As you age, your facial features change. While the aging process is perfectly natural, it doesn’t mean you have to accept wrinkles or loose skin as an inevitable part of growing older. At The Women’s Centre in Denton, Texas, esthetician Lisa Rux uses dermal fillers to address visible signs of aging and to create a liquid face-lift, helping you look more rested and youthful. If you’re ready to turn back the hands of time without an invasive surgical procedure, book a consultation to discuss dermal fillers. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the office to book your visit.
Just beneath the surface of your skin lies a layer of fat and collagen that creates the smooth, plump appearance associated with youth and vitality. Over the years, your skin loses fat at a rate of nearly one teaspoon each year, and collagen levels also deteriorate.
Without that natural “padding,” your skin begins to gather into fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. Years of sun exposure, environmental toxins, and reduced natural skin hydration accelerate that process.
Plastic surgery can remove sagging skin, but won’t replace that youthful fullness. This is where dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Bellafill® come in.
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers formulated using hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid works to lubricate and hydrate, but like collagen and fat, it also decreases over time.
These fillers have a gel-like consistency. When injected into your skin by a trained and experienced professional, they work to increase volume and smooth wrinkles and folds. Knowing the optimal formulation, placement, and volume of dermal filler to inject is as much of an art as it is a science, and is an area where Lisa Rux truly excels.
A liquid face-lift incorporates several dermal fillers, often in conjunction with Botox® injections, to create aesthetic improvements in multiple areas of your face. Here’s an overview of the possibilities with dermal fillers:
This is the best filler for restoring lost volume in your midface. Juvederm Voluma XC improves fullness in your cheekbones for a more elegant and sophisticated look. The extra volume in your cheekbones gives you a mini face-lift that can resolve slight jowls.
This is a great option for smoothing nasolabial folds, commonly called marionette lines.
This filler is perfect for creating beautiful volume and shape in your lips. Volbella XC also improves the appearance of perioral lines around your lips, sometimes called smoker’s wrinkles.
Another excellent option for increasing the fullness of your lips.
In general, dermal fillers from the Juvederm collection last from 4-6 months. If you’re looking for a more lasting solution, you might want to consider Bellafill. Unlike the Juvederm family of fillers, Bellafill is composed of a combination of collagen and polymethyl methacrylate microspheres.
The collagen smooths and plumps your skin while the microspheres have a scaffolding effect that extends results while your body regenerates its own collagen to replace the gel as it slowly breaks down.
Bellafill offers great results when used to smooth nasolabial folds or recessed acne scars. Results last longer than Juvederm fillers, and clinical studies saw results extending five years after the initial injections.