Growing old gracefully can be a challenge. For many, the effects that the aging process has on their skin, particularly the face, is one of these challenges. The good news is that, although looking older is inevitable, the process can be slowed down or even partially reversed.
This is an exciting time for the field of cosmetic medicine. Recent innovations are allowing people to turn back the clock when it comes to skin that is displaying signs of sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. One of the best advances is the creation of dermal fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable solutions and gels with varying ingredients. Although there are differences, they all contain a substance called hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers are very helpful in restoring lost facial volume due to the aging process.
Hyaluronic acid is normally produced in great quantities by your body when you are younger. As you age, your body produces less and less of this special substance. Hyaluronic acid has the special property of absorbing and retaining water. This water makes skin cells more resilient to the effects of the aging process and the environment. The water it attracts and holds makes each skin cell appear plumper.
As hyaluronic acid is gradually depleted due to the aging process, skin cells begin losing volume. The skin begins to visibly lose volume, which leads to problems like hollowed cheeks. Fortunately, dermal fillers can help replace much of the lost hyaluronic acid by injecting it where it is needed the most.
Are Dermal Fillers the Same as BOTOX®?
Both BOTOX® and dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments that help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, but dermal fillers work differently. BOTOX® temporarily relaxes muscles that form when you make facial expressions. Dermal fillers work below the surface of the skin using hyaluronic acid to restore lost facial volume.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Dermal fillers are safe and effective for anyone who would like to erase wrinkles or add volume to their face. Before you are scheduled for treatment, you will be evaluated, and your medical history will be reviewed to see if you would benefit from treatment with dermal fillers.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The results should be noticeable immediately after your treatment. Depending upon which type of dermal filler is used, your results can last anywhere from several months to two years. Follow-up treatments are usually recommended to maintain results.
Contact Us Today
To get all the facts about this treatment, make an appointment at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta. Our team of professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.