Traditional surgery makes a good treatment option for those dealing with severely sagging skin and deep wrinkles. However, it is not for everyone. If you are only dealing with light lines and wrinkles or moderate volume loss, a minimally-invasive treatment may make a better choice for you. Facial fillers have helped many people turn back the clock on skin affected by fine lines and wrinkles. They offer real results with no need for surgery or extensive downtime.
What are Facial Fillers?
Fillers are injectable products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid. They work by enhancing facial volume to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking older than you actually feel. They can also be used to fill in places that have lost volume.
What Types of Ingredients are in Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that is found in abundance when you are young. Your levels of this important skin component begin to decline when you grow older. The function of hyaluronic acid is to attract moisture into soft tissues like skin. The loss of hyaluronic acid production leads to skin that grows thinner and more vulnerable to the formation of wrinkles. As such, it makes a great ingredient to be used in facial fillers.
What are Some Popular Facial Fillers?
Restylane® is a filler that contains hyaluronic acid. Once injected, it is able to rectify the deficiency of hyaluronic acid that led to the formation of lines and wrinkles. It will immediately begin drawing moisture into your skin tissue, leading to a plumping and volumizing effect.
Juvederm® is the most popular type of hyaluronic acid filler available today. Like Restylane®, it works by enhancing facial skin volume by adding hydration. Juvederm® also contains lidocaine to ensure patient comfort during the injections. It is also formulated with a particularly smooth gel that works easily with your skin.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The answer depends upon which product you were injected with and other factors. Generally, fillers offer long-lasting results of multiple months to up to a year or more. Eventually, the product will be fully metabolized by your body. At this point, you will need follow-up injections for the maintenance of your results.
If you want to schedule a treatment with fillers to reduce or prevent wrinkles, please reach out to us at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre, located in Burnaby and Delta. We are proud to offer these treatments to clients in Surrey, Langley, Delta, White Rock, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!