While you may think of dermal fillers as something that you can overdo easily, dermal fillers are one of the best minimally invasive and entirely reversible methods of restoring lost volume to your face.
Now, new versions of this popular and effective treatment are emerging, which allow you to target what were previously difficult-to-treat areas of the skin. We can now treat the lines which extend from the bottom of your nose down toward your mouth, as well as radial cheek lines.
These treatments feature the use of products with a flexible consistency that moves with your face and works well in areas where your muscles are constantly moving. For example, we can apply them in the areas of your cheeks that move when you smile.
What do Dermal Fillers Do?
As you age, your skin loses its original flexibility and suppleness, increasing sags and wrinkles. What these fillers do is help restore some of the lift and bounce that aging takes away from your skin.
Numerous factors can influence the development of wrinkles and how extensive they are. Some of these factors include things like your genes, whether you smoke, how much time you spend in direct sunlight, and the foods you eat. Most people will begin to develop smile lines in their 40s, though this varies extensively depending on the factors described above. Dermal fillers can help minimize the appearance of these wrinkles after they appear.
What Are Some of the New Dermal Fillers of Today?
Two of the newer dermal fillers that have come onto the scene in recent years are Defyne, which targets deep lines, and Restylane Refyne, which targets lines of medium depth. These new formulas have transformed the way that cosmetic surgeons can treat the signs of aging. While no treatment can treat every single area of the entire face, we are getting closer with these innovative products.
Another benefit of these new treatments is that when combined with other treatments like Botox, we have a wide variety of tools to treat each individual's unique issues. This multifaceted approach looks at the face from many different angles and chooses appropriate treatments for the specific combination of problem areas you want to target.
If you are trying to improve the appearance of your face, it can be beneficial to build collagen within the skin. Collagen is the name for the fibers that give structure to your skin. These fibers tend to deteriorate over time and lose elasticity, which is what causes wrinkles and can make you look older.
There are a variety of products that can help treat the aging of your collagen. One of these products is Ulthera. Ulthera uses ultrasound to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate your skin. Another great product is Fraxel, which utilizes heat rather than ultrasound to achieve a similar effect, stimulating collagen growth.
In addition to these treatments, there are at-home prescription treatments that can also help. Retin A is a vitamin that helps the skin renew itself, although it does have a less dramatic effect than our in-office treatments.
There is A Dermal Filler Treatment Just for You
Whatever your needs, there is most likely a dermal filler or related treatment that can work for you. Botox may be the prime example of a popular dermal filler, but most doctors recommend using it as one part of a larger treatment approach, rather than as a one-dimensional treatment.
You also need to be careful to use the correct amount of Botox so the treatment can achieve natural-looking results. Combining Botox with other treatments tends to provide more natural-looking results than simply using it on its own.
If you have any questions about dermal fillers or would like to schedule a consultation appointment, we would be happy to help. Contact our office today!