Choosing Between Fat Transfer or Dermal Fillers to Restore Fullness in Your Face

Our faces tend to be the center point of our aesthetic appearance. Age-related changes to our faces can harm self-confidence and self-esteem. The loss of fullness in certain areas of the face can also cause other aesthetic changes in the face. Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can all be made more pronounced by this loss of fullness.

However, options are available to restore this fullness safely, quickly, and with long-lasting results. Of the many options available in the cosmetic market, two main categories of aesthetic treatments help create a fuller and more youthful look on the face.

Dermal fillers, including hyaluronic acid and collagen injections, can provide excellent results with minimal ease and nearly no downtime after each treatment. These work by using solutions of products already naturally formed by your body in specific areas to create the desired look. Under a skilled hand, these changes can be as small or large as needed.

However, dermal fillers tend to be somewhat temporary. Although the results appear fast and continue, most dermal fillers require follow-up treatment or sessions around a year apart to keep the same look.

Fat transfer, on the other hand, uses fat cells harvested from elsewhere in your body. After cleansing and shaping into the needed size, this fat is injected into specific areas on your face. This instantly brings the desired fullness, and along with using a natural substance from your body rather than an artificial solution, the results potentially be permanent.

Fat transfer procedures are slightly more invasive than dermal fillers and may also come with more bruising and discomfort. These are usually very mild, and most patients can manage them using over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.

If you are considering treatment options to restore lost fullness in your face, call Gaines Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, FL, at 352-333-9600 or visit www.gainesvilleplastic.com. Dr. Gaines and the expert team of aestheticians are available to answer all your questions and help create a customized plan to address all your aesthetic goals.

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