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Dermal Fillers in Franklin TN

 

There are numerous changes that occur in the face during aging. The most important is volume loss due to bone resorption, volume loss due to fat atrophy and Osseo cutaneous ligament laxity apart from changes in the skin. Our body loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as we age.

Dermal fillers are products used to help with volume loss due to aging. There are numerous dermal fillers but we use HA products mainly as they are reversible.

Dermal fillers are classified into the following types

  1. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers- Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Revanesse Versa
  2. Calcium HydroxylApetite (CaHA) filler – Radiesse
  3. Poly-L lactic acid filler (PLLA) – Sculptra
  4. PolyMethylMethAcrylate(PMMA) filler- Bellafil
  5. Autologous fat
  6. Silicone injections

There are numerous HA fillers from different companies. Filler Rheology (study of the flow of matter primarily in the liquid state) is used to determine the type of filler.  A few decisions have to be made by the doctor and the patient together. Volume, cost, duration of action, G’,G”(G prime and G double prime) are taken into account before selecting a filler for the patient.

 

The following areas can be treated

  1. Frown line, crows feet,
  2. Tear troughs or cheek troughs
  3. Lift and enhance cheek
  4. Nasolabial folds
  5. Marionette lines
  6. Smooth vertical lip lines
  7. Lip plumping and defining the vermilion border
  8. Temples
  9. Smooth chin wrinkle
  10. Jaw shaping
  11. Filling in atrophic acne scars
  12. Rejuvenate hands
  13. Nose
  14. Ear lobes
  15. Glabellar lines