Turn back the clock with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Perlane
Improvements in anti-aging treatment
Today’s anti-aging treatments are based in advanced science and extensive clinical research. Dermal fillers provided the first truly effective, non-surgical solution for wrinkles. These biocompatible ingredients have been discovered, leading to safe, reliable products. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular, found in products such as Perlane, Restylane, and Juvéderm. Dr. Downie was an investigator for the original Restylane and Perlane clinical trials.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a type of carbohydrate molecule, which naturally occurs in many tissues in the human body. One of its most important functions is lubrication of the joints and eyes. It is also found in the skin, where it helps retain moisture, creating a firm, plump appearance. Young skin has an abundance of this substance. Over time, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin diminish due to UV exposure, the natural aging process, and other factors. As you age, after the age of thirty, one loses a teaspoon of collagen from their face every year.
There is no difference in the hyaluronic acid generated by humans, other animals, and that produced in a laboratory setting. Therefore, when non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid is injected, the human body does not recognize it as a foreign substance, which makes allergy testing unnecessary.
What dermal fillers accomplish
Over time, we gradually lose facial volume, due to depletion of hyaluronic acid, along with other substances such as collagen, fat, and moisture. However, the surface area of the skin does not shrink. Instead, it becomes thinner and facial contours evolve. Eventually, skin becomes loose, sagging, and wrinkled. Dermal fillers are used to replace that lost volume, and restore youthful contours.
Dr. Downie is an artistically talented, board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience administering injectables. She is also a patient, who has maintained her healthy, youthful appearance for many years with dermal fillers and other procedures that she provides. When you visit her practice, you can rest assured knowing you will receive treatment from a highly trained technician, as well as the understanding of someone who knows how important it is to look as young as you feel. Call (973) 509-6900 and schedule an appointment today. Our office is located in Montclair, NJ.