Looking Younger With Facial Fillers
What Causes My Face To Age
As your skin ages, it loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. With loss of these natural tissue fillers, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in facial wrinkles and thinning lips. Facial fillers, such as injectable Hyaluronic Acid fillers can restore volume, contours and definition to your face.
What Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers And How Do They Work
Dr. Galumbeck uses Hyaluronic Acid fillers, which are a jelly-like substance naturally found in the body in the skin. It absorbs water like a sponge and acts like a lubricant.
Hyaluronic Acid binds with collagen to provide structure, elasticity and volume to your skin, making it look fresher, healthier and fuller. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the fastest growing non-invasive facial procedures in Virginia Beach.
Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers temporarily replace the lost hyaluronic acid restoring the skin’s volume with a smooth natural appearance. Injectable fillers shape and sculpt the face from the inside to correct and contour.
Dr. Galumbeck performs all injections because he believes that injecting fillers is more of an art than a science and requires talent, practice and an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy.
What Type Of Facial Filler Is Best For Me
Since so many facial fillers are available, choosing the proper filler can cause a lot of confusion for patients. Fillers differ in formulation and consistency. Even though they are made from the same ingredient, hyaluronic acid, they don’t behave the same when injected. Some are more plumping and some last longer than others.
Which filler to use depends on the areas of your face that you want to improve. The places where your skin is naturally thin are the places where you’ll want the thinner products.
Thinner formulations are perfect smoothing fine, vertical lines around the mouth and defining the lips because they don’t absorb as much water, giving a very subtle correction.
For cheek volume, diminishing laugh lines, or plumping lips, you’ll want the thicker formulations.
What Types Of Facial Fillers Are Offered At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery
We offer the Juvederm Family of injectable fillers. This is our best selling facial filler for two reasons. Dr. Galumbeck feels that they last longer than other hyaluronic acid fillers. Second, they contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so there is less discomfort during injection.
The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is a smooth gel, providing a smoother, longer lasting correction. Even better, Juvederm, in conjunction with Botox, makes both products last longer.
Juvederm is available in five different formulations:
- Juvederm Volbella is the thinnest formulation and corrects vertical lips lines and outline the lips
- Juvederm Ultra is a bit thicker than Volbella and fills in the laugh lines in the nasolabial folds as well as the marionette lines around the mouth.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus has a thicker plumping formula, which is perfect to improve the fullness of the lips.
- Juvederm Vollure is softer and easier to mold for those wanting a subtle, natural-looking correction. Vollure lasts about six months longer than Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus.
- Juvederm Voluma lifts and adds volume to the midface and cheeks.