Laser Skin Resurfacing Torrance
The appearance of facial aging is also due to drooping and deflation. Drooping occurs from the effects of gravity over a lifetime, drawing the facial features such as skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat inferiorly. Deflation occurs from volume loss as collagen is decreased, fat becomes atrophied, and fluid turgor is decreased. Drooping and deflation leads to signs of facial aging such as prominent nasolabial folds (folds from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines (vertical lines below the mouth corners to the chin), nasojugal grooves (groove from the inner corner of the eye to the cheek), among others.
Fillers are gels that are injected into the facial tissue to smooth deeper, static wrinkles, folds, and grooves. Fillers add volume back to the deflated face which give the face a smoother look and restore youthful contours to the skin. There are many fillers on the market, but we prefer fillers such as Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane which are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which naturally occurs in the human body particularly in skin and cartilage. Natural HA provides volume and fullness to the skin, acts as a cushioning agent, and delivers nutrients.
Fillers such as Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane work well on the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. They can fill out the contour deformity of the lower lids. They can bring back the youthful curve to the apple of the cheek. We also use these fillers to augment thin lips. These fillers also work well on deep, static wrinkles that Botox alone may not fully soften. Botox smoothes the dynamic component of a wrinkle while Fillers smoothes out the static component of a wrinkle.
Dr Dresner and Dr Erb perform the injections themselves. The procedure takes 15 minutes. We numb the area with anesthetic cream or injection of anesthesia. A tiny needle is used. Risks include swelling and bruising. The effects of last for about 6 to 12 months.
Fillers fills the grooves and wrinkles and add volume back to the deflated face which give the face a smoother look and restore youthful contours to the eyelids, lips and face. These fillers can also be used to fill in the sunken appearance after over-corrected blepharoplasty surgery.
Our skin care services also include advanced products from SkinCeuticals. These provide cosmetic facial improvements that are backed by science and academic studies. They include Retinol 1.0, Retinol 0.5, Serium 10 AOX, Sheer Physical UV SPF 50, Phyto+ 30, Physical Fusion SPF 50/Tinted, Hydrating B-5 Gel, Phlorentin CF, CE Ferulic, Epidermal Cream, AGE Eye Complex, AGE Interrupter, and AOX EYE GEL.