Top San Antonio Skin Center for Fillers
There are a variety of fillers in our day that are aimed at safely and correctly addressing volume loss and wrinkles over the entire face.
In the past, Bovine collagen was the only available injectable.
Thanks to advances in our understanding of skin, risky Bovine injectables have largely been replaced with safer, synthetic compounds.
These compounds have a variable life span and indication. Once injected, the fillers cause the area to plump up immediately (except in the case of Sculptura), thereby reducing the appearance of facial static lines, dark circles under the eyes, and lost volume in the cheeks and lips. They can also be used to plump up the back of your hands for rejuvenation.
The use of a synthesized form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), an agent usually produced by the skin, means that some of the most common injectables, such as Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Voluma XC are among the most widely used and safest fillers for face, lips and hands. These fillers replace the HA that, over time, has been lost during the aging process.
Because HA is a natural compound, the body will usually degrade the fillers within 3-12 months (except in certain injectables such as Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse or Artefill that may last longer).
Individuals who like the effects of temporary fillers, but not the frequent injections may elect to use a filler that produces longer-lasting effects. Juvederm Voluma XC is the newest long lasting filler that last about 24 months. Artefill is also a long-lasting injectable filler and volumizer.
It is a hybrid gel filler consisting of millions of synthetic microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) mixed with purified bovine (cow) collagen. Because its filler component is collagen-based, a skin test must be performed prior to the injection. Anyone interested in these kinds of fillers should consult with Dr. Ghohestani.