There comes a time in each of our lives where it seems that our age has gotten the best of us. While we may feel young, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to fade, leaving wrinkles and folds that can add years to our face. Luckily, there are multiple solutions for patients looking to combat this form of aging.
The 2 most popular options offered at our practice are fillers and fat transfer. While each work to rejuvenate one’s appearance, there are differences between them that can help patients choose the best option for their needs.
Fillers tend to be more popular, as people are more familiar with them. Facial fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Belotero® are a great non-surgical option to help reduce the signs of aging. Unlike fat transfer, fillers are injectable gels that provide temporary results with minimal bruising and swelling. Local anesthesia is applied during the treatment and most patients return to their daily routine right after treatment.
Fat transfer is a more involved treatment. In order to undergo this procedure, fat must first be harvested from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or hips with liposuction. The harvested fat is then injected directly into your face to add volume and structure. Because the fat transfer uses the patients own fat it is non-allergenic and has the potential for longer, more natural-looking results. Another benefit of fat is the potential, but poorly understood, rejuvenative effect from stem cells.
With the lifting of stay-at-home orders, we will begin seeing patients at our practice on June 1. We've enhanced the culture of safety that we've always followed by adopting proactive infection-control measures designed to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. These include frequently disinfecting offices and surfaces, limiting appointments to the patient only, and requiring everyone to wear masks that cover the nose and the mouth.
We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you!