For many patients, dermal fillers can be used as a way of reversing facial aging or preventing premature lines and wrinkles. For others, these injectables can help to postpone eventual cosmetic surgery. As you grow older, your skin begins losing collagen and elastin. These two naturally occurring substances promote increased facial volume and skin elasticity. Naturally, their age-related loss leads to skin that develops wrinkles and sags.
Advantages of Fillers
One of the main advantages to these products is their ability to offer significant anti-aging results without the need to undergo surgery. Since no openings are involved, less skin tissue is impacted. This means that you should experience virtually no downtime after your treatment. It also means that there is a much smaller chance of developing complications. Fillers also are extremely quick treatments. Many patients elect to have their filler injections take place over their lunch times.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Juvederm®: This hyaluronic acid filler is known for offering excellent results for those seeking thicker skin tissue and better hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that promotes water retention and helps to plump the skin. In addition to this important skin component, Juvederm® contains lidocaine to ensure patient comfort during the injection process.
Radiesse®: This product contains something called calcium hydroxylapatite, which is found in bones and teeth. The material is mixed inside of microspheres to assist in bio-availability. Once injected, Radiesse® goes to work to increase facial fullness and fill in fine lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking older than your actual age.
Fat Transfer: A fat transfer injection involves a small liposuction to remove fat from your own body for injection into your face. Once this fat is purified and injected, it helps to promote facial volume and fill in hollow areas and wrinkles. As a natural substance taken from your own body, fat transfer fillers have a very low incidence of allergic responses.
Most dermal fillers offer excellent results that are immediately noticeable. Since we are not injecting you with a foreign substance, your results will appear quite soft and natural. No one will know that you had anything done, just that you appear more rested and youthful.
One key takeaway with fillers is that, while impressive, their results are temporary. The materials that are injected will eventually be absorbed by your body, at which point you will need touch-ups to maintain your wrinkle reduction. Fortunately, dermal fillers provide results that can last up to one year or longer.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Fillers have helped millions of people turn back the clock on aging skin affected by hollow areas and fine lines and wrinkles. If you would like to experience for yourself what this advanced treatment can do for you, now is the time to reach out and make an appointment with ProMD Health! At our convenient locations in Baltimore, Arlington, and Annapolis, our friendly and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in greater detail and help you decide which one would be right for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!