Facial rejuvenation can be achieved through many different procedures and forms of treatment. In the past, this type of change was only possible through a select few procedures, such as skin resurfacing with lasers and peels, as well as soft tissue repositioning.
With the latest medical innovations and techniques available today, treatment has expanded tremendously, giving patients and surgeons the ability to make a change in the best manner possible.
Should you choose dermal fillers to enhance appearance or fat grafting? Some of the answer may be found in the following information:
Dermal fillers require little to no down time after administration, often known for their quick enhancing capabilities and and appearance altering changes. Using hyaluronic acid, found naturally within the skin, collagen growth is stimulated for future changes as well. Hyaluronic acid can be found in Juvederm Voluma, Restylane and Prevelle Silk.
Filler results are often thought to last for up to two years, but with repeated treatment this can be prolonged.
On the other hand something such as polymer of lactic acid (found in fillers such as Sculptra), can also make a difference. This form of filler acts as an inflammatory material, creating guided tissue volume over time.
Fat grafting is another type of filler material, uses to restore volume. By harvesting fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, fat can then be administered to the face, filling in hollow areas or plumping cheekbones and lips. Unlike fillers, fat from the patient’s body is used during this procedure, creating an effective, endless supply. It has also been found that peripheral stem cells can have a great effect on cellular differentiation, leading to improved tissue quality.
If you’re having trouble choosing between the two different types of change, keep the following three tips in mind:
- Do your research: You won’t be capable of making a choice if you’re unsure of what each outcome entails. Take some time to research each kind of filler or technique for fat grafting. With knowledge, both you and your surgeon can reach the best decision possible.
- Know what your desired outcome is: How much do you want to change or enhance your appearance? Having an idea in mind of your ultimate outcome is essential, as it may point to the best form of treatment possible.
- Take your time: This isn’t a decision that must be made overnight. Take the time and devote the energy to deciding which is best for you on your terms and your timeline.
Rest assured that the ultimate decision is yours to make based on your ultimate desires..