With aging, in addition to skin laxity and the affects of gravity, there is volume loss in the face. Over time, this leads to deep nasolabial folds, loss of volume in the cheeks, and fine lines around the mouth.
The most common soft tissue fillers used today contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the skin. Since these products are naturally made in the skin, they are the safest type of filler available with almost no risk.
In addition to restoring volume to areas like the cheeks and smile lines, soft tissue fillers can be used to fill scars, acne scars, or any depressions. In addition, for those who seek fuller lips, they can be used to naturally enhance the appearance of the lips.
Depending on the location and type of product used, the effects can last from six months to two years.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.