Wouldn’t it be great to wake up every single morning and have that same youthful and revitalized appearance you had when you were 23 years old? When we were younger, we took a lot for granted, including our appearance. It is so ironic that the time in our life when we felt the most insecure about the way we looked was the time in our life where we actually looked the best we will ever look.
It can be kind of challenging putting your finger on what it is that makes a person look older. That’s because it is a combination of things. On the one hand, as we age, our skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is what makes our skin elastic. It’s what makes it look so vibrant. Hyaluronic acid is what helps our skin stay moisturized. These two compounds work together to give our face a full, youthful appearance.
Once we start to lose the volume in our face, there are secondary and tertiary effects. For example, since our face does not have so much volume, our skin starts to sag. Sagging skin collects around our jawline, and it removes some of the definition from our face. At the same time, sagging skin leads to wrinkle production. None of these things are desirous, none of them are considered attractive and yet as we age, none of them are avoidable.
Dermal fillers are designed to slow down or reverse this aspect of the aging process. Most dermal fillers are designed to restore youthful vitality to our face using two different processes. The first process is immediate. When the dermal filler is injected in your face, the volume of your face increases. Your skin becomes tighter, static wrinkles disappear and you instantly have a more definable contour to your face.
The second process is more long-term. Since dermal fillers have hyaluronic acid, the moisture in your face and skin increases. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture, and it continues to work on your skin long after the initial injection. Additionally, some dermal fillers include microspheres that are designed to serve as a framework that your body can use to produce more collagen.
Dermal fillers are designed to be an effective way to treat static wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that are on your face regardless of the facial expression you make. Dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, can be best treated by using a product like BOTOX®. Many patients see the best results by using a combination of dermal fillers and BOTOX® to give their entire face a rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal fillers are safe and have been used on many patients for an extended period of time. They are a powerful tool that can have a dramatic effect on a person’s face. At Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates in Chelmsford, we offer a variety of dermal fillers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.