Reduce the Signs of Aging with Nonsurgical Treatments for the Face
Fine lines, wrinkles, nasolabial skin folds (laugh lines), frown lines, lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), and pronounced creases and lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines) are all common signs of aging that develop in the face. Over the years, the skin produces less collagen (the protein that gives skin its elasticity), and repetitive facial expressions such as smiling, furrowing the brow, and squinting all begin to take their toll. Fortunately, these signs of aging can be reduced with laser treatments, as well as injectable treatments like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Dysport®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic, all available at our San Jose office serving the Bay Area. To learn more about these treatments and how they can help you achieve a youthful, refreshed facial appearance, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are dermal fillers consisting of non-animal-derived hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. HA acts as a lubricant and cushion in the joints and other tissues. When injected in deep lines extending from the nostrils to the sides of the mouth (often called laugh lines), vertical lines at the corners of the mouth (oral commissures), or lines that extend from the sides of the mouth (marionette lines), these fillers can soften the appearance of these lines, giving you beautiful results for up to a year. JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® can also be injected into the lips to give them a fuller, more balanced appearance or used to soften the lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines) caused by aging. Restylane® can also be used underneath the lower eyelid to fill in the hollowness (tear troughs) that often creates the appearance of dark circles and the “tired” look. No more sunken eyes!
Like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, Radiesse® is a dermal filler used to soften wrinkles, lines, and deep facial creases. However, it consists of calcium-based microspheres in a water-based gel rather than hyaluronic acid. It is used regularly in the nasolabial lines around the mouth (laugh lines) and to restore cheeks — anything from augmenting flat cheeks to providing a mid face lift. Because of its large particle size, Radiesse® is not recommended for use in the lips. It is a more durable filler, with results that can last up to 18 months. By explaining your goals to Dr. Tang during your initial consultation, he can help you determine which dermal filler is best suited to your needs.
Sculptra is an injectable treatment that relies on poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to replace lost collagen. It is called a bio-stimulator because when injected, it stimulates the patient’s own cells (fibroblasts) to make collagen. It provides the most volumization, addressing larger areas of facial fat loss such as temporal areas, around the cheeks, and the areas below the mouth. Sculptra also has the longest duration, with results lasting as long as over two years. It is often used in conjunction with other dermal fillers.
Learn More about Non-surgical Face Treatments
If you are beginning to notice wrinkles, lines, or other signs of aging that are making you feel self-conscious, Rejuvé offers a wide range of non-surgical treatments can help you achieve a younger, more vibrant appearance. To learn more about how laser treatments, injectable fillers, and BOTOX® Cosmetic can enhance your appearance, contact our San Jose office, serving the greater Bay Area, today.