Are you unhappy with your appearance because of the development of lines, wrinkles, or lost facial volume? Since your face is usually the first thing people notice about you, any decline in its appearance can dramatically affect the way people view you. The good news is facial fillers can enhance your overall appearance by improving the condition of your facial skin.
What are Facial Fillers?
Facial fillers are a type of cosmetic dermatological treatment involving the injection of different substances to promote increased facial skin volume and diminish signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. They offer a safe and effective alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery without the need for significant downtime or side effects.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
Familiar to some people as a common ingredient in topical skin care products, hyaluronic acid is normally produced in great amounts by your body. However, as you grow older, your body produces less of this acid, and your skin begins to show signs of aging as a result.
This age-related hyaluronic acid deficiency can be corrected by injecting a gel containing the substance into your skin. Your skin will start to fill out, and lines and wrinkles will be pushed out from below. A hyaluronic acid-based facial filler may be appropriate if you are lacking both skin thickness and hydration, since the substance has the ability to attract many times its own weight in water molecules.
The amount of time that your results will last depends on the specific formulation that you are injected with. Generally, most facial fillers last from several months to a year or more. At some point, you will require additional injections in order to maintain your results.
A Note About Sculptra®
Sculptra® is a type of facial filler that works somewhat differently than hyaluronic acid-based fillers. It consists of a synthetic substance called polylactic acid that mimics the lactic acid that your body produces when you exercise vigorously. Once injected into the treatment area, Sculptra® is gradually replaced by collagen, making it the only facial filler available that encourages your own body to produce collagen to increase skin thickness and minimize wrinkles.
At Dermatology and Skincare Associates in Mason, we are proud to offer a variety of facial fillers, including Sculptra®, Juvederm®, and Belotero®, just to name a few. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!