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What are Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Aging affects our skin more than just causing fine lines and wrinkles. Many changes occur in the aging process that involve your skin, fat, and facial muscles. It can materialize as volume loss, sagging skin, and of course, wrinkles. As you age, your body’s collagen production slows and makes it hard for the skin to repair itself. Collagen is the structural protein that plays a vital role in strengthening and hydrating your skin’s elasticity.

Not everyone embraces the effects of aging, and many people struggle with their self-esteem and confidence. Dermal fillers are synthetic or natural substances injected under the skin that help to reduce wrinkles and restore volume in the face. Often called a liquid facelift, they are a solution for many people who struggle with self-esteem to provide significant temporary improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and volume without surgery or downtime. The length of the results can vary based on a few factors, including skin quality, lifestyle, and genetics, as the injectables are soon metabolized into the body. 

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are quite a few FDA-approved dermal fillers on the market. Each has a unique formula for different injection depths, thicknesses, and textures. The slight differences make each one a better choice for specific areas of concern. Here are 3 of the dermal fillers available. 

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is the most common dermal filler in use today. It is naturally produced by the body and is found in high concentrations in the skin, joints, and eye sockets. Hyaluronic acid helps to increase moisture, retain collagen, and provide elasticity. Injections of hyaluronic acid can restore a more youthful appearance by softening fine lines, filling wrinkles and skin folds, and restoring the skin’s lost volume.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite uses calcium in the form of microscopic particles that is added to gels to be injected. It is thicker than the hyaluronic acid fillers and is the heaviest. This filler is used for deeper lines and wrinkles and has been reported to help stimulate natural collagen production—the results using calcium hydroxylapatite typically last at least a year. 

Poly-L-lactic Acid

Poly-L-lactic Acid is a biodegradable acid that helps to stimulate collagen production instead of just filling in the skin. The results are firmer skin and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. This filler works gradually and delivers results for a least two years after the injection. This dermal filler is used to treat deep wrinkles and increase facial volume where fat is lost. For example SCULPTRA Aesthetic is a Poly-L-lactic Acid indicated for use in the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.

Dermal fillers can be an important addition to your rejuvenation plan

What are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be an important addition to your rejuvenation plan

How Dermal Fillers can help you look younger

Dermal fillers are a safe alternative to surgery and help you to look instantly younger. There are so many options available to help you achieve the look you want without looking overdone. As you age, your fat loses volume, clumps up, and begins to shift downward, changing the features in your face gradually from plump and round to loose and saggy. Dermal fillers restore volume in the cheeks and chin help fill shallow contours and restore plumpness.

With the loss of fat in your face as you age, wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear. Wrinkles can appear much sooner due to factors such as sun exposure and smoking. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm can add softness to areas and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Lips can lose volume, too, as you age and giving them a thinner appearance. It can add volume and smoothness when you add filler, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Am I too young for Dermal Fillers?

The only requirement for receiving dermal fillers is that you are an adult and could potentially benefit from the treatment. There is no real age requirement when it comes to fillers, and every person ages at different rates based on a number of factors such as skin exposure, smoking, substance use, genetics, and more. Some people seek fillers in their 30s and some much later in life, but the decision is up to the individual. 

Skincare Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can provide more benefits than just reducing the effects of aging and giving you a more youthful appearance. They have added benefits for your skincare as well. Here are a few of the benefits of dermal fillers: Collagen and Elastin Production – Dermal fillers can help increase collagen and elastin production helps boost the benefits of the fillers, help to strengthen the skin and keep your skin looking younger for longer. Prevent Wrinkles from Forming – When you start injecting fillers at a younger age, you may prevent future wrinkles and help you age less noticeably. 

Dermal fillers can help you reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and plump and strengthen your skin. It requires no downtime, requires no surgical procedures, and it looks completely natural. Dermal fillers can do wonders to help you boost your self-esteem and make you feel good in your skin. When you feel like you want to reverse the signs of aging and remove wrinkles to help improve your self-confidence, our team can help you achieve the natural look you want by restoring your skin to its youthful plumpness. Schedule an appointment with our provider Cunardline Bienvenu-Sumpter for a free consultation or call us at 678-548-6003.

What are Dermal Fillers