fresh. Cheeks are lifted slightly, which removes naso-labial folds. The dermal filler also erases fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Juvederm lasts six to 12 months, and side effects are mild and include bruising. Taking arnica pills a few days prior to treatment is recommended to reduce injection site bruising. Results are immediate.
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid filler frequently used to add volume and definition to the cheeks, as well as the chin and jawline. It is also used to eradicate naso-labial folds, and to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Restylane Lyft lasts eight to 12 months. Side effects are mild and can include temporary soreness, itching, swelling, redness, and bruising. Results are immediate.
Radiesse is a volumizing dermal filler designed to decrease the need for repeat usage over time. It stimulates the body into once again producing its own collagen, and offers immediate results. Radiesse is not used to fill fine lines and wrinkles, rather it is solely for deep wrinkles and skin folds. Results last a year if not longer, and side effects are mild. They can include swelling, bruising, redness, and asymmetry, though the latter side effect is rare.
Many medical spas and skin specialists do not offer Sculptra treatments, however The Kopelson Clinic is pleased to note Dr. Kopelson and staff have much experience with this dermal filler. Sculptra is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid and restores collagen so skin looks supple and youthful instead of saggy and sunken. Results take a few days to become noticeable, and side effects are mild. Side effects are the same as the above fillers.