Injectable Skin Fillers
The introduction of injectable skin fillers has dramatically increased the number of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments.
While surgery remains the best way to achieve long-lasting results, soft tissue skin fillers can accomplish significant improvement in
patients of any age. San Francisco area patients who come to our practice for hyaluronic acid and other skin fillers report improvement
in the following areas:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Increase in tissue volume (as in lip augmentation)
- Skin contour improvement in areas of acne scarring
Each of the skin fillers offered at our practice has certain advantages over the others, and, often, a combination therapy may yield the best results. It is important to remember that no filler is permanent; to maintain your results, you will eventually need to repeat treatment.
The staff at our facility near San Francisco is often asked about the differences between BOTOX® Cosmetic and skin fillers such as hyaluronic acid. The main difference is the basic function of each treatment. Skin fillers are substances designed to add volume and remove wrinkles by plumping up the target area. BOTOX® Cosmetic, however, blocks nerve transmission to muscles, thus temporarily paralyzing the area treated. Continue reading to learn more about hyaluronic acid and other injectable skin fillers offered by Dr. Behmand.