WHAT’S HAPPENING UNDER THE SKIN?

What's Happening Under the Skin in Pasadena, CA | SkinFX Medical Spa

With today’s modern cosmetic treatments, it’s possible to change the contours of the face, to rejuvenate the skin and to create a whole new look to counter some of the effects of aging.

In fact, most people have known this for a while, but unless you do some research, you might not know about some of the biggest and best advances in this type of medicine.

For instance, in pop culture, some types of cosmetic treatment seem to get a bad name or bad reputation. Not everyone understands the sophistication of different kinds of injectable fillers, and calls all of them ‘Botox,’ sometimes in a pejorative way. That’s a kind of reductive way to talk about a type of treatment that is quickly evolving. 

So let’s talk a little bit about how these types of procedures have evolved to help people feel better about themselves and their bodies.

Early Fillers

Some of the earliest dermal fillers were simply made to be injected into areas of the face to firm up the tissue underneath the skin. Many of these were made with natural substances that were seen to dissolve over time, so that the effects were somewhat temporary. However, scientists were learning about what worked with subdermal injections. 

Dynamic and Synthetic Fillers

Newer types of fillers are made to stay in place longer and deal with wrinkles around dynamic areas of the face – where facial expressions have created wrinkles and grooves in the skin. They represent some exciting new science that our doctors can explain in consultation – that give patients more choice in cosmetic treatment. 

Collagen Enhancement

Other aspects of dermal filler procedures work on the principle of understanding how a substance called collagen works under the skin. The collagen can change facial features by a cellular process underneath that creates firmer contours and can help to eliminate wrinkles and folds in the skin.

This has paved the way for even more innovative cosmetic surgery treatments that we can advise about at our state-of-the-art treatment center.

FDA Approvals

Throughout all of this, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has been approving more dermal fillers for more different kinds of uses, including, for example, nasolabial folds and lip filler injections. Take a look at everything on the site and how it can help you to make your way through to the right solutions for you!

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