Once we start seeing the signs of aging, they can become difficult to ignore. This is equally true for those who wish to support their aging process instead of fight it as it is for those who are proponents of plastic surgery to correct concerns like jowls and smile lines. Regardless of how you wish to go about managing your aging skin, you deserve to feel satisfied and confident. One of the several options that Imago Medical Spa helps our clients feel their best is to administer dermal filler injections into areas of the face that need a boost of volume. Here, we discuss what dermal fillers do and why so many people turn to these products to age more gracefully. If you are interested in a quick fix, there’s nothing like dermal filler injections to give you just that.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are often referred to as wrinkle reducers. However, if you were to look at them solely as that, you might miss some of the many advantages this treatment offers. In our medical spa, we use the various dermal fillers in the Restylane family. These are considered natural fillers because they are made with hyaluronic acid rather than a synthetic substance. The body naturally makes hyaluronic acid, but in lower amounts, as we age. This is one of several reasons we see the signs of aging worsen year after year. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers insert the substance directly where volume is needed. The tiny particles of hyaluronic acid trap water molecules in deeper layers of the skin. When injected beneath lines and creases, this brings the skin up to the surface to lie smoothly, wrinkle-free. When injected into the lips, hyaluronic acid creates more softness, definition, and fullness. The same can be achieved in the cheeks, restoring or creating higher cheekbone contours. Dermal fillers can even be used along the jawline to disguise the appearance of jowls and give the area more youthful angles.
Why People Choose Dermal Fillers
There are several reasons to consider dermal filler injections for a quick pick-me-up for your skin. The treatment process takes less than an hour, including your consultation with your board-certified provider. During this part of the appointment, you will discuss your concerns and what you wish to achieve, including the degree of plumpness you expect to achieve through your treatment. Our goal in performing dermal filler injections is to create natural-looking curves and facial rejuvenation for each of our clients. To do this while also meeting your expectations, your provider can show you the changes as they occur in real-time. This is another benefit of dermal filler treatment, the hyaluronic acid particles immediately draw in and trap water molecules, so you see your rejuvenation happening as it builds. The risks of dermal filler treatment are very low, especially because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that the body knows well. The most common side effects include minor, temporary swelling and redness. Bruising is possible but if you avoid alcohol and other blood-thinning products for a few days before your appointment, this risk is very low.