Wrinkles have been called some clever names to make them more palatable: laugh lines, character lines, bunny lines, crow’s feet and more. But the truth is no one likes wrinkles no matter what you call them. Fortunately, in today’s era of sophisticated medical technology, there are simple and safe solutions that can make a big difference. At Contour Dermatology, we offer the latest and proven cosmetic neurotoxins and fillers to help you turn back time or at least slow its ticking.
Options for Relaxing Wrinkles
Facial Fillers Plump Up the Volume
Dermal fillers have shown winning results in restoring youthful fullness to lips, smile lines (naso-labial folds) and marionette lines (the “parentheses” around the mouth).
“With the array of fillers we have available today, treatment can be customized for each patient,” says Dr. Jochen. “The choice of filler varies with the treatment site and the individual patient,” he adds, noting that some dermal fillers can last up to one to two years, and can actually stimulate the formation of new collagen, further enhancing their effect over time.
Dr. Jochen also notes that there is little to no downtime with dermal fillers. “There may be a little swelling or redness immediately following the injection, but it’s usually gone within a few hours,” he says. “And the improvement is immediate.”
Dermal Fillers Not Just for the Face
These safe and effective injectables – which include Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse™, Juvederm™, Sculptra™ and Prevelle™ Silk, – as well as autologous fat transfer (using a person’s own body fat to restore volume) can be used to plump up other parts of the body as well including:
The backs of our hands can appear wrinkled, bony or prominently veined as we grow older and the skin thins – giving away our age even if we’ve undergone facial rejuvenation. The right filler, however, can plump up this thinning skin and give you hands to match a youthful-looking face.
Even earlobes can reveal the passage of time as they become creased, stretched and saggy from wearing earrings. Injectible dermal fillers can restore this lost fullness.
Dermal fillers can soften the appearance of acne scars and other surface depressions.
A crooked nose can be “straightened” without surgery with the appropriate placement of a filler.
Under-eye Circles or Hollows
By plumping up the under-eye area that has lost volume, fillers can eliminate that chronic tired look.
Cheeks and Cheekbones
Fillers can round out and raise the cheeks, restoring a look of youthful contour and high cheekbones.
Your Next Step
To learn more about how – and where – dermal fillers can help restore youthful volume to your appearance, please call our office or schedule your personalized cosmetic consultation online.
With three locations to serve you better in Palm Springs, Santa Monica, and our new clinic located in Rancho Mirage.