Dermal Fillers: A Non-Surgical Revolution in Cosmetics

Many celebrities that have been in the spotlight for decades, like Angelina Jolie, seem to have kept their youthful appearance in tact. Have you ever wondered why? I have heard too many people say that, “they have access to the best surgeons and skin care”. Let me be the first one to tell you – there are no secret underground skin care products or special surgeries that we ‘the non-celebs’ are not privy to. The world of beauty is open to the public and every treatment that celebrities have received are also available to you. So what kinds of treatments are celebrities getting? Celebrities have received everything from Botox to laser treatments, and yes, some of them have even had a few nips and tucks. But the most popular cosmetic treatment for all celebrities both young and old, are dermal fillers.

There are many dermal filler products on the market, but the most widely used, number one doctor recommended line of products are made by the company Juvederm owned by Allergan, the world leader in aesthetic medicine. Juvederm has developed several dermal fillers from a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid – a natural sugar found in our bodies that greatly contributes to a youthful appearance. The Juvederm product family includes Volift, Volbella, Voluma, Ultra and Ultra Plus XC. Each product was developed for one or more purposes/areas of the face. For example, Volbella was developed for the lips, as its texture and consistency is softer and more spreadable.

Dermal fillers can restore volume to areas of the face that have deflated, re-hydrate the skin with hyaluronic acid, and re-contour areas by lifting sagging skin. Dermal fillers will instantly smooth facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, smoker’s lines and deep frown lines. Dermal fillers can also be used to create new contours of the face that were never there to begin with. Celebrities of young Hollywood like Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox have used dermal fillers to plump their lips, enhance their cheek bones and contour their nose. Majority of the time, when you think that a young celeb has had plastic surgery to change their face – unless it’s a clear-cut nose job – 9 times out of 10 it is the result of dermal fillers.

The procedure is quick, easy and painless and can be done over a lunch hour. A trained medical professional who understands the contours of the face will carefully inject dermal filler into the areas where volume has been lost, or where enhancement is desired. The cost ranges depending on the area/areas being treated. Keep in mind that most clinics charge per syringe and not per area. To put that into perspective, one syringe is equivalent to a quarter of a tablespoon – so not a lot. The advantage of the small amount of filler in each syringe is that a medical professional can customize the treatment to the result you want to see. Your face won’t suddenly become overly enhanced with a single syringe. The results are instant, so it is easy to monitor how much dermal filler you would like to have. Achieving a natural looking result that you will be happy with is more likely then not, so don’t worry; those individuals with overly enhanced features are a result of that individual’s preference.

Dermal fillers are no secret celebrity-only treatment, but are definitely a miracle treatment in the world of aesthetic medicine. The miracle of dermal fillers are that they can smooth wrinkles, add volume, enhance features and lift sagging skin without any of the risks that come with plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgeries such as the mini-facelift can lift sagging skin and smooth out wrinkles, but the recovery is tremendous and so are the risks; moreover, the results cannot add volume and enhance facial features like dermal fillers. Whether it is your lips, facial wrinkles, under eye circles, cheeks or chin, dermal fillers are the safest, most effective way to refresh and rejuvenate your look.

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