Plastic surgery has come a very long way since people first started seeking medical interventions to ease their cosmetic concerns. Tampa, FL has one of the largest concentrations of cosmetic surgeons as the pressure to look youthful and attractive is much higher in the sunshine state. People spend so much time in the sun- meaning everyone has sun kissed skin, but will also end up with inevitable damage. So many residents turn to local doctors to help correct the damage and signs of aging, but many patients are not ready to commit to the involvement and cost of invasive procedures. Newer non-invasive measures are gaining undeniable popularity in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles for those who do not wish to undergo certain plastic surgery procedures. 

Dermal Fillers are a Popular Alternative to Facelifts 

Dermal fillers are often called ‘liquid facelifts’ as they restore your youthful appearance and fullness to your face- they can also plump lips, reduce wrinkles and creases in the face, and enhance shallow contours. Patients experience many of the benefits of a face lift without the downtime and risks associated with those types of plastic surgery techniques.

The soft tissue fillers work by adding more volume and correcting problem areas. They fill in wrinkles and fine lines, and results are immediate. Patients also choose dermal fillers over traditional methods as they offer a much lower cost alternative to somewhat pricey surgeries. Dermal fillers are also frequently used in conjunction with other types of skin treatments to maximize results of certain procedures. This treatment is not permanent but the method can be repeated for maintenance of results. Recovery time is minimal, little or no down time is required after using this process. “These fillers are in really high demand because people want to maintain their youthful appearance without the major commitment or costs associated with traditional face lifts” says Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Tampa.

Some of the most popular fillers include:

Juvéderm– this is a dermal filler used to fill in and smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on the face. Modified versions are used in adding volume to lift and contour the face.

Restylane– this type of dermal filler is used mainly for moderate facial lines and wrinkles.  It is also used for the tear troughs as there is less puffiness after injection.

Radiesse– this dermal filler provides immediate and extended results as it stimulates collagen production and tissue regeneration. It is used to smooth folds, lines, for cheek augmentation, and to plump the sunken in areas below the eyes.

These fillers are commonly used in conjunction with Botox in order to enhance and extend results.

If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano.  Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit.


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