More and more people are catching on to the way that dermal fillers reduce the effects of aging skin with no need for hospitalization or downtime. This convenient treatment has helped millions of people to look like a younger version of themselves in a very safe and natural way. From JUVÉDERM® to Sculptra® to Restylane®, we offer a variety of fillers to address any wrinkles you may have. Below is more information about these fillers, as well as some details on a few that we offer.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Often known as injectables, dermal fillers are products that are contained within a smoothly flowing gel that is delivered via injection to reduce the effects of facial aging. They usually contain substances that are depleted by the aging process.
What Is Collagen Used For?
Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that creates a lattice or framework for youthful skin cells to build around. You may have heard of it as a nutritional supplement to combat the aging process. In addition to its use internally, collagen can also be used near the surface of the skin to replace age-depleted collagen levels. Most fillers act as a way to stimulate collagen production, which enhances the results of the treatment.
What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a unique type of dermal filler containing polylactic acid, which is created in a laboratory. After injection, your body will gradually replace the injected materials with fresh collagen fibers to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Patients seem to respond best to several Sculptra® treatment sessions that are spaced a few weeks apart.
Is Hyaluronic Acid a Good Dermal Filler?
No. Hyaluronic acid is a great dermal filler. Like collagen, this special substance is produced by your own body in abundance when you are in your youth. Getting older leads to a collapse in hyaluronic acid production, which can be rectified via injections. After injection, a hyaluronic acid filler begins to immediately draw moisture into your skin like a sponge, leading to a plumping and volumizing effect.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, or wish to delay their appearance, you may make a good candidate for this treatment. If you have an active breakout or skin infection, you would need to clear that up prior to your appointment. Our professionals can help you pick out the best dermal filler for your needs.
If you would like to receive more information about dermal fillers, or are ready to schedule a consultation, please reach out to our team at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester and Chelmsford. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!