VOLUME IS YOUTH NOT TIGHTNESS!
Fillers are the number two cosmetic procedure performed worldwide. A combination of factors such as gravity, smoking, sun exposure, genetics, and environmental factors result in an aging, less youthful appearance. These contribute to loss of collagen, hyaluronic acid, elasticity, fat production, and suppleness of the skin.
Over time we lose support of the overlying soft tissue caused by shrinking of the bony skeleton. This causes changes in the shape of the face causing a less youthful appearance.
For some, volume loss can start as early as 30 years old. Loss of volume causes sunken eyes, flatter cheeks, laugh lines and a heavier jaw line making us appear older, tired and even angry.
Replacing volume in the cheeks can restore the more youthful oval shape of the face.
There are a variety of fillers available. Dr. Gaughf is an expert injector frequently attending meetings and training courses and will help you decide which filler or combination of fillers is best for you.
HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS:
Hylauronic acid is a natural substance found in all livings things. It is commonly found in connective tissues and is hydrophilic meaning it can help the skin hold water. Hyaluronic acid fillers are soft and natural in appearance and help to decrease depressions, acting as a cushion to support the overlying skin structures. Almost any patient is a candidate for these fillers.
Dr. Gaughf will help you decide which hyaluronic acid filler is right for you.
- Juvederm Voluma XC®
- Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus®
- Restylane Silk®
- Restylane Lyft®
Radiesse is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the microspheres leaving behind only your own collagen. It is used to restore volume in the cheeks and marionette lines. Radiesse is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS:
Juvederm Voluma® XC & Juvederm®:
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