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Dermal fillers rank among the most popular aesthetic treatments available for facial rejuvenation. Over 2.7 million procedures involving dermal fillers were performed in 2019. Men and women choose these treatments because they allow you to erase years off your face without the downtime and inconvenience involved in cosmetic surgery.

Choosing the dermal filler that provides the youthful results you desire requires professional knowledge and experience. Majid Sabour, MD and licensed esthetician Nadiia Yurkova of Resplendence MedSpa in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, provide expert skin rejuvenation services to men and women seeking to improve their appearance without surgery.

At Resplendence MedSpa, Dr. Sabour and his staff use a holistic and integrative approach to aesthetics and ensure that your treatment is the most appropriate for your needs. Dermal fillers deliver a natural-looking appearance — helping you look like yourself, only younger.

About dermal fillers

Dermal fillers restore the loss of volume that occurs as your natural production of collagen and elastin declines. Fillers consist of injectable gels that can provide an immediate and youthful-looking appearance by erasing fine lines and wrinkles.

Products vary by primary ingredient, duration, and facial area of treatment, so it’s important to choose the one that’s formulated for the results you’re seeking. The results of dermal fillers typically last between six months and two years, depending on the product and the area treated. Here, we explain your injectable options and how they work.

Calcium hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a substance that occurs naturally in your bones. It’s used in Radiesse®️, a dermal filler that contains hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel.

The gel smooths moderate to severe wrinkles such as smile lines, marionette lines (vertical lines between your mouth and chin), pre-jowl folds, and chin wrinkles. It is also effective for treating wrinkles on the backs of your hands. Your results can last as long as 12 months.

In addition to providing a smoother skin surface, Radiesse works to stimulate collagen production as your body absorbs it. Collagen is a natural protein that helps your skin feel tight and youthful. Your skin loses its elasticity and firmness and becomes more susceptible to wrinkles as collagen production slows with age.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is an organic compound that your body produces naturally. It draws and holds water, which helps keep your skin plump and hydrated. When it occurs at optimal levels, hyaluronic acid acts as a cushioning agent that can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture.

The volume of hyaluronic acid your body produces decreases with age. The effect results in a loss of structure and skin volume. Dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid draw water to the area where they are injected, creating a plump, filling effect. Several popular dermal filler brands use hyaluronic acid.

Belotero®️ uses hyaluronic acid to treat superficial lines and moderate to severe wrinkles in delicate areas like your lips and mouth. It’s effective on nasolabial folds (from the edge of your nose to the corners of your mouth), smile lines, vertical lip lines, and chin wrinkles for about six months.

Juvéderm®️ is the brand name of an entire line of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to improve plumpness and moisture where they’re injected. Different formulations are used to treat specific areas.

Juvéderm is effective for restoring volume around areas of your mouth to correct smile lines or marionette lines. It can also contour age-related volume loss in your midface and cheeks. Juvéderm results typically last up to two years.

Poly-L-lactic acid

Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic, biocompatible, and biodegradable ingredient. It’s often used in medical devices like absorbable sutures. Poly-L-lactic acid is used in the dermal filler Sculptura®️ to restore volume and provide long-lasting results.

Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra doesn’t add volume at the time of injection. Instead, it stimulates your own collagen production, which gives you the added volume and smooth appearance you desire over time. While changes occur over a few weeks and may require two or more treatments, results typically last up to two years.

Find out more about dermal fillers and how these amazing injectables can help you rejuvenate and restore your appearance. Call our office at 213-430-2347 to schedule a consultation today, or book an appointment online.

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