Dermal Fillers to Combat Wrinkles

Looking to get rid of a few fine lines and wrinkles? Want to return your skin’s youthful and vibrant appearance? While we can’t turn back the clock or take a dip in the legendary fountain of youth, modern medical science allows us to reduce or eliminate crow’s feet, scowl lines, and other unsightly signs of aging with dermal filler treatments. 



The Fundamentals of Dermal Filler Treatment


Those seeking to diminish wrinkles quickly without the expense and medical risks that are commonly associated with aesthetic surgery will find no better medical treatment than dermal fillers. Injected directly into problem areas, dermal fillers instantly fill and plump skin tissue to smooth out dermatological creases and fine lines. Although the results are not permanent, these cosmetic services are currently one of the very best medical options for targeted and effective wrinkle reduction.


Patients typically notice a visible difference within two or three days of treatment. As wrinkles disappear, your face will appear fresher, firmer, and younger. And unlike costly, painful, and time-consuming aesthetic surgical procedures, dermal fillers require no recovery time. You can make a simple office visit, receive your shots from a qualified medical professional, and return to your busy daily schedule within the space of a couple hours. 


Your Dermal Filler Options


Although most people are familiar with Botox, many do not realize that there are many other dermal fillers on the market. Here are just a few:


  • Botox/Dysport/Xeomin – All of these products fall under the category of neuro-modulators, medical substances that weaken muscles. When facial muscles that move less the wrinkles on the skin above them become far less prominent.


  • Juviderm – Juviderm’s active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, spreads out within cutaneous tissue to full out wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (the “smile lines” that appear around the lips).


  • Voluma – The latest generation of hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, Voluma is much longer lasting than its predecessors. While the effects of Juviderm typically last 6 to 9 months, the effects of a single Voluma treatment can last up to 2 years.


  • Radiesse – Clinically proven to last a year or more, Radiesse eliminates wrinkles by increasing volume in the upper dermis through an infusion of calcium-based microspheres, causing sagging and depleted skin to tighten and smooth out.


  • Bellafill – In addition to increasing facial volume to smooth wrinkles immediately after injection, Bellafill’s unique microspheres actually generate collagen production. Unlike many fillers, these microspheres do not break down over time.


For more information about dermal fillers or other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as the eyelash length and thickness enhancer Latisse, contact a trained professional at the New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center today.

Men are Increasingly Opting for Cosmetic Services to Achieve a Youthful Appearance

While it’s true that more women seek cosmetic services than men, more and more guys are opting for a dermal filler or Botox to help them look their best.

In fact, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting in Nov. 2016 put a spotlight on the male cosmetic market.

“It is a growing segment that will continue to grow as more cosmetically-inclined millennial men age. It is also a market that many physicians are not prioritizing, allowing physicians [who do pursue it] to differentiate themselves from their competitors,” says Dr. Terrance Keaney, a keynote speaker at the meeting.

Because a man’s physical features are much different than females, a cosmetic doctor must take care when working with a male patient. If his facial shape is too masculine, he’ll look angry or threatening. Too soft, and he’ll look feminine.

That’s why different injection patterns for dermal fillers and a higher dose of neuromodulators (Botox) are often required for male patients. Care also must be taken to avoid giving men an unnaturally arched eyebrow or a high cheek apex.

How Can Dermal Fillers Help?

Men are concerned with the same age-related changes as women: wrinkles, volume loss and sagging skin.

Dermal fillers add volume in just the right spots for a more youthful, virile appearance. Areas of the face commonly treated among men are the nasolabial fold between the mouth and the nose, the cheeks where volume is lost and the hollows beneath the eyes. A dermal filler doesn’t relax muscles like Botox does. Rather, it adds volume back to your appearance. The effect can last for several months or up to five years, depending on the product used.

Since men’s faces are shaped differently and they have flatter cheeks, lower brows and sharper jaw lines, it’s important to find a physician who has experience treating men with cosmetic services and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Krikorian has years of experience helping both men and women look their best. Whether it’s a simple prescription for Latisse or a complete refresh of the face, he has the skills to make everyone look youthful, vibrant and, most importantly, completely  natural. Call today to schedule a consultation.