A bounty of benefits from biocompatible, skin-smoothing, and firming dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are a great fit with the suite of services and fundamental principles that have built Alchemy Wellness of Central Austin, Texas, into the esteemed and distinctive healing center it is today! The fillers carefully selected by Dr. Saima Jehangir are fully biocompatible. That means they are designed to “get along well” with natural, biological tissues. They do not present risks of adverse reactions or effects; allergy testing is not required because they are formulated with a non-animal-based form of hyaluronic acid.
HA-based fillers are among the most popular types of injectable cosmetic treatment. HA is naturally produced by the body. In the skin, it has many lubricating and moisturizing properties. So, it supports the youthful softness and radiance of our skin. As with other beneficial, naturally occurring substances (like collagen), our body produces less HA with age. Fortunately, our skilled professionals can replenish this water-loving molecule back into areas of the face that have sustained the effects of aging, UV, and environmental damage. These effects may show up on our skin as:
- Sunken, hollow, or depressed areas
- Poor definition
- Laxity or sagging
- Thin tissues (such as “deflated” lips)
Our fillers of choice include Juvéderm® and Restylane®. They are actually a family of dermal filler products. The specific type of product recommended for you depends on the area to be treated and the severity or extent of your cosmetic concern.
A bounty of benefits
Both are HA-based fillers. Due to their unique properties, they bind to water to become a viscous gel. In our injectors’ skillful hands, these solutions are precisely applied to areas such as the folds around the mouth and nose or the apples of the cheeks. As they are applied, the targeted site plumps up like a cushion. This plumping action has the added effect of softening folds and wrinkles. You get a smoother, more youthful, and attractive surface and appearance!
Patients appreciate that these fillers are generally tolerated well with either a built-in anesthetic or other topical for utmost comfort. The injections can be made quickly and completed as a true “lunchtime” procedure. You can essentially get back to your busy schedule and active life without any downtime.
When in our trusted and experienced hands, these treatments are also very safe. Any side effects are usually mild and resolve within a few days post-treatment. The natural-looking results from treatment can vary in their duration, with some Juvéderm® and Restylane® fillers lasting for up to 24 months and 18 months, respectively.
We look forward to discussing options to restore your well-being through your skin, including safe and natural fillers, during a consultation at our office in Central Austin, TX. Call (512) 960-3622 to reach the Alchemy Wellness team today.