Wrinkles and fine lines appear as a natural consequence of aging. The proteins collagen and elastin are responsible for the firmness and flexibility of human skin. Our skin loses its firmness and elasticity as we age because our bodies create fewer proteins. Sunlight, tobacco use, and other diseases can play a role in developing fine lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkles and fine lines are unavoidable as we age. Still, you can do things to delay their appearance, such as applying sunscreen, cutting out cigarettes, and incorporating specific skincare products into your routine. But if the telltale signs of aging have already appeared, there’s no turning back the clock, right?
In today’s world, dermal fillers are a viable option for those who want to combat the aging effects of time. What follows is some essential information about dermal fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Facial volume loss can occur due to decreased collagen and elastin production with advancing age. The face, especially the cheeks and the area surrounding the eyes and lips, can look sunken or hollow when the volume is lost. Facial hollowing can also be caused by a loss of the natural subcutaneous fat that gives the face its fullness.
Facial volume loss can be remedied with dermal fillers, a form of aesthetic medicine. Hyaluronic acid, a molecule found naturally in the human body, is one of the ingredients they use. Dermal fillers are injectable substances that provide volume to a region of skin, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Dermal fillers aren’t just for wrinkles and lines around the mouth and eyes; they may also be used to plump up the cheeks, lips, and temples. The effects can be seen almost instantly and linger for several months.
Different Types Of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers come in various forms, each with its advantages and
disadvantages. The following are examples of popular dermal fillers:
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are made from a naturally occurring substance in the body. They are popular because they are well-tolerated and have a low risk of complications. Examples of hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane.
- Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) fillers: These fillers are made from a mineral found in human bones. They are used to add volume to the cheeks and jawline and can also be used to fill in deep wrinkles and lines. An example of a calcium hydroxyapatite filler is Radiesse.
- Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers: These fillers are made from a synthetic material that is injected into the skin. They are used to add volume to the face and can also be used to treat deeper wrinkles and lines. An example of a poly-L-lactic acid filler is Sculptra.
- Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) fillers: These fillers are made from a synthetic material injected into the skin. They are used to add volume to the face and to treat deeper wrinkles and lines. An example of a polymethyl-methacrylate filler is Bellafill.
- Fat Transfer: A natural way to restore volume and contour to the face. Fat is harvested from the patient’s body and injected into the desired area.
You should know there are pros and cons to using any given filler and that some fillers work better than others on specific facial features or wrinkles. Which filler is ideal for you can be determined by consulting a registered aesthetician provider.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work To Restore Facial Volume?
Dermal fillers are effective because they replace fat lost in the face due to aging, heredity, or other causes. They are injected under the skin using a tiny needle, immediately filling up creases and restoring volume.
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material, produces the most popular type of dermal filler (HA). The body naturally has HA, and it’s this substance that keeps skin supple and hydrated. Facial volume loss can occur due to decreased HA production associated with aging. Dermal fillers containing HA, such as Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane, are meant to simulate the effects of the body’s own HA.
Dermal fillers, when injected, immediately increase volume, smoothing out creases and lines while restoring the face’s youthful, naturally defined contours. Depending on the filler used and the treated location, the procedure’s results might last anywhere from a few weeks to many months.
Dermal Filler Appointment
Dermal filler treatments often begin with a consultation with a qualified medical specialist. The doctor will examine your skin at the consultation, listen to what you want to improve, and decide if dermal fillers are the best route. They will also inform you of the various dermal filler options and make recommendations based on your needs.
A local anesthetic will be applied to the region, and a medical practitioner will clean the area before the treatment begins. The dermal filler will then be injected into the skin using a very thin needle. Depending on the size of the affected area, the operation can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site are expected after the treatment but usually subside after a few days. You should follow the aftercare guidelines your doctor provides and rest for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
Although the full effects of dermal filler therapy may not be noticeable for a few days, they will be apparent shortly after the procedure. Depending on the filler and the treated location, the effects might last from a few weeks to months. You may need to return for more treatment at regular intervals to keep the improvements.
Fillers are widely acknowledged as one of the most successful aesthetic options available. Dermal fillers are painless and can be applied without going under the knife. There will be no need for invasive surgical procedures.
If you’re looking for a way to restore volume and contour to your face, reduce wrinkles, and achieve a more youthful and natural-looking appearance, consider scheduling a consultation for dermal fillers. Contact Skynn Deep now to discuss your aesthetic goals and find out how dermal fillers might help you accomplish them.