Facial fillers combat signs of aging by reducing lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure, pollutants and animation. Face lifts have traditionally been known as the go-to surgical procedure to eliminate wrinkles and creases, but dermal fillers are a cheaper alternative that can produce similar results.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Some people confuse Botox with facial fillers. Botox is not a facial filler. Rather, it is a toxin that relaxes facial muscles and prevents contractions, which staves off wrinkles and creases.

Unlike Botox, dermal fillers are natural or synthetic products that are composed of either collagen-like materials or hyaluronic acid. They are non-carcinogenic, FDA-approved, and are classified based on their origin and the duration of their effects. Fillers are mainly used to correct signs of aging. They can also successfully treat acne and surgery scars.

Choosing the Right Filler

At Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, we understand that choosing the right dermal filler can be a difficult decision and choosing the “right” filler can be a difficult one. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the process and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice. Whether you’re looking for a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that lasts three to six months or one that lasts up to a year, our expert clinical team can help you find the perfect option for you. Give us a call, schedule your complimentary consultation today!