Facial volume loss
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and can start to sag. The facial skin droops downward, forming bags under the eyes and creating jowls. This can make us look older than we are and can often make the face look tired.
For those who are looking for a non-surgical solution to drooping, sagging skin there are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to fill in lines and wrinkles and restore volume to the cheeks and face.
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin in a minimally invasive procedure. They act to restore volume under the skin. Providing volume under the skin lifts and smoothes out the skin, making wrinkles and creases less apparent. The plumpness restored to the mid-facial area has a dramatic effect on the appearance of the face, often making individuals immediately look a decade or so younger.
Dermal fillers are made out of a wide variety of materials. The most popular types are made out of hyaluronic acid gels. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of human skin and is less likely to cause reactions than many other types of fillers. Most hyaluronic acid filler injections last for 6 to 12 months before repeat treatments are needed.
An advantage of hyaluronic acid as a filler is that it seems to stimulate the body’s collagen production at the site(s) of injection. With each subsequent touch-up injection, the plumping effect seems to last longer and less fillers are needed.
At SeaMist MedSpa, we offer Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero Balance. Each brand has slightly different properties and a different consistency. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs. After an evaluation of your skin and the issues you’d like to correct, we can create a treatment designed to give you the best results.
What to expect
The fillers will be injected under the skin using a fine needle. The procedure should take only a few minutes. There may be some minor discomfort during the procedure. Topical anesthetics will be used to ensure comfort. There may be some minor redness or swelling after the procedure that will quickly go away. Some patients have minor bruising, but that will fade after a few days.
The desired facial fullness will be immediately apparent after the procedure, although the final effect won’t be apparent until 2 to 3 days after the procedure when any minor swelling has subsided. Dermal fillers can safely be used in conjunction with BOTOX® to both restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re ready to start combatting the signs of aging on your skin, but you aren’t ready to undergo cosmetic surgery dermal fillers could be the perfect solution for you. Contact SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown today to schedule your consultation. We’ll help you get smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.