31 July 2012

Cosmetics specialists are making the most of a new generation of volumising fillers which allow them to recontour patients' faces more effectively and hold back the signs of ageing. The increased availability of non-surgical treatments including Laviv, hyaluronic acids such as Juvederm, and neuromodulators like Botox, has made dermal fillers more accessible and resulted in an increase in the number of consumers across the world looking to beat lines and wrinkles with a non-surgical cosmetic solution.A report by the Los Angeles Times said the trend was being supported by the release of new treatment options which allow patients to add volume to their facial features in order to achieve a youthful appearance. Laviv is one such treatment. A patient's own skin cells are used to create a filler which can be used to plump out small lines on the face. "I use it for full-face rejuvenation - basically, anywhere a patient has a wrinkle," said Beverly Hills dermatologist, Dr Lisa Chipps. "There seems to be a fresher look to the whole area where the skin was injected." Hyaluronic acids like Juvederm, a gel which is used to smooth away wrinkles, and neuromodulators such as Botox, which prevents fine lines and wrinkles from appearing by relaxing contracted facial muscles, are also in high demand. According to Dr Chipps however, one of the most important things for any patient to do is find a cosmetic specialist "who's trained and experienced in using fillers".