Unfortunately, getting wrinkles is a part of the natural aging process, and sometimes they can make us look older than we actually are. Within the last few years as people are beginning to live healthier lifestyles to live longer, even diet and exercise are sometimes not enough to really keep our skin from showing our age. The aging process causes the face and hands to lose underlying fat and collagen, which then causes our skin to droop or sag – and we get visible wrinkles.
Injectable dermal fillers have become more popular because of the instant effect they have to address skin sagging and wrinkle problems that result from aging, sun damage, skin trauma, scarring, or disease. Injectable dermal fillers are most commonly used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, hollow cheeks and eyes, receding chins, thinning lips, and wrinkles between the eyes – and may even be used to hide nose bumps or fill in and plump thinning skin on the hands.
Dermal fillers can be used to correct problem areas such as laugh lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines, and there are also methods that utilize dermal fillers to enhance certain facial features – the most popular being the cheekbones, chin, jaw lines and eyebrows. Treatment can take as little as 30 minutes, depending on the number of injection sites and the injectables being used. These injections are virtually painless, and the results can be seen almost immediately.
There are numerous Dermal Fillers available to choose from including Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse and more. The effects of dermal fillers can last from 3-18 months depending on which filler is used and in which location it is injected. In some cases the dermal fillers will stimulate your skin to generate its own collagen, which means you may have improvement that lasts for years after the dermal filler has dissolved.
We only use fillers that are made to be biocompatible with human skin, which lessens the chance for an allergic reaction – and none of our fillers are made using animal products. Before you make any decision it’s a good idea to browse over our before and after photo section to see the results of the treatment you are interested in receiving.