Along with the development and deepening of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases, the decrease and loss of volume from beneath the skin caused by aging can lead to significant aesthetic changes on your face. The numerous treatments available to help slow or reverse these changes make it worth considering which option might be best for you.
Dermal fillers using injectable solutions have long been the “standard” and most commonly chosen option to restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Even within this type of treatment, there are differences among the available formulations.
Some, like BOTOX®, interrupt signals sent to the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and lines to develop or deepen. Others, like Juvederm®, use molecules such as hyaluronic acid naturally found in your body to increase volume from below the skin by absorbing nearby water molecules.
While these minimally invasive treatments safely and effectively provide great results, the benefits, and results slowly fade over time and usually require follow-up or maintenance treatments after about a year to keep the same appearance.
Another treatment that greatly helps restore lost volume in the fast, with much longer lasting results, is fat transfer or fat grafting procedures. This is especially beneficial to your overall appearance as the fat is harvested from elsewhere on your body using liposuction. Once cleansed and prepared, the fat is injected into specific areas on your face.
Since the fat comes from your own body, there is very minimal chance of rejection or reaction to the injection. And like fat cells elsewhere in your body, the injected fat molecules tend to settle into the structure of your skin and face and provide long-lasting results.
Although other treatments are safe enough to allow repeat and maintenance treatments to keep the same appearance, many people prefer a longer-lasting procedure. If you want to restore lost volume on your face without frequent treatments, call Main Line Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr, PA, at 484-222-0010 or visit www.mainlineplasticsurgery.com to see how fat grafting can be a great option for you.