As you age, your skin and the tissues beneath it go through huge changes at a cellular level. Your cells start producing less collagen and elastin, two proteins that help skin be firm and snap back into place.
Though the changes start in your cell, they can lead to big appearance changes. Without elastin to help your skin be more elastic, every time you make a facial expression, you begin to carve wrinkles into your face, most commonly around your eyes and mouth.
Without collagen, the tissues beneath your skin begin to lose their fight with gravity. Fat in your cheeks may begin to slide down toward your jaw, for instance. Your lips lose their plumpness without collagen giving them structure, too.
Though you can’t stop aging on a cellular level, dermal fillers can help you fight the appearance changes you see in the mirror. With the help of these minimally invasive, fast procedures, you can instantly see how your skin would appear with higher levels of collagen or elastin.
How Dermal Fillers WorkDermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that is naturally found in your skin. A trained aesthetician or physician can inject the hyaluronic acid on strategic areas of your face to help it appear like fat deposits beneath your skin are still there. The needle is tiny, and the entire treatment appointment takes less than one hour.
For instance, you can use dermal fillers to plump up your lips. You can also use them in your cheeks to restore lost volume there. Dermal fillers can also help fill in wrinkles around your mouth, getting rid of deep creases often called parentheses.
The hyaluronic acid also helps your skin retain moisture, giving you a more youthful glow.
What to Expect From Dermal Filler ResultsOne of the biggest benefits of dermal fillers is that your results are instant. After your injections are complete, you can look in the mirror and see your more youthful face. You may have a little swelling or redness as well, but that will go away within a day or two.
Though results are instant, that doesn’t mean they are short-lived. Dermal fillers give you the appearance you want for 9 months to a year or even longer. Maintenance appointments can help you keep your look even longer.
Another huge benefit of dermal fillers is the option to press the undo button. If you don’t like your results, your aesthetician can inject a special solution to dissolve the hyaluronic acid quickly, returning your skin to its former appearance. Many other cosmetic treatments, like Botox, don’t have this option.
At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our experienced aestheticians know how to place dermal filler injections for the best results possible. Their training and years of experience help them give you personalized results that boost your confidence and leave you feeling younger. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your dermal filler consultation.