WHAT ARE HYALURONIC ACIDS? Dr. Kris Reddy FACS, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and West Palm DERMAL Fillers expert, advises the proper selection and use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. The most commonly used dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers such as juvederm, restylane, and perlane.
Made of a substance called hyaluronic acid ( a natural and very important part of skin structure), these dermal fillers primarily aim to replace natural hyaluronic acid that diminishes with age - or was insufficient to begin with, as is the case with thin lips. Recent advances in technology have made it possible to recreate hyaluronic acid in a lab and stabilize it to make it more long lasting.
HYALURONIC ACIDS: HOW DO THEY WORK Hyaluronic acid is an integral support molecule for proteins such as collagen and elastin to help keep our skin looking young. As we age and decreased hydration occurs, we lose vital hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. Environmental exposures also contribute to the loss of these important skin structures, such as sun, smoking and pollution. As a result of this process, we develop wrinkles, lines, and skin which has lost much of its bounce-back and firmness.
Replacing hyaluronic acid creates volume in your face, giving it a healthy, youthful appearance. HAs are injected directly into areas where the body’s support structures have been weakened, depressions can be raised to the level of surrounding skin. This smoothes and minimizes facial lines and skin folds. In addition, skin texture is improved and has a softer and more even tone. For thin lips or lip augmentation, hyaluronic acids are the filler of choice.
Radiesse By recognizing volume loss as the hallmark of the aging face, newer stimulatory fillers such as Radiesse is enabling practitioners to do more than just fill discrete wrinkles or plump up lips. Radiesse is a rather unique product used to fill deeper folds in your skin. Because of it's components and duration, Radiesse ( previously known as Radiance ) is technically an implant as opposed to a "wrinkle filler".
The tiny microspheres, made of calcium hydroxylapatite, provide a scaffolding into which your body's own collagen can grow and maintain the material in place. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a natural constituent of bone so you will not need allergy testing. Radiesse is a safe, effective and filler of choice where larger volume is required. It is extremely popular both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration.
About Kris M. Reddy, MD FACS For over 30 years as a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Reddy, a widely respected plastic surgeon in Palm Beach County, Florida, has been highly honored throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Kris Reddy is the only board certified plastic surgeon to be a Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS) in South Florida. Dr. Reddy is also a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. During his 30 years practicing in South Florida, Dr. Reddy has continually received high ratings and great reviews from his patients. For more information about the Blepharoplasty and Dr. Kris Reddy, visit www.DrKrisReddy.com or call (561) 304-0001. Dr. Reddy offers free, private consultations.