Noticeable volume loss is considered to be among the more advanced signs of facial aging. This occurs as natural collagen production declines and as the structural integrity of the skin begins to break down. It often manifests as deep creases along the nasolabial folds that are commonly referred to as smile lines or marionette lines. Unfortunately, even the very best skin care cannot restore the fullness, suppleness, and elasticity that time has stolen away. The good news is that high-quality dermal fillers can.
How They Work
Dermal fillers are clear, FDA-approved gels that can be strategically inserted into facial areas that have lost volume over time. The most popular of these solutions are largely comprised of a naturally occurring, skin-supporting acid called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA exists within the joints, connective tissues, and skin. When HA-based gels are injected into the dermis, these solutions quickly bind themselves to nearby skin cells. This helps restore the structural integrity of the skin while additionally adding new volume to the treated area. Loose and sagging skin is lifted, hollow areas at or below the cheeks are volumized, and marionette lines disappear.
HA also provides the additional benefit of total skin hydration. It accomplishes this by attracting water and retaining it. The result is a soft, dewy, and completely youthful complexion, and a smooth and line-free visage.
Why Choose Dermal Fillers?
Wrinkling that occurs as the result of volume loss is known as static wrinkling. Static wrinkles are significantly more pronounced than dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines, which are only apparent when the expressive muscles are being used. Static wrinkles are deep creases that remain present on the visage even when all of the facial muscles are still. To correct these cosmetic issues, patients can either restore the volume that’s been lost just beneath the skin, or they can pay for invasive, skin-tightening surgeries such as facelift or mini-facelift procedures.
With dermal fillers, however, patients can look forward to treatments that are completed within just minutes. Dermal filler injections do not require any incisions and there is absolutely no downtime with these treatments.