San Diego county dermatologist explains dermal fillers
Volume and wrinkle reductionAs we age, we lose facial volume. Natural fat pads are resorbed and bone shrinks. The body produces less collagen and elastin, the fibrous proteins that keep skin thick and taut. Gravity pulls the soft tissue downward. This combination reverses the triangle of youth, making the face wider at the mouth and chin. Dermal fillers are injected to replace lost volume. They provide substructure and lift, to restore youthful contours.
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After a dermal filler is placed you have a 50% chance of having some swelling afterward.
How long will the swelling last after the dermal filler injection?
The swelling lasts a couple of days and things will settle out in about a month's time. As it takes about a month for a filler to penetrate and integrate with your skin.
What are the benefits of dermal filler treatment?
With the Dermal Filler injection, the goal is to replace the volume that you have lost and made you look youthful. In a natural way and not look done or unnatural.
Is there an ideal age for Dermal Filler Injection?
If you're looking to a dermal filler to combat signs of aging, your mid-30s are after a good time to start to maintain your youthful appearance.
Why should I start the Dermal Filler Treatment at a young age?
Starting at a younger age prevents wrinkles from forming and allows you to age more gracefully.
It also prevents the need for more invasive procedures in the future.
Fillers are controlled medical solutions, available only by injection from a doctor. The best, safest outcomes are achieved with FDA-approved products administered by a qualified physician. Dr. Lloyd has the training and experience to design a customized treatment plan, with a combination of fillers:
- Hyaluronic acid(HA) – The Juvéderm family, Restylane products, and Belotero are HA fillers. HA provides immediate results, and stimulates skin to create new collagen. These fillers can be used almost anywhere – temples, cheeks, tear troughs, jawline, lips, and nasolabial folds.
- Calcium hydroxyapatite – This substance is found in bone, making it the filler of choice to rebuild underlying structure. Radiesse is ideal for temples, cheeks, and jawline. It also produces immediate results in the backs of hands, lifting skin to cover exposed veins and tendons.
- Poly-L-lactic acid – Sculptra generates outstanding results in 6 to 12 months, with a series of sessions. This filler forms a framework within tissue, for the body to produce its own natural collagen. It can be administered wherever there is facial volume loss, and for reduction of wrinkles at the center of the chest.
Browse this website to learn more about dermal fillers. Then call Skin & Vein Institute in to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lloyd. The number is (760) 642-6674.
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.
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