Are you aware that many of the most common signs of skin aging are caused by volume loss? When your facial skin starts thinning out, lines can form in certain areas, causing you to look older than your true age. If this sounds like your situation, consider dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that can restore lost facial volume, which helps smooth out wrinkles, volumize the lips, and give you a younger appearance. They are treatments that do not require surgery and its associated costs and risks.
Most dermal fillers replace natural substances produced by your own body. As you age, your body begins producing less of these important substances, and your skin begins to suffer as a result. Restoring your normal levels of these skin-enhancing substances can help turn back the clock on aging skin by restoring volume and reducing the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Over one million patients have a dermal filler treatment each year to rejuvenate their facial appearance and look younger. This is all done without the need for risky surgery or lengthy downtimes.
Hyaluronic Acid for Hydration
Hyaluronic acid is a substance your own body produces in large amounts when you are young. As you age, your levels begin dropping and your reservoir breaks down more readily. Hyaluronic acid is important because it keeps your skin plump and hydrated. A dermal filler containing this substance can restore your levels and reverse this process to add volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
A Note About Calcium Hydroxylapatite
Calcium hydroxylapatite is similar to hyaluronic acid, in that it is made by your own body and concentrated in your bones. When used in a dermal filler, the material consists of tiny particles suspended within a smooth gel. This gel is a bit thicker than hyaluronic acid and tends to last somewhat longer.
How Many Dermal Filler Treatments Will I Need?
Normally, one treatment with a dermal filler will get the job done, depending on the exact product injected, as well as your aesthetic goals. However, repeat treatments are available as needed for ongoing benefits.
Restoring Your Lost Facial Volume
Don’t let the aging process get you down. Make an appointment at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center to learn more information about dermal fillers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Cincinnati!