Medical technology is an absolute brilliant thing. The advances we have made in the last ten years are lightyears ahead of where we were, and it’s only going to become more fascinating from here on out.
Recently, cosmetic rejuvenation has been making leaps and bounds in the industry. With the desire to stay young echoing across the country, patients everywhere are looking for ways to look and feel rejuvenated. Continue reading for some of the industry’s most recent advances.
Facial Rejuvenation: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are amazing products that work in tandem with the skin and body to produce beautiful anti-aging results. A new HA filler called Restylane Silk was FDA approved in 2014 for lip augmentation and the correction of perioral rhytides. This slowly injected filler is designed for fine lines and tends to last 6 to 9 months. Its sister product Restylane was first approved by the FDA in 2003 for filling nasolabial folds and has been a successfully used hyaluronic acid filler ever since.
Fillers for Younger Looking Hands
An easy way to tell a person’s age is by looking at their hands. Thanks to dermatologists putting their heads together, a simple way to make them look younger is by injecting a filler to the back of the hands. Any filler can be used, but the ones that tend to work the best are Radiesse and Voluma. Radiesse recently received FDA approval for this purpose. Once injected, the filler is smoothed to look natural and fill in the parts of the hand that may appear deflated or where the veins are especially prominent. Hand fillers can be done at the same time as face fillers and Botox.
Double Chin Slimming
Do you suffer from a stubborn double chin? Does it look like a double chin may be making an appearance if you don’t do something about it? Dermatologists now have several options available to reduce it. The first is a heat generating technique called ThermiTight that stimulates collagen and tightens the chin and jowl area in those who have “at-risk chins” or who already have loose skin.
Alternatively, Kybella is a FDA-approved natural fat-absorbing substance that dissolves fat when injected into it. Patients receive 12-20 micro-injections and most patients require anywhere from 2-4 treatments. Treatments are quick, and generally take less than 20 minutes.
Acne Scar Fillers
Do you suffer from acne scars? Thanks to a variety of available fillers on the market, your reminder of teenage years can stay in the past. Along with other techniques for treating acne scars such as laser resurfacing and chemical peels, fillers can smooth the appearance of those unsightly indentations.