As you age, your face starts to lose subcutaneous fat. As amounts of subcutaneous fat in the face begin to lessen, your facial muscles will be working closer to your skin’s surface. This increases the appearance of crow’s feet and smile lines.
Another effect of aging is stretching of the facial skin, which contributes to the overall loss in facial volume. Lifestyle, heredity and sun exposure are other contributing factors. The primary purpose of dermal fillers is to restore fullness of the face while diminishing facial lines.
At SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown, we offer dermal fillers to help restore volume to your face, and give you a more youthful appearance. Our medical team can discuss all of our available options with you. During your consultation we can determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs, so you get the best possible results. Contact SeaMist MedSpa today to schedule your appointment.
What Are Dermal Fillers Used For?
Aside from boosting collagen, dermal fillers are also effective for improving the appearance of recessed scars, softening facial wrinkles and creases and enhancing shallow contours. They’re also capable of plumping up thin lips. Dermal fillers are especially useful for anyone who is experiencing the early signs of aging. In many cases, however, the fillers are supplementary to primary facial rejuvenation surgery.
Top Dermal Fillers
There are two very well-known fillers. They’re called Restylane and Juvederm. Restylane is a biodegradable gel, and it’s not made from animals. The gel is made of hyaluronic acid. Restylane is viewed as soft tissue dermal filler, and it’s great for adding volume to skin and smoothing facial wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm is also made of hyaluronic acid, but it’s a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. It benefits skin hydration and volume. In most cases, Juvederm is used to temporarily correct severe facial folds and wrinkles. While these are two of the most popular dermal fillers, there are other products available.
Over time, the skin loses hyaluronic acid, and the fillers aim to smooth out the issues caused by this gradual loss of hyaluronic acid. They can add volume to your face and smooth scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
How Do They Work?
The process of injecting dermal fillers isn’t complicated. In fact, the procedure is quite simple. Hyaluronic acid has been used in medical procedure for over 20 years. It’s important to understand that dermal fillers have a very specific function when compared to other medical procedures.
During the procedure, a natural or synthetic substance is injected into deep lines and frown lines. The filler is injected into target areas on the face. It’s commonly injected into the hallow areas of the face. It causes lines and wrinkles to fill in immediately while also plumping the skin up.
The wrinkles disappear almost immediately. Depending on what dermal filler you choose to receive, the results can last anywhere from three months to two years.
How you take care of your skin has an impact on the duration of the results. Another variable that influences the length of the results is how your face ages. You should avoid confusing dermal fillers with Botox. Dermal fillers plump and smooth skin while Botox stops muscles from contracting.