We may not be able to turn back the clock on aging but that doesn’t mean we have to live with hollow cheeks, sagging jowls, and other signs of getting older. Facial fillers can replace the skin’s volume and help you look your best.
At the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts’ offices in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Peter Karlsberg and his physician’s assistant Michele Ayans combine art and science to provide the best possible outcome. Whether you have a medical issue like skin cancer or are looking for high-quality cosmetic dermatological care like facial fillers, body contouring, and more, we listen to your goals and create a personalized plan just for you.
Skin and aging
As we age, natural changes occur, such as a decrease in the production of collagen by the body. This protein provides volume and fullness, so the result can make you look older than you feel. The good news is these issues can be addressed with a variety of facial fillers. These procedures have a number of benefits including:
They help enhance natural beauty and youthfulness
If you’re suffering from signs of aging like sunken cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and/or sagging jowls, facial fillers can assist in restoring your facial volume, filling out wrinkles, and smoothing the skin. They can also help address issues like thin lips and lip lines.
There are numerous types of facial fillers available, so you can use the right treatment in the right location
Facial fillers are made from different substances designed to address certain cosmetic issues. JUVÉDERM® is one widely-used brand that employs hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring and already in the skin. Restylane® products similarly use hyaluronic acid for a variety of natural-looking treatments. Both have a wide range of products to meet every individual’s needs.
They are comfortable and convenient
Many people may worry getting a facial filler could be painful or time-consuming, but that is not true. Rather than using a needle to inject the substance, Dr. Karlsberg uses microcannulas, which are more comfortable and minimize bruising. The procedure typically takes an hour or less.
There is no down time and results are immediate
Unlike more invasive procedures that take time to see an improvement in appearance, facial fillers provide the initial results immediately and the full effect appears within a matter of days. Since it is not a surgical procedure, there is no downtime and you can return to your normal routine.
Results are long lasting
While the length of time of the results depends on factors like the kind of dermal filler used, the area treated, and the individual, natural fillers can last for 6 to 18 months, and some synthetic fillers up to several years.