The fountain of youth may be just a moment away. The truth is that there have been incredible advancements in non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Natural dermal fillers have been gaining in popularity the more their amazing benefits become apparent to those who are lucky enough to have discovered them.
These products are made from natural elements already found in the skin, but happen to be in decline due to age. They produce a long lasting boosting effect that helps skin to rejuvenate itself without having to go through the pain and recovery of plastic surgery.
The Trouble with Traditional Facelifts
A traditional facelift is a huge investment of money and also time to physically recover. There are risks associated with anesthesia and going under the knife. We have all seen the pictures of celebrity facelifts gone wrong, and you always run the risk of becoming disfigured to some degree. When done correctly a facelift can have great results, but there is considerable pain and recovery time.
Dermal fillers offer a clear advantage over surgery in both the pain and recovery aspects, as well as the procedure itself only taking minutes in most cases.
Surgical facelifts can take up to 8 hours to complete.
Depending on the procedures that will be done, the recovery time is approximately 6 weeks for the swelling to subside.
You will have to wait until the swelling is gone before you know if you have the results you were looking for.
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Natural dermal fillers are an effective way to achieve a rejuvenated appearance with no pain and no downtime.
1. Juvederm is an injectable gel that is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural hydrating substance found in the skin. When skin loses elasticity and hydration it begins to sag. Injecting Juvederm just under the skin will immediately add volume and reduce wrinkles and deep folds.
The Juvederm injectable gel is bonded and cross linked through a process called Hylacross Technology, which makes the gel more smooth and sustained than other fillers. The expected duration of the smoothing effects is anywhere from 6-9 months, but some patients come back for retreatment after 1 year, and need less Juvederm to achieve the same results.
2. Restylane is a natural dermal filler that acts in much the same way that Juvederm does. Both are made from hyaluronic acid, but Restylane is a particle suspension gel, where the Hylacross Technology in Juvederm is what gives it a smoother consistency. Doctors say that Restylane can last from 6 months to a year, and takes between 5 to 10 minutes to inject, depending on the amount of areas you want corrected.
3. Radiesse is another dermal filler that is made from an advanced calcium-based microsphere technology. The calcium based microspheres contain calcium particles that form a base under the skin that allows the growth of new collagen. The microspheres eventually break down into calcium and are absorbed by your body. Radiesse provides volume that lasts for up to a year and promotes the regeneration of your body’s natural collagen, which is the best of both worlds.
These procedures literally take less than fifteen minutes, you see immediate results, and have no downtime; you can go back to work and daily activities right away. The results last for quite a long time, and are well worth the price, which can be anywhere from $300 to $800 depending on the scope of the procedure you wanted. Not that you have to be in a rush, but you can get your consultation and treatment in the same visit and walk out with a rejuvenated appearance in no time.
Scott is a freelance writer on a variety of topics including non-invasive cosmetic procedures. When he is not writing he is hiking in the mountains of upstate New York.