Of the signs and aesthetic changes of aging on your face, some of the most troublesome are lines, wrinkles, and creases that form. Along with appearing in different areas of the face, each type of wrinkles and lines seem to respond better to some treatment options than others.
Dermal fillers have been safely used for many years to smooth lines and wrinkles by increasing volume from beneath the skin. Although the results from most of these fillers are temporary and require follow-up treatments, the continued advancements in formulation and technologies have led to even better and longer-lasting results.
There are many types of dermal fillers available. Some, like BOTOX®, work by temporarily blocking the muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles. Although these types, considered neurotoxins, have been safely used with great results for years, many people prefer a more natural solution.
Other fillers, such as those that use hyaluronic acid and collagen, increase volume by boosting your body’s natural production of those molecules. These fillers give great results but last a relatively short amount of time. And if too much is used, it can lead to an unnatural appearance.
A newer filler, Renuva®, works similarly by using the benefit of the body’s production of volumizing molecules and cells. However, Renuva® restores volume by boosting your body’s production of fat cells in specific areas of the face.
The matrix formula of collagen, proteins, and purified fat cells is injected below the skin’s surface. This gives your body the best combination to increase volume while appearing natural. Renuva® is best for areas that naturally have fat cells to give your skin volume and tightness.
Renuva® also differs from other fillers by how long it lasts. Where other options may last up to a year, the formula of Renuva® is slowly replaced with naturally produced fat. The results have been seen for up to 2 years.