Effective dermal filler treatment convenient for Irvine area residents

Through the years, many different types of products have entered the market as a dermal filler. The sheer array of products available to plump sunken areas and smooth lines and wrinkles can be overwhelming. It’s important to work with a trusted dermatological professional such as Dr. Arta Farshidi. Dr. Farshidi and her team at Arta Dermatology can examine your skin, assess your medical history, and discuss your goals for treatment to determine the best dermal filler for you.

Keep in mind that dermal fillers are generally designed to treat certain types of problems, such as age-related volume loss in the cheeks and signs of aging and habits such as smoking in the lower part of the face, which show up as smoker’s lines above the lips. This type of treatment may be combined with other procedures to achieve desirable results.

For instance, expression lines in the upper part of the face are generally treated with products such as Botox and Dysport. Unlike dermal fillers, these products work on the lines around the eyes or between the eyebrows by blocking the muscles responsible for the wrinkles from contracting. If your skin has seen a lot of sun and tanning beds, Dr. Farshidi may even recommend other types of therapies such as lasers and light-based options or chemical peels to remove brown spots and other damage.

Generally, dermal fillers are made from animal-derived substances such as collagen, synthetic substances, or the same types of molecules found naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of those natural products. Think of it as restoring the beneficial molecule that you typically have in abundance when you are younger. HA is what gives younger people that dewy glow. With time, the body produces less of this moisturizing substance. The result is dry, leathery, lackluster skin. By restoring HA, your skin can appear not only fresher and more radiant but wrinkles and lines appear less obvious.

HA based fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, and Juvéderm bind to water; the acid is a water-loving molecule. When this process occurs, the HA becomes a viscous gel. Once injected into treatment areas such as the nasolabial folds running along the sides of the nose and mouth, the area safely and gently plumps up. As the area becomes plumper, your lines and wrinkles are smoothed.

To discover the best dermal filler treatment plan for you in Irvine, call (949) 531-7111 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farshidi.


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