As the body ages, the subcutaneous fat that gave our features definition (in our youth) diminishes, and without that support, facial features can begin to sag. Dermal fillers can take the place of subcutaneous fat to help reduce those signs of aging by lifting and supporting the skin and replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. This is an amazing rejuvenation treatment that is cost-effective and requires no surgery or downtime.
There are a variety of FDA approved filler products that are used throughout the medical aesthetic industry. Dermal fillers are categorized by the substance that they are made from. At Rytualist, we use 2 categories of filler products.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA HA fillers that we carry are:
Calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in our bones. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are nearly microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel. The consistency of a CaHA filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler and typically lasts longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Calcium hydroxylapatite is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production, and it is typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles.
CaHA fillers that we use:
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