The recent release of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2014 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics includes numbers on minimally invasive procedures, too. As noted elsewhere on this blog, Botox® proved to be the most popular such cosmetic treatment of 2014.
Fillers, however, enjoyed the highest percentage growth from 2013 to 2014. While use of Botox® went up six percent, fillers made with hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm®, increased eight percent, and certain types of collagen increased 11 percent.
Dermatologist Dr. Derek Jones of Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills isn’t surprised. As the lead investigator for many such products that ultimately received FDA approval, he has a vast amount of experience when it comes to fillers like Juvéderm® in the Los Angeles area.
One reason hyaluronic acid fillers may be growing at such a clip is because they’re made up of a chemical that occurs naturally in the body, which is appealing to those looking for a minimally invasive and safe treatment. Hyaluronic acid keeps your skin hydrated and pliant, keeps your joints moving smoothly, and more. As you age, however, its levels begin to drop in your body, leading most visibly to wrinkles and folds, as well as hollows where once firm skin now sags without all of its underlying support.
Juvéderm® addresses this by reintroducing hyaluronic acid into your system. Dr. Jones can fill in those new wrinkles and restore roundness to flattened areas by carefully injecting the cosmetic into key areas. The effects are temporary, but long lasting.
Find out what dermal fillers, including Juvéderm®, available at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, can do for you. Los Angeles-area patients can call 310-246-0495, or request a consultation via the website at skincareandlaser.com.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.