Cosmetic Surgery – The Latest and Greatest Dermal Fillers

Recently, a wide variety of dermal fillers have hit the market in conjunction with the rise of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Such procedures and these new products allow for the creation of a youthful look without the pain and recovery time that has typically been associated with plastic surgery. Here is a look at some of the newest and most effective dermal fillers.

Hyaluronic acid-based filler

Reflation is an injectable cosmetics procedure that was refined in Canada. Hyaluronic acid-based filler is injected beneath the dermal layer. This dermal filler lays on the surface of the facial bones and acts as a support for the facial skin. The filler is particularly useful for padding out the skin under the eyes, the area surrounding the nasolabial folds, the cheeks and the temples. This procedure can be carried out in three sessions and the filler lasts for about six months.

Dermal fillers to soften the nose

When dermal fillers are injected into the tip, cartilage or bone they offer a layer of padding that softens an aging nose. A one-millimeter layer of dermal filler can make a vast difference and it takes around thirty minutes to complete the process.

Belotero Balance

Dermal fillers are injected into the roll of skin that surrounds the lips. Belotero Balance is used to fill the deep nasolabial folds and the FDA has approved this filler. Unlike other dermal fillers Belotero Balance can be used to fill superficial lines. The facial lines plump up immediately and the results last up to nine months. Unfortunately this cosmetics procedure may cause bruising that lasts for five to ten days.

Carboxy

Carbon dioxide therapy or Carboxy is a form of plastic surgery. A minuscule needle is fastened to a tank containing the gas and tiny puffs of carbon dioxide are injected into the skin that surrounds the eyes. This process helps to treat dark circles by reducing the blue tinge and improving the capillary network. The procedure has also been used to treat lower lids that have gone baggy. Six twenty-minute sessions will bring the best results and the effects last for up to one year.

Voluma

This dermal filler is not yet FDA approved yet it is gaining popularity. Those who practice cosmetic dermatology have expressed their enthusiasm for this particular filler. This is one of those injectable cosmetics that are put under the layer of muscle. The dermal filler is then gently massaged until it forms into the right shape. People who have always wanted to have defined cheekbones or a stronger chin or jaw line used to have to resort to plastic surgery but this dermal filler does the same job. Voluma can be injected and positioned within fifteen minutes and the effects last for up to eighteen months.

Fat Grafting

This is a cosmetics process that is carried out by a physician who is experienced in plastic surgery. The surgeon gathers the fat cells from the patients belly, knees and thighs and those cells are then used to create larger breasts. On average this procedure takes up to two hours to complete. Those who practice cosmetic dermatology say that fat is far softer than dermal fillers and injecting fat can make the thinner skin surrounding the eyes look bright. Recent research seems to show that fat stem cells encourage elastin and collagen production. It takes around ninety minutes to inject the soft fat into the lower eyelids. If the surgeon injects the area around the eye too many times then complications may arise.

LIPO-102

This is a cosmetics procedure that is used to melt away body fat. LIPO-102 is injected via a tiny needle into the area surrounding the navel. The substance activates the tissue metabolism and reduces the fat. A recent study found that some people lost around an inch after just eight sessions. The skin surrounding the navel is injected about twenty times during each session. LIPO-102 has yet to be approved by the FDA.