Even if you take good care of your face and body -- using sunscreen, avoiding cigarettes, and minimizing your consumption of salty or fatty foods -- there may come a day when you look in the mirror and barely recognize the face staring back at you. If you are interested in minimizing or even reversing the visual effects of aging, there is a recent technology that may be able to help. Read on to learn more about injectable facial fillers and what you may be able to expect from this treatment.
What are facial fillers?
When you think of nonsurgical cosmetic treatment, your first thought may be Botox as a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and slow the creation of new wrinkles. However, while Botox can be useful in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, it often does little to repair sagging skin, which is one of the most telltale signs of aging.
As your skin ages, the collagen fibers that form a supportive base for your skin begin to break down, leading to reduced tone. Facial fillers temporarily reverse this process, giving your skin the firm, smooth appearance it once had. Injectable fillers like Juvederm are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a type of sugar that supports skin cells and is naturally found in your body. Although many anti-aging creams use HA as a primary ingredient, applying it topically has only a minimal effect when compared to directly injecting it beneath your skin. This injectable HA can temporarily plump the skin and tissue surrounding wrinkles, as well as add more dimension and depth to your features.
Because the hyaluronic acid used in these fillers is subtle, natural, and gradually absorbs back into your body over time, you won't need to worry about looking like you've had cosmetic surgery.
How long do these treatments last?
In general, you'll have Juvederm or other injectable filler treatment every 4 to 6 months. The procedure is simple and can be performed in a doctor's office, usually taking no more than the 15-30 minutes used for a typical appointment.
How much do these treatments cost?
The amount you'll pay for filler treatment can vary by area -- but in most cases, you'll pay around $500 to $600 per treatment. When averaged out over the course of a year, this is a cost of less than $100 per month to look (and feel) noticeably younger.
For more information, contact The De Pieri Clinic or a similar location.Share
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