Dr. Annie Gonzalez, Dermatologist with Sunset Dermatology, explains absorbable threads are made of a suture material that they use for other types of surgery, even cardiovascular surgery. "These fine threads are injected under the skin and they're used to lift the specific areas depending on where we injected." She highlights it is very good for sagging skin that does need a very subtle lift to look very natural.
Dr. Annie Gonzalez, Dermatologist with Sunset Dermatology, says some very deep resurfacing lasers, like a CO2 and erbium laser, can help tighten the skin and it can help you diminish a lot of the wrinkles, but it is not going to address volume loss, which a filler will. There are peels, superficial peels, and deeper peels. She recommends being careful with the appliance, because it depends on the skin type of the patient.
Dr. Annie Gonzalez, Dermatologist with Sunset Dermatology, explains the sources of dermal fillers are not human, some of these fillers are completely biocompatible, which means that they usually don't cause any allergic reaction when injected. Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyalkylimide, and Polylactic Acid are some of the types of dermal fillers. They will help to plump thin lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and reconstruct contour deformities in the face.
Dr. Annie Gonzalez, Dermatologist with Sunset Dermatology, says dermal fillers work extremely well. "A lot of times we combine different filters in order to achieve the ideal result for the patient. It is ideal for that patient that does have wrinkles and we want to soften these wrinkles; if we want to improve contours also it is great to achieve symmetry." She says instant gratification is for patients that need to go to a special event, like a wedding, but there are other types of fillers, like polylactic acid, that would obviously take a little bit longer to build that collagen.
Dermal Fillers can be used to enhance shallow contours, plump thin lips, reconstruct contour deformities in the face, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids. About plumping the lips, Dr. Annie Gonzalez, Dermatologist with Sunset Dermatology, says it is also very generational. "I have the 20 and 30 year olds that just want bigger lips, it's not that necessarily their lips are getting thinner due to aging, but they just want bigger lips, and a lot of it has to do with social media."