Refresh Your Appearance with Dermal Fillers
- Posted on: Mar 15 2022
The signs of aging. We know they are going to appear at some point. And when they do, they just don’t seem to stop. This may be the nature of cosmetic aging but we are not powerless to manage our appearance as we age. If you are feeling the frustration of never-ending changes to the contours of your face but you don’t like the idea of plastic surgery, you’re in the perfect spot to consider the value of dermal filler treatment. Here, we discuss why this method of facial rejuvenation continues to be popular even amidst the development of new technologies.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable wrinkle-reducers and then some. They work differently than Botox, which is another well-known wrinkle reducer. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid. This is an organic acid that the body produces to lubricate the joints and hold moisture in the skin. Some dermal fillers contain ingredients that mimic the connective tissue beneath the skin. Calcium hydroxylapatite gel microspheres are an example. Where hyaluronic acid works by binding to water molecules, other ingredients work by building a temporary scaffolding in deeper layers of the skin while simultaneously promoting collagen production. With advances in manufacturing technology, dermal fillers have expanded their capacity to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results in a variety of areas of the face. This is because different fillers are made in different consistencies. Some are ultra-soft and smooth, making them ideal for very fine lines like those that form around the mouth. Some are more viscous and structural, making them great for building cheek or temple volume. With these changes, dermal fillers have become a leading treatment for a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, from horizontal forehead lines to undereye bags to jowls.
Why People Choose Dermal Fillers
The fact that dermal fillers are so versatile is a leading reason for their persistent popularity over more than a decade of use. All fillers used today have been approved by the FDA, which means they have each gone through strict clinical testing and, through such, have been proven safe and effective in comparison to other filler products on the market at the time. The risks associated with dermal filler treatment are so minimal that patients often schedule their injections during their lunch break. There is no downtime needed to manage the minor side effects that may occur, which include swelling and temporary redness.
Now is a great time for a facial refresher. Getting dermal fillers is a pretty easy decision when you find a board-certified provider you can trust. To learn more about how we administer dermal fillers, contact our Sarasota office at (941) 379-6647.
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