Aging skin is a common concern. As we age, our skin can slowly change in ways we don’t anticipate. Dermal fillers may be the answer you didn’t know you needed. In fact, dermal fillers have taken the beauty industry by storm, with over 1.8 million procedures being done in 2021 (according to The Aesthetic Society).
What are Dermal Fillers and What do They Do?
Dermal fillers are a category of injectable treatments that are a minimally invasive option for addressing many of the signs of aging. Fillers are usually made from synthetic versions of compounds found naturally within the body.
A series of injections are used to deposit the filler beneath the skin. Dermal fillers plump the skin from the inside and also stimulate your body to produce collagen, a structural protein that makes skin look youthful. There are several types of dermal fillers that have different benefits depending on the area of the face and the cosmetic concerns you are treating.
Fillers are highly sought after for a variety of purposes. They can be used to change the shape of certain features as a minimally-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. They also can combat these 5 common signs of aging.
As we age, we lose collagen, which we mentioned is key in providing structural support to our skin. Without this support, and after years of repetitive facial expressions, wrinkles take hold. One option is invasive facelift surgery to pull the skin tighter and diminish wrinkles. But if that is too drastic, fillers may be the way to go.
Fillers subtly plump skin under wrinkles, smoothing them out. In addition, the introduction of the filler promotes your body’s healing response and actually triggers the production of additional collagen in the area. Over time, this process will add to the effects of facial fillers on fine lines and wrinkles.
Another result of collagen loss is a sunken appearance. As the structure within the skin and tissue becomes weak, fat deposits beneath the surface of the face shift. This can lead to volume loss that results in a tired, sunken look.
Fillers come to the rescue by literally filling in these spaces, adding back volume where it has been lost. In this way, fillers lift your facial features, brightening your appearance to make you look younger, healthier, and more well-rested.
As we mentioned, structural proteins such as collagen and elastin dwindle as we age. Skin becomes less elastic, and when this combines with the loss of volume that occurs, skin can stretch and sag. Unfortunately, like volume loss, other injectables like Botox cannot correct sagging skin.
You can treat sagging skin without surgery by strategically utilizing fillers. Strategic placement of fillers can help to tighten the skin and fill in lost volume. The stimulation of collagen production will also improve the look of sagging skin.
Another telltale sign of aging that can sneak up on you is thinning lips. And with pillowy lips being a current trend, this can be disheartening. As with other aging signs, thinner lips are a result of lost collagen and diminishing fat deposits.
Fillers are the perfect solution for lips that are losing their pout. Fillers can give lips a shapely, fuller appearance that can instantly transform your face.
A receding chin is a lesser know feature of aging. Over time, we can lose tissue and even bone in this area. At some point you might notice that you appear to have a weaker chin than you were used to having in your younger years.
Fillers allow you to add volume along the jawline, resulting in a more defined chin. This more sculpted look can take years off of your appearance and even make you look more slender.
Ready to Try Fillers?
If you think fillers might be the answer you’ve been looking for, don’t wait! Contact our office to discuss fillers or any of our anti-aging treatment options.