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Restoring Lost Volume With Dermal Fillers

Let’s be honest, outside of children who can’t wait to grow up and experience the wonders of adulthood, no one really wants to get older. Oftentimes, this is because age comes with a host of worrisome effects, like wrinkles, sagging skin, bone loss, and more

While we can’t bring those effects to a full stop, thanks to modern medical advancements, we are able to delay them or make them less prominent.

Here at The Spa & LaserLaster Center, we happily provide patients with treatment options to sidestep the common side effects of aging. Among those treatment options? Dermal fillers, a safe, popular, and minimally invasive choice for people looking to revitalize and restore their skin’s volume.

Considering dermal filler treatment? We can help. Here are three things you need to know before scheduling your appointment with The Spa & Laser Center:

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers include a group of substances that can be injected under the skin to combat a variety of conditions, including aging to scarring. These injections are most commonly used to restore and replenish volume that is lost over time due to age—in skin, muscle, fat, and bone. There are many types of FDA-approved dermal fillers available for use, and their ingredients may vary based on your treatment type.

Dermal fillers are used for many purposes. These injections can help boost the appearance or aesthetics of under-eye circles, thinning lips, and deep-set wrinkles. Additionally, dermal fillers may also be used to alleviate the appearance of scarring.

However, two of the most popular uses of fillers are for volume restoration and “lifting” cheekbones.

Lifting Cheekbones

Dermal Filler Injection For Cheeks Over time, your face loses much of its natural collagen, fat, and elasticity. Paired with natural bone loss, these effects of aging can cause your face’s appearance—noticeably around the cheeks—to sag. Without invasive surgical procedures, literally lifting your cheekbones isn’t possible.

However, thanks to dermal fillers, strategic use of these injections can replicate and recapture the vibrance your skin once had. A series of filler injections can be used to “lift” the areas surrounding your cheekbones, creating the illusion of a more defined structure while alleviating natural lines and wrinkles.

Volume Restoration

While dermal fillers can be used to provide a visible lift to your cheekbones, they can also be used to restore volume in other areas well—including under the ears and along the jaw, smoothing out wrinkles and adding noticeable fullness to skin that’s been pulled down by the natural effects of age.

Lip Fillers

Body: Another popular dermal filler treatment is lip filling, which helps patients achieve fuller, plumper lips in next to no time. Lip fillers utilize a safe, gel-like substance to add subtle volume to lips to improve appearance. Results vary, but your lip fillers may last anywhere between six and 18 months. Love the look? Come back for additional visits to maintain that stunning smile.

How Do Dermal Fillers Differ From Botox?

There’s often some confusion between dermal fillers and Botox. While Botox does assist in reducing the appearance of aging and is also a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, the two treatments are quite different.

Botox uses a natural toxin that’s been purified to numb or temporarily paralyze the muscles under the skin. This pause effectively eliminates the muscle’s ability to “flex”, which—next to aging—is one of the main causes of wrinkling. Unlike dermal fillers, Botox does not restore or add volume to your skin. It is simply a countermeasure to wrinkling and quite an effective one at that. If you’re looking to restore volume or lift specific areas, dermal fillers are the choice for you.

Ready to rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the effects of aging? The Spa & Laser Center can help. Please contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your dermal filler appointment consultation today.
Dermal Filler Injection For Cheeks