Dermal Fillers: San Francisco Aesthetics
Restylane® and Juvederm injections are safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler treatments made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body.
Fillers for Wrinkles
The number of cells in our skin reduces over the years. As cell reproduction slows, less collagen is produced. These changes make skin less elastic and less able to recover from repeated stretching, scrunching and folding that occurs while making expressions or even sleeping. Unable to rebound, skin begins to wrinkle and sag.
In addition, as we get older the cells that make up our skin become thinner and less able to hold moisture giving our skin a drier, more crackled appearance. Fat cells beneath the skin reduce in size and cause the skin to wrinkle and sag even more.
Restylane® and Juvederm injections act as a cosmetic dermal filler to return moisture and fullness to the skin, making them an ideal solution for treating wrinkles and adding volume.
The hyaluronic acid in the injectable filler restores volume to the skin to correct facial lines and folds. View pictures of patients before and after Restylane and Juvederm treatments to see how cosmetic dermal fillers can reduce eye bags, eliminate laugh lines (from your nose to the corners of your mouth) and smooth sagging jowls.
Restylane® and Juvederm maintain their shape using the body’s own moisture. The hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic or “water loving”, meaning it pulls moisture from your body to the skin.
As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide lasting results.
The risks of injectable fillers are minimal and serious reactions are rare. The process of receiving dermal filler injections causes only minor discomfort. Dr. Tsai uses the most up to date techniques to minimize discomfort during your treatment.
After treatment some people experience some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear.
Restylane and Juvederm injections can be used in conjunction with other anti-aging skin treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL or “Photofacial”) skin rejuvenation, Botox injections, or Neocutis skin care products. You should not have Restylane® or Juvederm injections if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years old.
Treatments for Eye Bags and Dark Circles
Dark circle under the eyes make people appear tired and older. By filling the hollows with Restylane and Juvederm injections, people appear refreshed and younger.
Often dark circles and under eye bags can be treated successfully using cosmetic dermal fillers. These soft tissue enhancers work to fill the hollow areas at the perimeter of the bag, creating a more even surface.
Frequently, people prefer cosmetic dermal fillers over surgery or fat grafting because of the minimal downtime, natural appearance, relative cost, and reversibility. The elimination of eye bags using cosmetic fillers is virtually painless and recovery is minimal. In most cases, patients have minimal bruising that is easily covered with concealer.
When treating patients with eye bags, Dr. Tsai may choose to use one of or a combination of the FDA approved cosmetic fillers Juvederm or Restylane. Juvederm, a gel from the creators of BOTOX, is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
Dr. Jeannie Tsai
Dr. Tsai is an expert in administering cosmetic dermal filler injections of Restylane® and Juvederm in both women and men. Her process focuses on complementing the natural structure of your face, while minimizing any pain associated with Restylane® or Juvederm injections.
In addition, Dr Tsai has extensive experience supplementing dermal fillers with Botox injections to give clients the optimal results and fullest benefit from available non-surgical wrinkle treatments.
Contact Dr. Tsai to find out these treatments can give you a younger, more beautiful appearance.