Seattle Liquid Youth Dermal Fillers – Pratt Plastic Surgery
Serving Patients in Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue and Everett, WA
Many of our cosmetic surgery Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington patients wish to improve the appearance of their facial wrinkles without having to undergo costly surgical procedures with prolonged recovery times. In many cases, “soft tissue fillers” offer an excellent alternative to surgery, often with quite dramatic results. Each of the “facial fillers” acts by instantaneously restoring the skin’s lost volume and thus smoothing out wrinkles and folds.
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The Facial Fillers offered at Pratt Plastic Surgery include:
Dr. David Pratt has extensive experience with the latest techniques and applications of these next generation “soft tissue fillers”. Dr. Pratt personally performs all of the injections done in our office, so you can rest assured that you will have someone who is not only highly trained and technically skilled, but also artistically gifted performing your procedure. Dr. Pratt believes in subtle, natural looking enhancements. His ultimate goal is that you leave with a well rested, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.
How does Liquid Youth reverse the changes of skin aging?
Youth injections work by replacing components of the skin, stimulating the production of the body’s own collagen, and/or acting as a mechanical filler which when injected, literally pushes the wrinkle or crease out from the inside. Thus, cosmetic Injectables or facial fillers offer a safe, non-invasive way to subtly enhance your appearance and melt the years away, often referred to as a “liquid face lift”
What is skin composed of?
Our skin consists of two main layers, the superficial epidermis and the deeper second layer, the dermis. The dermis contains nerves, hair follicles, blood vessels, and also large amounts of collagen. The collagen provides skin support and resiliency via fibers woven together like fabric threads, forming a framework where new cells can grow. Collagen contributes to the skin’s texture, elasticity, and shape. The component of the dermis which provides much of the volume and moisture to the skin is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar which binds large amounts of water and gives much of the cushioning properties of skin. Elastin is an important protein that is responsible for the rubbery elasticity of the skin.
How does the skin change as we age?
With increasing age, collagen production decreases, as does the amount of hyaluronic acid and elastin components of the skin. As a result, the supportive framework weakens and the skin becomes less resilient and elastic with age. The combination of thinning skin, loss of elasticity and the repetitive creasing action by the underlying muscles results in the creation of lines and wrinkles.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Pratt will evaluate your needs and goals, and explain all of your options. He will also help you determine the treatment, or combination of treatments, that will help you to best achieve the look you have in mind.
Be sure to view Before and After photos and take time to ask Dr. Pratt all of your questions. He would want you to be completely comfortable with this procedure.