Dermal fillers are extremely effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that can significantly affect your appearance in a negative manner. These minimally-invasive treatments offer a safe and effective way to turn back the hands of time when it comes to your face.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler is simply an injectable gel containing a substance that will enhance the thickness of your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers come in different formulations and work in slightly different ways. It is important to carefully consider each dermal filler so that you find the one that is right for your individual skin needs.
It is also important to keep in mind that your skin will continue to age normally after your treatment. The product that was injected will also be gradually absorbed by your body, requiring replacement in a certain timeframe that varies depending on the exact product used.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
The gradual loss of hyaluronic acid is a major factor in the formation of aging skin that develops lines and wrinkles. This important substance is created by your own body, and you have sufficient amounts when you are young. However, growing older means that your body produces less hyaluronic acid that becomes increasingly less effective. The result is skin that becomes thinner and drier.
By injecting the area with a gel containing hyaluronic acid, we are increasing the levels of this important skin component. Since the function of hyaluronic acid is to attract moisture and increase skin thickness, correcting this deficiency leads to skin that is thicker and moister.
Collagen Dermal Fillers
Like hyaluronic acid, collagen is present in large amounts when you are young. Since this special substance leads to the formation of thick skin due to its ability to function as a framework for skin cells, its gradual depletion creates skin that is thinner and more prone to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. A collagen dermal filler injection corrects this age-related deficiency, leading to skin that is thicker and free of lines and wrinkles.
Are you interested in dermal fillers? Make an appointment at Carolinas Eye Center & Med Spa in Charlotte, NC. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!