Has your face looked older recently due to a loss of facial volume, wrinkles or hollows in certain areas? If so, treatment with dermal fillers may be right for you. Dermal fillers have helped many people regain their self-confidence by restoring volume to areas affected by aging skin. They are safe, effective and minimally-invasive, making them perfect for those who wish to avoid the risk, expense and significant downtime associated with cosmetic surgery.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that help restore lost facial volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. They consist of various ingredients that are skin components your body produces in smaller amounts as you age, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of facial volume.
A Look at Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid makes a popular choice for a dermal filler ingredient due to its proven ability to plump and hydrate the skin. Like collagen, hyaluronic acid is produced by your own body and declines in amount as you age.
When skillfully injected into certain areas, the hyaluronic acid goes to work under your skin. It has the property of attracting and holding water molecules within your skin cells. Its loss helps explain why you develop lines and wrinkles. When your skin holds less moisture, it deflates like a balloon.
Treatment with dermal fillers rectifies this deficiency and reverses the process. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers restore lost facial volume, hydrate skin internally and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are considered to be a safe and effective treatment for a loss of facial volume. They also have a very low risk of an allergic response because they contain substances that are already present within the body.
The results from dermal fillers are impressive and require little to no downtime to manifest since no incisions are necessary. However, you should realize that the results are not permanent. The aging process will continue, and you will require follow up treatments in several months to a year or more, depending on the filler used, in order to keep looking younger.
Learn More About Dermal Fillers
At YouthFill MD, we offer a variety of fillers for patients to choose from. Make an appointment at our office in Los Angeles or La Crescenta to see which filler is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!