If you have some common problems of aging like loss of youthful face volume, fine lines, or even deep creases, Dermal Fillers may be the right treatment for you. Some patients may also consider microneedling or Ultherapy.
Dermal fillers are relatively new in the world of medical aesthetics, having only come into prominence in the last decade or so. Before that time, the only real option for increasing facial volume or correcting age-related creasing and folding was collagen injections. Collagen is derived from bovine sources and has been known to cause allergies in a number of users. It simply doesn’t last as long as would be desirable since the added volume would often be gone within a few months.
Dermal Fillers as opposed to collagen are primarily composed of an entirely different substance called Hyaluronic acid, and allergic reactions are not a concern because the human body contains Hyaluronic acid naturally. As you age, the Hyaluronic acid in your skin begins to deplete, and it doesn’t regenerate. As the Hyaluronic acid levels lower in the body, the skin’s ability to rejuvenate decreases. Hyaluronic acid binds to the water in your body to make a type of web underneath the skin, one that keeps skin looking healthy and youthful.
Dermal fillers are able to mimic this plumping effect. The gel used in dermal fillers is soft and pliable so that once your doctor injects it, it can be molded if necessary. The most common areas that you may use Dermal Fillers include the nasal labial folds (creases between nose and edges of mouth) and the lips. Fine lines around the lips can be eliminated, and patients who want newly plumped up lips can have the dermal filler injected directly into the lips as well.
Today, most dermal fillers have an anesthetic included in their formula, which helps prevent pain and discomfort during the injection procedure. The results of dermal fillers are apparent immediately. Patients can literally take 10 years or more away from their face in a matter of minutes with dermal fillers!
To learn more about Dermal Fillers please contact us at (770) 683-9136 and talk to one of our specialists.