Fillers

Aging is a part of life, and as the years pass, the less vibrant, refreshed and youthful the skin may begin to look. When you are young, there is an abundance of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin which gives to your skin support, volume and suppleness. As we age, these natural support structures become less plentiful. The result is wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
FDA-approved since the 80s, treated bovine collagen was used as “fillers” onto the dermis. Later in 2000’s new artificial “fillers” – Radiesse, Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane came to the market. They are safely injected to the areas that needed to be treated. Compared to other treatments, dermal fillers are generally safe, hypoallergenic and painless. Moreover, this treatment has more consistent and significant results. It takes less downtime for patients and feels natural under the skin with lower risks of complications, provided that you seek professional assistance. Patients are advised not to manipulate the treated area to prevent the filler from shifting to other regions of the face, after the procedure. If there are inflammations or redness on the treated area, apply a cool pack and see your doctor.
Because of its effectiveness, medical spa’s have experienced a great demand for the treatment since the past decade. However, its needs to be injected by highly trained professionals to provide best results and safety for the clients and assure a proper step by step process.

Pros and cons of dermal fillers

While dermal fillers may sound like the perfect anti-aging treatment for most of us, there are advantages and disadvantages to the procedure. While it may not apply for some, we still need to understand how it may affect us.

PROS

Helps prevent or smooth away the wrinkles in nasolabial folds, underneath the eyes and even treat shallow scars on the face.
Dermal filler treatments offer a fast solution to these skin problems with almost no down time at all. You can get off from work at lunch time and return from the spa with younger looking skin by your afternoon shift.
Trained doctors and nurses offer safe and painless treatments as approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Dermal filler treatments are a cost-effective solution to aging skin and are more affordable compared to surgical procedures.

CONS

While it is generally safe, dermal fillers can trigger allergic reactions. Bruising, pain and swelling can occur.
The effects of the fillers are not permanent, slowly dissolving during the time. Effects of Restylane and Juvederm XC last up 6 months, Perlane and Juvederm Plus XC up to 9 months and Radiesse up to 18 months. There is a new filler (Voluma) just recently approved by FDA, which will last up to 24 months.

Where can I do this procedure?

Trust only the best doctors and medical spas in your area. You can have injections of dermal fillers from licensed and experienced professionals at LA Beauty Skin Center.
Arman Karapetyan, MD is highly experienced in aesthetic procedures and treated more than ten thousand patients with great results. Please visit our clinic for complimentary