Facial Fillers: Makeup Free Contouring for Lafayette Patients

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Makeup contouring for flawless skin and sculpted cheekbones was once left to Photoshop and professional makeup artists.  It was only found gracing the glossy pages of magazines on the faces of models and celebrities.  Of course, all of that is a thing of the past now.  Never before have women felt more pressure to look flawless, while still placing importance on appearing natural.  In other words, look great without looking like you tried too hard.

How is such a thing possible?  Well, you could invest countless hours and dollars in expensive makeup and contouring tutorials.  But, those results are scrubbed away every night and must be painstakingly reapplied every morning.  Don’t feel like doing your makeup, or plan on spending the day at the pool?  No problem.  Except you’ll have to sacrifice your much desired look for the sake of convenience. 

Fortunately, makeup isn’t the only option.  Your dermatologist can help you get the sculpted cheekbones, jawline, and full lips that you want.  Best of all, it won’t wash away.  The following are a few of the most popular fillers available for facial contouring.

Juvederm as a Lip Filler

Juvederm comes in many formulations and is a popular selection among physicians and patients.  With its use of hyaluronic acid (HA), it helps restore the lost volume and elasticity that occurs naturally throughout the aging process.   This, of course, makes it an ideal option for cheek volume and enhancement.  However, unlike many of its competitors, Juvederm also offers specific formulations (Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella) for lip augmentation.   Whether lips are naturally thin or have lost volume over time, these fillers can help, having shown to give patients a satisfaction rate of over 75% even one year after their treatment.

Radiesse for Facial Volume

Radiesse is a great filler option for adding volume back into facial areas that commonly develop lines and volume loss with age.  Some areas best suited for its plumping capabilities include the “parentheses” around the mouth, lines and folds around the jaw or chin, and even the hands.  Results are both immediate and long-lasting as Radiesse helps stimulate the body’s own collagen production.

Sculptra for Cheek Enhancement

For long-term volume enhancement and lift of large areas such as the cheeks, Sculptra takes the prize.  Quick and short-term plumping isn’t what you’ll find here.  Instead, Sculptra works over a course of multiple treatments performed in a span of 3-4 months.  Gradually, it helps your body restore some of its own, natural collagen production.  Once results are achieved, patients tend to maintain them for years.  Studies have shown that 80% of Sculptra patients remain satisfied with their appearance over two years later.

Kybella for Jawline Sculpting

While not technically a filler, we would be remiss to discuss injectables for facial contouring without mentioning this game changer.  A fairly new player in the world of aesthetic injectable treatments, Kybella has revolutionized the way we address submental fullness (double chin).  In the past, fillers or facial relaxers may have been used to help camouflage the appearance of excess fat around the jaw and chin.  In some cases, patients even relied on surgical intervention.  Now, Kybella offers the first and only FDA approved injectable for permanently dissolving this area of fat, breaking it down with synthetic deoxycholic acid.  The results are permanent and satisfying, with 79% patients reporting happiness with their new appearance following their final treatments.

If you are ready to look your best both with and without makeup, consider the possibility of facial fillers for ultimate contouring. The Dermasurgery Center dermatologists are skilled in the application of the above options and more, helping you look more youthful while remaining natural.