Filler Injection Options in the Los Angeles Area
About Filler Injection
The use of injectable skin filler has drastically altered the options available to individuals who wish to treat the effects of age, gravity and time on their face. For individuals that do not wish to have surgical procedures, injectable skin filler may offer significant results using minimally invasive techniques.
There are several different types of injectable skin fillers available for treatment. They range from treatment options that offer short term benefits to those that can provide long lasting, even permanent, results. At the consultation appointment the physician will establish an individualized treatment plan that is best suited for your specific needs and skin conditions. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like more information regarding various filler injection options, please contact us for an appointment.
During a filler injection treatment the filler agent is introduced into the skin by the use of a fine gauge needle. Typically, it is injected along the line of the wrinkle until the desired result is achieved. After the injection is complete, the treated area is then massaged until the result is a smoother surface area.
Most common non-hyaluronic acid fillers offered
(polymethylethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in bovine collagen)
Typically this form of wrinkle filler offers long term treatment results. The microspheres offer long term support for the skin because they are not absorbed by the body, as like other forms of fillers.
This is one of the oldest forms of filler treatment. Due to the fact that this filler is derived from cows it can cause an allergic reaction in some people. It is important that a skin test is done prior to any treatments to ensure that there are no allergic reactions.
This filler is made of microspheres that are made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. This treatment usually offers long term correction.
This is when fat from the patient is removed from a selected area and is then injected as a filler. This is one of the safest forms of fillers, due to the fact that the filler comes directly from the patient’s own body.
Most common hylauronic acid based fillers offered
This is a non-animal derived form of hylauronic acid. This is a great option for individuals that tend to have allergic reactions to other forms of treatments.
This filler offers all the benefits of a hylauronic acid, but is also frequently used for lip augmentation.
This filler is made from biodegradable hyaluronic acid.
If you would like to learn more about what form of filler injection is best for you, please contact Epione of Los Angeles to schedule a private consultation.