The latest trend in skin care treatments is a move towards non-surgical procedures that rival cosmetic surgery in many ways. In addition to being extremely safe and effective, minimally-invasive treatments offer the advantage of much shorter recovery times and fewer complications. One of the fastest growing areas in anti-aging medicine is treatment with dermal fillers. These injectable substances offer significant results without the requirement of surgery. If you have been dealing with annoying lines and wrinkles that have begun creeping onto your face and want to look and feel rejuvenated, a treatment with fillers may be right for you.
What are dermal fillers?
Fillers are injectable substances that promote increased skin and facial thickness to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These lines may be due to the aging process, extreme weight loss, exposure to toxins, or genetics.
Hyaluronic acid is a special substance that is created by your own body in abundance when you are young. As you grow older, your body produces progressively less hyaluronic acid, which leads to thinner skin that tends to dry out and form wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid has the special ability to attract and bind water molecules within your skin cells, leading to a plumping effect. Less hyaluronic acid means your skin is thinner and more prone to the development of lines and wrinkles.
You can correct this age-related hyaluronic acid deficiency by undergoing a dermal filler treatment. We inject your face with a gel containing hyaluronic acid to replace that which has been lost over time. The result is an immediate increase in facial volume and an instant smoothing away of fine lines and wrinkles.
Like hyaluronic acid, collagen is produced in abundance by your body when you are younger. Once this cell is stimulated by the body, it creates stronger skin that is more elastic.
How long do fillers last?
The answer depends upon the exact formulation of the injection that you undergo. Most injections last for several months to a year or more. At some point, the injected ingredients will become absorbed by your skin and require replacement. You should also know that your skin will also continue to age normally during this time.