Aging is associated with enhanced wisdom from experience, but it also brings a loss of skin elasticity and collagen. Loss of elasticity and collagen can result in an older appearance with hollow areas that form in the skin, as well as drooping, sagging, and wrinkles.
However, using fillers for face and neck skin concerns can rejuvenate your skin and help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectables made from a substance known as hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally produced in the body, but over time, its production decreases. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid fillers can enhance the volume of certain areas and reduce the signs of aging.
There are numerous fillers for face and neck skin on the market today, and each one has specific benefits and uses associated with them. Some of the most common include Restylane, Juvéderm, and Radiesse.
Because they have different formulas, some fillers may last longer than others. In most cases, you can expect the results from dermal fillers to last between three and six months before needing a touch-up.
What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of areas in the face and neck. These include:
Dermal fillers are a great way to plump lips that have decreased in size due to aging. The amount of plumpness is completely customizable. You can choose whether you want a full lip or more subtle results. Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance the lips’ texture where bumpy areas have appeared.
Cheeks tend to experience volume loss with age. This is due to the loss of elasticity and reduced collagen production. It’s especially common in those who engage in high-impact activities, such as running. Results associated with injected fillers can help to restore volume and the youthful appearance of the cheeks.
Reshape the Chin or Nose Area
Dermal fillers can be used to adjust patients’ side profiles in areas such as the chin or nose. For example, fillers can fill in areas of the jaw or neck that are beginning to display sagging. Since dermal fillers are minimally invasive, they don’t have the recovery period associated with surgical treatments such as facelifts or neck lifts.
Fill in Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds (otherwise known as marionette lines) commonly appear between the nose and mouth. With age, these folds gradually deepen and can lead to an older appearance. However, fillers for face creases can easily fill in these lines, resulting in restored volume and balance within the face.
Diminish Acne Scars
For those who have struggled with acne in the past, acne scars are not uncommon. While they may not always be noticeable to others, these types of scars are a frequent concern for those who have them.
Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of these scars and even out the texture of the skin, resulting in a smoother, less bumpy appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
There are a number of advantages to the use of dermal fillers. These include:
Quick Results with No Downtime
A dermal filler appointment is a quick process that typically takes less than an hour. In some cases, it may only require 15 minutes of your day. Once your injections are performed, you’ll see your initial results and be able to return to your regular daily routine.
Dermal fillers typically last up to six months before requiring a touch-up. A few dermal fillers have ingredients that allow results to last for several years. Continuing with your treatment plan and ensuring that you attend maintenance appointments will enable long-term results.
Can Be Combined with Other Treatments
Dermal fillers can be combined with a number of other treatments, according to your personal goals. For example, if you have forehead lines and reduced volume in your cheeks, a combination of dermal fillers and Botox may be best for you. You can also add on facials that target skin issues such as acne or hyperpigmentation.
Provide a Collagen Boost
Some dermal fillers help the body to stimulate its natural collagen production. This can encourage enhanced skin elasticity and prevent further skin damage. It can also help improve the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of future wrinkles.
What Can I Expect During a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Prior to receiving dermal filler injections, you’ll meet with a member of our skilled team to discuss the goals you are seeking to achieve through the use of dermal fillers. We’ll ask you for your full medical history, as well as a list of any medications that you are currently taking.
Once we’ve determined whether you are a good candidate for dermal fillers, we can recommend an appropriate strategy that may include dermal fillers as well as other options.
During your dermal filler session, we’ll start by thoroughly cleansing the area to be treated. We’ll then position the injections to obtain the results that you are seeking. There may be multiple injection sites depending on your treatment plan.
Following the appointment, you’ll be able to return to your daily activities. The appointment shouldn’t last longer than an hour, and we’ll provide you with aftercare instructions.
Are You Considering Dermal Fillers?
If you’re beginning to see signs of aging in your face and neck, dermal fillers can help to enhance facial volume and firm your skin. Contact River Med Spa in Cocoa Village, FL, to schedule an appointment for dermal fillers today.