Should You Use Injectable Treatments for Facial Lines and Wrinkles? We got you covered.
As skin ages, it loses collagen and elastin. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels and more. Collagen is the magic ingredient that holes the body together by giving our skin strength. Elastin is another protein that allows for skin, muscle and tissue elasticity. It allows for our skin to “bounce back” after being stretched. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen and elastin. This typically results in more wrinkles, less elasticity and, overall, looser skin.
Apart from natural aging, stress takes a toll on the skin as well. Stressful indicators can include lack of sleep, smoking, living in a highly polluted city, exposing oneself to far too much sunlight, etc. All of the above are directly linked to fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.
What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler is a solution that is injected into the skin to give a local area desired volume and plumpness. Fillers are typically injected to an area directly underneath a fine line or wrinkle, which inflates and pushes up and stretches the skin directly above it. This stretching ultimately diminishes the fine line or wrinkle and, over time, ideally will rid your skin of either altogether.
Apart from ridding your skin of the average wrinkle or fine line, dermal fillers also can be used to increase the volume of other parts of the face that don’t ordinarily lose volume. If you are looking for fuller lips or a more pronounced
Dermal fillers are also used to increase volume of parts of the face that have not necessarily lost volume. For instance, if you want fuller lips or perhaps more pronounced cheeks, a dermal filler can be used to make up the volume missing from your desired state.
Are There Different Types of Dermal Fillers?
There are varying types of dermal fillers – some soft, some hard; some shorter-lasting, some longer-lasting. Each type has a different purpose and is applicable to a different part of the face.
Dermal fillers should not be confused with Botox (including Dysport, Xeomin or Myobloc). Although dermal fillers and Botox utilize injections, Botox is typically used for reducing the muscle movement that causes wrinkles. Dermal fillers, rather, increase the volume of a local area. With that, many have started to get Botox and dermal filler treatments together, as the combination can produce dramatically improved results.
Most Commonly Used Dermal Fillers?
Are Injectable Treatments For Facial Lines and Wrinkles Are Right For Me?
If you are looking to determine if injectable dermal fillers are right for you, look no further. Our clinicians are more than happy to guide you through your treatment from an initial consultation (free of charge, of course) to identifying concerns you may have about your skin, to identifying goals and what you want to achieve during treatment and then identifying the right treatment for you as well.
Our clinicians are the best in the business having performed thousands upon thousands dermal fillers and injections. They are not only highly skilled, but also completely certified with the required accreditations needed so you know you’re in good hands.