June is Older Americans Month, but Cranberry Township plastic surgeons at Advanced Liposuction Center want you to know that we can help you achieve the youthful look that matches your youthful spirit. Today’s 60 and 70-year-olds have the activity level and attitudes of 40 and 50-year-olds just a couple of generations ago. Why not rid yourself of wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin so that you’ll look as young as you feel?

It’s true that, as we age, collagen production decreases and fat disappears in places like our face. This results in sagging, loose skin and wrinkles. Proteins such as hyaluronic acid diminishes deep down in the lower layers of our skin, which then reduces youthful tone and plumpness. In addition to aging, years of sun exposure, genetics, scarring or trauma may leave facial skin looking tired and lackluster.

Dermal Fillers to the Rescue

Thankfully, there’s a safe, non-invasive way to correct and improve the skin on your face: dermal fillers. We offer several of the most respected fillers in the industry including: Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. They are all FDA approved and deliver long-lasting, natural results. Our expert plastic surgeons will meet with you during a free consultation and guide you to the best choice for your particular beauty goals. Some facts you should know:

  • There’s a dermal filler for every need: correcting wrinkles, restoring lost volume, scar correction, lip enhancement and getting rid of those pesky lines around your eyes and mouth.
  • Injectable filler procedures are done in the office and each session takes about an hour to complete. Our doctors will carefully choose the exact location of the injection to ensure symmetry and a natural looking result.
  • All fillers contain an anesthetic for numbing so no additional anesthesia is need prior to injecting. Mild discomfort may occur but only for the duration of the injection.
  • You may experience some numbness or minor swelling for an hour or two after the procedure, but patients can return to all normal activities immediately following the appointment.
  • The results are immediate and last from 6-12 months. Follow up appointments are recommended to maintain your desired appearance.

What Are Dermal Fillers Used For?

There must be so many ruined facial features of your face but don’t worry since dermal fillers are here. It can help you recover these things:
• Large and noticeable scars on the face
• Crow’s feet
• Sunken cheeks
• Smile lines
• Frown lines
• Asymmetrical features
• Weak chin
• Wrinkles

What Makes You a Good Candidate For Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler is a great method to make yourself younger but you can get benefits of it if only you are a perfect fit for it. You need to be a good candidate for it, here’s what makes you a good candidate for dermal fillers:
• You should be physically healthy and you shouldn’t have any underlying health conditions, they may affect your healing process.
• Smokers aren’t allowed, smoking slow downs your healing process.
• You must have realistic expectations
• Avoid dermal fillers if you have a weak immune system

Recover For Dermal Fillers

Recovery from dermal fillers varies from patients to patients which you may take longer or get results earlier than others.
But normal the recovery time of this process is two to three days. You can return to your daily routine after the treatment or from the next day.
The procedure is so short that sometimes people tend to go for the surgery during lunchtime and return to their work in just an hour.
Although dermal filler is a short process you should avoid intense exercise and activities in the first weak or you may ruin treatment and your skin wouldn’t get enough time to heal either.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The longevity of dermal fillers varies based on the type of filler used, the area of the face being treated, individual factors such as metabolism, and the specific formulation of the filler. Generally, dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years or more. Some common fillers and their approximate durations are:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (e.g., Juvederm, Restylane): These typically last between six months to two years, depending on the specific product used and the treatment area.
  2. Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers (e.g., Radiesse): Results can last up to a year or more.
  3. Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers (e.g., Sculptra): The effects of Sculptra can last up to two years or longer, but multiple sessions are usually required.
  4. Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Fillers (e.g., Bellafill): Bellafill is considered a semi-permanent filler, and its results can last several years, often up to five years or more.

Who is a suitable candidate for dermal fillers?

Suitable candidates for dermal fillers are typically individuals who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results. Here are some criteria that often define suitable candidates for dermal fillers:

  1. Healthy Individuals: Candidates should be in good general health, both physically and mentally, with no underlying medical conditions that could interfere with the healing process.
  2. Non-Smokers: Non-smokers tend to have better circulation and healthier skin, which can enhance the effectiveness and longevity of dermal fillers.
  3. Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about what dermal fillers can achieve. It’s important to understand that while fillers can enhance facial features and reduce signs of aging, they do not provide permanent results or stop the natural aging process.
  4. Specific Concerns: Candidates seeking dermal fillers should have specific concerns, such as wrinkles, volume loss, or facial asymmetry, that can be addressed with the procedure.

Side Effects Of Dermal Fillers

Every surgery has side effects and dermal fillers isn’t different but fortunately this procedure has less complications than most plastic surgeries.
Some if the most common side effects of this process are swelling, bruising and pain but this pain can be avoided with pain killers.

To learn more, contact any of our Pittsburgh area offices by calling: 724-683-7581.