As you age, naturally occurring collagen that once enabled your skin to bounce back from damage starts to break down, and your skin loses its support. This leads to the development of develop wrinkles. Aging also causes a redistribution of the fat deposits that give your face a smooth appearance.
Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are an FDA-approved method to reverse signs of aging and restore your face to a more youthful visage. These injectables effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fill hollows so that you can feel confident in your looks.
If you live in the Centennial area and are interested in learning more about the benefits of dermal fillers, please call our office today at 303-759-5652 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.
What Dermal Fillers Treat
Dermal fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles that appear when your face is at rest and fill sunken-in areas that can occur at any age. These injectables improve the appearance of:
- Marionette lines
- Recessed scars
- Wrinkles when your face is relaxed
- Hollows under your eyes
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Sunken-in areas of your face
Dermal fillers empower you to revitalize your skin in order to restore your confidence.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
A layer of fat cells under your skin gives your face volume. As you age, gravity and a fatty tissue loss changes this layer, causing deep lines and wrinkles to appear. Some areas of your face lose enough fat that they look hollow, marring your face with ghastly shadows. Dermal fillers give you a more youthful appearance by replacing lost fatty tissue and collagen under your skin.
Understanding the Different Types
There are different types of dermal fillers, each offering their own benefits to best suit your individual needs.
Hyaluronic Acid: Many popular fillers, including Juvéderm and Restylane, use hyaluronic acid for its unique ability to draw in and retain moisture to smooth and plump your skin. Hyaluronic acid maintains its volume over time, producing results that typically last between 6 months and a year.
Poly-L-lactic Acid: Some fillers, such as Sculptra, use Poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate your skin to produce its own collagen to enhance the natural contours of your face. These results emerge subtly over time, and can last up to 2 years.
Synthetic: Other fillers use small spheres to increase the volume of your skin by encouraging your body to fill in around the spheres with its own tissue. Some synthetic choices, such as Bellafill, utilize spheres made from PMMA, a common plastic used for medical purposes, giving essentially permanent results.
Understanding the relationship between the muscles in your face allows certified professionals like Dr. Kevin Berry to effectively treat your wrinkles without any complications. Dr. Berry’s training gives him a deep understanding of how your face muscles move in order to avoid causing any visual complications.
In order to determine the best treatment for you, Dr. Berry will meet with you to discuss what bothers you the most about your face, and what improvement you want to see. Understanding the changes you want to make will allow Dr. Berry to help you achieve your goals. Dermal fillers do not treat everything. Certain signs of aging, including Crow’s feet, deep forehead lines, and glabellar lines require BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment instead.
Treatment usually only takes a few minutes, leaving you free to enjoy the rest of your day. Most choices produce immediate results that will have you leaving our office with confidence that you look refreshed and younger. You will continue to see improvements over the two weeks following treatment. Some patients experience temporary redness or tenderness around injection sites that clears up after a day or two.
Some options, such as Sculptra, take time to show results. Sculptra usually requires about three sessions over the course of six months for best results.