While many people wish to improve their appearance by minimizing the effects of aging, the costs and time required for recovering from a surgical procedure are often too great for many. Fortunately for these people, today’s market is filled with alternative, non-surgical, and minimally invasive treatments to enhance the appearance of your skin and face to create a more youthful look. Some of UFP Aesthetics most popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments are Botox and dermal fillers.
Non-Surgical Rejuvenation with Filler
Dermal Fillers are injected into the face to fill out wrinkles, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. There are many brands of dermal fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and more. The procedure is very quick and efficient and unlike collagen no allergy testing is required beforehand. The effects of these dermal fillers can last 8 to 12 months or even longer with multiple treatments, and while there may be some light bruising or swelling immediately after, most patients return to work the next day. Some of the most popular filler treatments include: lip augmentation, cheek enhancement, smokers lines, and tear troughs.
With a growing esthetic market of beauty treatments for the face, it is crucial that the neck and chest match because they are an extension of the face. Sun damaged or sagging skin of the chest and arms are very hard to treat and neck creams focus primarily on the top layer of the skin. Laser treatments are great for treating pigment and superficial skin texture. In recent years, Radiesse and Sculptra, which are both injectables, are being used more and more to address neck lines and crepey skin. This is a great non-surgical option to address these issues and slow down these pesky signs of aging.
Radiesse and Sculptra Injectables
Radiesse and Sculptra have been around for years, which are both volumizing and collagen stimulating in their own ways. They have been used to treat volume loss in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and other areas of the face for a more youthful appearance. These injectables are known to provide great results in more localized areas, but when diluted with saline it makes the product more easily spreadable and able to treat larger areas. This is called Hyperdilute Radiesse or Sculptra. They can then be used to treat horizontal neck lines and fine crepey skin on the neck and chest to soften the skin in these areas.
What Can I Expect with These Treatments?
At the time of consultation your provider will discuss what product will be used, some injectors prefer one product over the other. Results of collagen remodeling take time, so following treatment it can take up to 4 weeks to see results. The peak of improvement is best around the 4-month mark and can last up to 9 months. 1 syringe is typically needed for the neck and 1 for the chest area. More than one treatment may be necessary depending on the area and severity, which your provider will discuss with you at the time of consultation. A cannula is used during the treatment, therefore reducing symptoms of bruising.
The UFP Aesthetics Difference
Utah Facial Plastics is the premier facial plastics & aesthetics provider of the Intermountain West. Lead by our board-certified facial plastics surgeons, aesthetic nurses and master estheticians, we are able to provide comprehensive facial and neck rejuvenation treatments from skin care all the way up to surgery. We offer high-class experience, talent, and safety that provides a place for our patient’s self-care maintenance and needs. Schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled nurse injectors to see how hyperdilute Radiesse and Sculptra can benefit you. If it’s not the right treatment, we will find one that is! Easily book a consultation online or call 801-776-2220 to schedule in our Layton or Draper, UT offices.