Are you unhappy or self-conscious about your appearance due to lines and wrinkles on your face? Surgery is only one option for lines and wrinkles on your face. There are other selections to reduce the signs of aging to help your face look young and healthy again. A minimally invasive treatment known as a dermal filler may be just the answer you’re looking for. This anti-aging procedure has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Causes of Skin Aging
Besides genetics and sun exposure, one of the most powerful factors in the development of skin aging is the gradual loss of subcutaneous fat under the surface of facial skin. Since your facial muscles will then be closer to the surface of your skin, wrinkles will become more evident with time.
Facial aging can also be caused by the gradual loss of skin volume. As you grow older, your body produces less of the substances that promote skin thickness. As you lose these substances, your skin tends to become thinner and more prone to lines and wrinkles.
Types of Dermal Fillers
A dermal filler consists of an injectable gel containing various substances that promote increased skin thickness to help smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Some common dermal filler ingredients include collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat transfer. Each is used for somewhat different situations, depending upon your own unique facial structure and overall skin condition.
Collagen Dermal Filler
Collagen is a naturally occurring substance produced by the body. Unfortunately, getting older eventually leads to a gradual loss of collagen production. Since the role of collagen in your skin is to provide a structure or framework for healthy cells to build around, its depletion leads to skin that is thinner and more vulnerable to the development of lines and wrinkles.
Injection with a collagen dermal filler can help reverse this damaging process. You should see a rapid improvement in the thickness of your facial skin and the minimization of lines, wrinkles, and sunken areas at the treatment sites.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler
Like collagen, hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced substance that declines with age. Hyaluronic acid has a strong affinity for moisture. It possesses the unique ability to attract many times its own weight in water molecules, which has both a plumping and moisturizing effect on your skin.
The age-related loss of hyaluronic acid leads to skin that becomes thinner and drier. It also leads to the formation of wrinkles. Think of an empty riverbed. Its surface will be dry and cracked. Just like that riverbed, a loss of moisture in your skin leads to the facial cracks known as wrinkles. An injection with a hyaluronic acid dermal filler will cause your skin to drink in all that good moisture and fill in lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking more moist, radiant, and youthful.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Since treatment with a dermal filler never requires any incisions, you should be able to return to your daily activities immediately after your treatment. Dermal fillers also have the benefit of offering immediate results that appear quite soft and natural. Because they typically utilize natural substances, they also have an extremely low incidence of side effects like allergies.
If you think dermal fillers are right for you, give us a call today at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City. Together, we can form a treatment plan to help you feeling healthy, young, and wrinkle free again!