The face of cosmetic procedures is changing, with noninvasive procedures adding to the aesthetics toolbox offered by plastic surgery. Injectable treatments now approach 10 million procedures annually. The overwhelming success of botulinum in treating wrinkles is well-known, but this kind of injectable isn’t the only one making waves.
Perhaps the biggest reason behind the explosion of nonsurgical procedures is the way they allow you to create an antiaging regimen that works proactively. There’s no longer a need to wait until you’ve aged “sufficiently” to justify the expense and recovery time necessary with many plastic surgeries. It’s in this role that dermal fillers offer a range of preventive care that can help you maintain smooth skin.
Aging brings skin changes
As you age, it’s normal for your skin to lose moisture, volume and elasticity. The middle layers hold collagen and elastin, substances that support those three parts of the aging equation. Collagen supports moisture retention and volume, while elastin contributes to your skin’s ability to bounce back.
How dermal fillers work
As you lose collagen and elastin, another skin component called hyaluronic acid will also decrease as you age. Its function is to attract and store moisture for your skin. With all this loss, dermal fillers can help. The most common active ingredient in fillers is hyaluronic acid. It’s a substance your body uses anyway, and it gives your skin’s moisture a boost and helps fill out lost volume from collagen loss and skin laxity.
There are a range of dermal filler products, and they can provide a palette of options to treat the signs of aging you may be experiencing. Fillers can plump sagging skin, fill in wrinkles, and provide volume to your cheeks and lips.
Renewing your skin
Some dermal fillers not only provide volume, they can also trigger a regenerative response in your body. While dermabrasion and chemical peels can stimulate new collagen growth, these techniques can also require recovery times lasting days or weeks.
This isn’t so with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are truly a lunchtime facial service. Typically, you can have a dermal injection at lunch and return immediately to your regular activities.
To see if dermal fillers can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone today.