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Changes occur to the face over time, leading us to look older than we feel. Skin becomes loose and dry, while wrinkles and creases form around the nose, mouth, and chin. You may also notice hollowing around the temples and midface that exacerbate the aged appearance. It might seem to happen overnight – one morning, you look in the mirror and see a much more mature version of yourself staring back at you.

The good news…you can turn back the clock without resorting to surgery in most cases. At LaserMD, LLC, we offer a variety of filler products that can restore youthful volume and smooth away facial lines to refresh and rejuvenate your look.

The Collagen Connection

Collagen is the culprit behind many aging symptoms. Collagen is a structural protein located in the dermis and other areas of the body. This protein supports the dermal layers and produces the radiance found in a youthful complexion. During our youth, we have an abundance of collagen, but levels diminish naturally over time. Some factors accelerate the depletion process, such as genetics, sun exposure, cigarette smoke and other environmental pollutants.

As collagen levels decline, skin laxity begins to affect the texture and appearance of the skin. Skin loses its firmness, and we begin to see midface hollowing and jowl formation along the jawline. Creases appear between the nose and mouth, known as nasolabial folds. Wrinkles that extend from the mouth to the jawline, known as marionette lines, also become apparent. Fortunately, many of these areas of collagen loss can be reduced through simple injections of the appropriate filler, particularly when treatment begins at the earliest signs of skin laxity.

Hyaluronic Acid: The Missing Piece

LaserMD offers a full line of dermal fillers that all contain hyaluronic acid. Our bodies lose hyaluronic acid through the aging process, and this leads to dry skin and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our skin, so no allergy testing is needed when using dermal fillers.

The gel solution product is injected directly into the dermal structure, where is restores support in the inner layers of the skin and smooths and plumps the outer surface of the skin. In most cases, fillers last for many months before they are reabsorbed by the body. Additional treatments can prolong the positive results.

Multiple Options Create a Versatile Treatment

Dermal fillers are versatile because there is a wide range of products to select from to meet your aesthetic goals. Each formulation is different from the others, allowing this treatment to be used for everything from redefining the cheeks to minimizing the appearance of nasolabial folds. Some of the options provided at LaserMD, LLC, include:

  • Juvederm XC®

    Juvederm XC® is the tried and true member of the Juvederm® family that continues to be a top choice for smoothing away lines around the nose and mouth. The XC indicates that lidocaine is incorporated into the formulation to ensure a comfortable treatment process.

  • Voluma XC®

    This thicker, long-lasting formulation is ideal for filling in areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging and other factors. Voluma® is designed to treat larger regions, with a smooth formula that adds natural fullness and definition to the cheekbones, midface and temples.

  • Volbella XC®

    Full, voluminous lips have never been more in style, but achieving the look with natural results isn’t always easy. Volbella® is an ultra-smooth formulation that not only works to softly plump up the lips but also to smooth out vertical lines that often form above the upper lip known as perioral lines or lipstick lines.

  • Vollure XC®

    Vollure features cutting-edge technology that provides an effective reduction in wrinkles around the nose and mouth while preserving your ability to make natural facial expressions. The formulation also tends to last longer than traditional Juvederm® when used as an anti-aging tool against facial lines and creases.

  • Belotero®

    This relative newcomer to the dermal filler market has proven its worth in its ability to treat both deep creases like nasolabial folds and more delicate areas such as perioral lines and tear troughs. The hyaluronic acid solution integrates with the body’s own tissue for natural enhancement that can last six months or longer in most cases.

No Anesthesia, No Downtime, No More Wrinkles!

Dermal fillers are a quick, straightforward treatment that do not require any anesthesia other than the lidocaine filler product. After your procedure, you should be able to head back to work or other activities without any noticeable signs you just had a treatment performed.

Occasionally, patients will experience some mild bruising or swelling around injection sites, but that should be short-lived. You will likely see positive results from your treatment right away as the filler goes to work instantly. In the following days, your outcome should continue to improve as the formulation diffuses into the treatment area to produce smooth, even results. Your refreshed appearance should last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the treatment area and the specific product used.

Maintaining Your Refreshed Look

While dermal fillers can offer dramatic results, they are just temporary. You can prolong the effects of your treatment by scheduling regular sessions at our office. Discounts may be available for multiple procedures to make dermal fillers more affordable. When it comes to choosing a provider for your filler injections, experience and training are essential to ensure an optimal outcome. Dr. Upton was selected as one of 2000 Premiere Juvederm® providers in the U.S. for the Juvederm® Experience Trial. Her extensive work in the area of injectable treatments gives her patients peace-of-mind in knowing they are in good hands when they schedule their procedure at LaserMD, LLC. To get more information or to book your consultation, contact LaserMD today at 425-672-1064.