A growing number of people unhappy with the appearance of their skin due to wrinkles, folds, scars and lost facial volume are seeking cosmetic methods that are non-surgical but effective. One such treatment that is growing in popularity is dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers are safe, effective and less expensive than many conventional surgical procedures. Before looking at dermal fillers, it is a good idea to know why skin ages in the first place to better understand how dermal filler injections help to restore lost facial volume.
As you grow older, you can expect duller, thinner, less vibrant skin, but you can have some say in how fast this change happens, or even turn back the clock a few years. When you reach your forties, your skin grows thinner, revealing capillaries beneath the skin surface. You can also expect visible capillaries to increase due to many years of sun exposure.
Signs of aging like wrinkles and lost facial volume can also make their presence felt, particularly if you were not careful with your skin in your younger years. In your forties, your skin will also tend to produce less oil, causing dryness. In addition, slower cell turnover will dull the appearance of the skin.
In your fifties, deeper face lines and wrinkles are revealed due to the loss of subcutaneous moisture and fat. Your skin should grow more lax, which is particularly noticeable around the eyes and jawline. Lost facial volume is one hallmark of this stage of the aging process.
Hyaluronic Acid Depletion
Another often unrecognized factor in skin aging is the depletion of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance is produced by our own bodies, but declines as we age. Hyaluronic acid has the unique property of attracting many times its own weight in water and holding it in our skin. As we lose hyaluronic acid, we also lose the water that it holds, leading to skin that is dryer and less full. Since our skin now has less volume, fine lines and wrinkles begin creeping in, and our skin becomes less resilient.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
One way to help skin appear younger is by adding back some of the lost hyaluronic acid using dermal filler injections. These injections send a gel containing hyaluronic acid into the skin, replacing the hyaluronic acid lost due to the aging process. The results are immediate, leading to skin with fewer, shallower wrinkles and a noticeable increase in facial volume, reducing hollows under the eyes and on the cheeks.
Dermal filler injections are quite simple, safe and fast. Our skilled specialist simply injects a special gel into the treatment area beneath the skin. Once there, the gel begins working immediately to fill in areas with lost facial volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Patients can expect virtually no downtime.
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Dermal filler injections at Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa are a safe and effective way to restore lost facial volume due to the aging process. Our office is conveniently located in Newnan. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.