We’ve come a long way since the days of collagen fillers. We’ve gone from having one tool, a pencil perhaps, to do only sketches. Now, we have a full palette of colors and brushes that allow us to use different brush strokes to create true works of art.
Milford, PA (PRWEB) January 18, 2017
Cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn., Dr. Richard Buckley was awarded the 2016 Galderma Presidential Associate Award for leading trends in aesthetic injectables. There’s good reason that cosmetic filler injections targeting patients’ biggest aging concerns—from lines and wrinkles to volume loss—are a favorite nonsurgical cosmetic option among women and men. Today’s improved formulations of hyaluronic acid and other fillers have resulted in longer lasting, more targeted products that can, in the span of a lunchtime office visit, rejuvenate aging patients’ faces.
“Gone are the days when the only thing we had to offer patients were collagen fillers. Bovine collagen products have long been off the market; yet, many patients still ask for these fillers by name,” says Dr. Buckley. “The older collagen fillers didn’t last long, at most, three to five months before patients would need touchup injections. And some patients had allergies to the fillers. All that has changed. Some of today’s fillers last a year or more and skin allergies to hyaluronic acid fillers are rarely an issue.”
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that injectables, including hyaluronic acid, or HA, fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Voluma, and Belotero, saw a 21 percent increase in popularity from 2014 to 2015. “Hyaluronic acid fillers have taken over. HA fillers are phenomenal. We have hyaluronic sugar in our skin anyway, so that’s a natural substance,” Dr. Buckley says. “The sugar in our skin goes down naturally with time. Synthetically made hyaluronic acid is a safe, effective replacement for natural hyaluronic acid.”
Dr. Buckley says he uses the spectrum of fillers daily in practice. Some of the big-name filler families, such as Restylane and Juvederm, offer a spectrum of options, each tailored to a specific cosmetic result. For example, Restylane fillers include Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft and Restylane L, which stands for lidocaine, plus two brand new entries: Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Juvederm’s fillers include Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra plus XC, and Juvederm Voluma XC. The XC stands for lidocaine for comfort.
“The more robust fillers on the spectrum are injected more deeply to help build volume, such as around the cheekbones, or fill the deep lines and creases of the face. Some of these fillers are lighter weight and work nicely to diminish surface lines, crow’s feet, acne scars and more. Galderma just received FDA-approval for two very fine hyaluronic acid fillers, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne,” Dr. Buckley says.
Still other fillers in cosmetic surgeons’ toolbox include Perlane that replaces lost volume and smooths moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the nasolabial folds, which are the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Perlane has new FDA indication and has been renamed to Restylane Lyft. There’s also Sculptra, which is technically not a filler, though it’s classified as a semi-permanent filler. Scuptra’s poly-l-lactic acid particles have been shown to stimulate the body to make its own natural collagen. It’s long lasting, on the order of years, but results take longer to notice, according to Dr. Buckley. “And yet there are many more fillers in the pipeline, attempting to garner FDA approval,” Dr. Buckley says.
“We’ve come a long way since the days of collagen fillers. We’ve gone from having one tool, a pencil perhaps, to do only sketches. Now, we have a full palette of colors and brushes that allow us to use different brush strokes to create true works of art.”
The MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers state-of-the-art highly specialized procedures in laser and cosmetic surgery and aesthetic skin care. In addition to its AAAHC accredited surgical center and extensive laser surgery capabilities, MilfordMD offers physician designed skin care products for home use. Milford Pennsylvania’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is sought out by patients from around the world for expertise and innovation in cosmetic treatments performed by Richard E. Buckley, M.D. and Marina Buckley, M.D.
MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is located at 303 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337. Tel: (800) 664-1528. For real patient video testimonials, visit our MilfordMD YouTube channel.