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Facial Aging-What Can Be Done?

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Our face shows signs and the effects of the aging process.  This aging is due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as genetics, sun exposure, diet, and lifestyle. Throughout this process our bone gets remodeled and resorbed, and our fat and skin thin. When we lose volume is the primary cause of the aging process. It leads to nasolabial folds, marionette lines, loss of cheek and temple volume, and those “jowls” we all try to avoid.

What can be done about the aging process in regards to this loss of volume? The goal is to restore the volume loss with soft tissue augmentation. A product suited perfectly for augmenting the loss of the bony structure and fat is Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra is a poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA) filler product that stimulates and replaces collagen. It is injected in multiple areas of the face deep in the superperiosteum and deep dermis. Two vials area typically used per session and it is typical to need 2-3 sessions 2 months apart to achieve optimal fullness. There is a waiting game because this product requires the body’s healing mechanisms to put down new collagen, which takes a few months after each injection.  The wonderful thing is that after this is achieved, the product benefits last for 2 years!

Other types of fillers used most commonly worldwide are HA (hyaluronic acid) filler such as the Restylane and Juvederm lines of products. These combine with the bodies naturally occurring HA and pull water to the area, creating plumpness in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette line, perioral lines, lips, temples, or wherever else they are used. A benefit of these fillers is that they are dissolvable with a product called hyaluronidase. They can last anywhere from 3-12 months, and are great because they provide immediate results when injected.

The best way to find out what products are most suited for your aesthetic needs is to schedule a consultation with Whitney, Katie, or Brianne at Nouveau Health and Wellness. Each provider will discuss your concerns as well as use their aesthetic eyes to develop the best short and long-term treatment plan for your individuality. Contact Us Today!